December 17

Technology lesson with Mrs. Crosby: Snowmen All Year

Working with Mrs. Dye to make our Christmas wish ornaments.

Learning to code in STEM using Bee Bot robots.


We had fun making Gingerbread Houses after we read several versions of The Gingerbread Man story.

Important Dates:

  • Monday December 18- Holiday Party from 8:30- 9:45
  • Early Release: 12/19 and 12/20
  • To celebrate the end of school for 2017 and the beginning of Winter Break, students will be allowed to wear an Ugly Sweater on Tuesday, December 19th if they would like.  Please make sure your child wears it with Standard School Attire on the bottom. Thank you and Happy Holidays! (students may also wear the usual Tealsey uniform top)
  • Dress Down Day 1$- Wednesday December 20
  • Winter Holidays begin Thursday December 21 and we return on Thursday January 4th.


December 10

Enjoying a little December snow

Brooks, “It’s almost like we are twins”.

Important Dates:

  • Giving Shop– We will visit as a class on Wednesday December 13
  • Library- check out– Wednesday December 13
  • Please remember to send in your donations for our holiday party by Wednesday December13-
  • Holiday Party– Monday December 18- 8:30-9:45 am – please join us!
  • Early release- Tuesday and Wednesday 12/19 and 12/20
  • Dress Down Day 1$- Wednesday December 20
  • Winter Holiday 12/21- 1/3

What we are studying:


  • phonics: short i, a. initial, middle, ending Pp
  • sight words: or, not, number, out, now
  • reading- connections and inferences using a variety of Gingerbread Man stories. We will finish this up on Friday making our own gingerbread houses.


  • Gingerbread math; measuring and comparing using gingerbread men
  • Counting to 100 (and beyond) by 1’s and 10’s

Social Studies:

  • Christmas around the world


  • practice sight words: or, not, number, out, now
  • practice address
  • show and tell- student choice




December 4

Happy Birthday to our birthday twins!

We love our new field! Thank you to all of you who supported the Tiger Trot fundraiser.

Important Dates:

  • Barnes and Noble night – Tuesday December 5- 4-7 pm. I will be wrapping from 4:00- 4:30, I hope to see you there!
  • Library- Wednesday December 6
  • Friday December 8- Author’s breakfast. Congratulations to our author Eliyah Foreman who will represent our class.
  • Santa Shop- December 11-14
  • Our holiday party will be Monday December 18 from 8:45-9:45- and you are invited! We will be making Santa pancakes, crafts, and playing games. Here is the link to the sign up genius for our class needs for this, gingerbread house making, and Polar express viewing. Please take a look and sign up where you can.

What we are learning this week:


  • We are practicing making connections and inferring through a variety of Snowmen read alouds.
  • Sight words: more, many, made, make, if
  • Phonics: blending cvc words using the short i, Ff in the beginning, middle, and end of words.


  • Counting to 100 and beyond by 1’s and 10’s
  • Counting groups of objects to 20 arranged in arrays, lines, circle: and identifying and writing the correct number.


  • Informational writing: how to decorate a Christmas tree.

Social Studies

  • Address: street, city, state, country
  • We are going to be exploring Christmas around the world. On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday we will rotate through 6 different classes learning about Christmas customs in the United States of America, Holland, Germany, Mexico, Italy, and France.


  • Family customs project due Monday December 11, I cant wait to see these.
  • Show and tell- Friday- anything that has an Ff somewhere in the name or explanation.

Class needs: If you are cleaning out for the new year and have a collection of small toys in good shape  (think MacDonald’s happy meals or dollar tree) we would love them for our treasure box. Whats old to your student is new for another- on the flip side you will be receiving new treasures..