Hi Families!

I forgot to remind the students that tomorrow is Library day!  Tomorrow is going to be a fun day!  We have our Monticello virtual reality tour and we have a special bridge building Builder Bunch tomorrow!  I can’t wait!

Also, have you heard about Justin Timberflake?  If not ask your child all about it!

Day 77

Can you believe we’ve been in school for 77 days?  Can you believe it is already December?  Make sure you ask your child what changes they found today in our classroom.  Did you know it changes every month?  Yep!  It’s super fun and of course I totally love it!

Here is a sneak-a-peek at our Daily Five!

Open and Closed Syllables

This week we are working on open and closed vowels!  Today we learned all about the Letter King and how he built a fence to control the vowels.  Ask your child about the story (hopefully, they remember!)  Here is a quick video you might want to show them this week to help them with this phonics pattern.

Book Fair and Thanksgiving Lunches

Hi Families!

The book fair is starting on Monday!  Our class is signed up to go on Wednesday, Nov. 14th at 12:00!

Also, don’t forget about the Thanksgiving lunches.  Our class will go on Wednesday, Nov. 14th at about 10:24!

Finally, please remember to review your inclement weather form and return it asap!


Thank you!

Thank you

I just wanted to take time to thank each of you who were able to meet with me to discuss the progress of your child.  You are raising smart, problem-solvers.  They care and try, and do their personal best.  Thank you for sharing them with me everyday.

As we embark on this new nine weeks, things will begin to get a little harder.  If you ever have questions, know that I am here to help.  The most important thing you can do with your child is to read.  Have them spend time quietly reading to themselves.  Let them be independent.  Talk about ideas for writing and help them feel successful.

Finally, I thought you might enjoy these questions that you could ask at the dinner table.  Enjoy!

  1.  Did you make Stone Soup today?  Yes we did!  We used the making of the Stone Soup to help us retell the story with all the parts.
  2. Was the soup good?  Each student of course had their own opinion, but I thought it wasn’t so bad!  Thank you if you donated supplies.
  3. How do you tell time?  We’ve been learning to tell time to the hour and half hour.  This is VERY tricky for students.  Try practicing at home.  They should know the digital time as well as the analog time.
  4. What is the -ck rule?  The rule is:  Immediately after a short vowel, at the end of a one syllable word, spell k with -ck… Hooray!

Have a great weekend, read non-fiction stories, and I will see them on Monday!

Day 45

Happy Wednesday!

I just wanted to take a minute and let you know each student should have their class t-shirts in their backpacks today.  They are blue.  Students can wear these shirts on Fridays and we wear them on field trips, class parties, and on field day!  So please do not lose it!

Tomorrow is early release day!  If you have a change in dismissal, please send a note with your child.

Finally, next week is parent conference week.  You may not know this, but teachers get nervous, just like you.  If you have things you want to specifically discuss, please think them over, make a list and we can discuss your thoughts first, then I will go over the academics part of school with you second.  You will not receive a report card.  Report cards can only be accessed through ParentVue.  You can sign up for ParentVue when you come for parent conferences if you do not already have access to the site.

I look forward to seeing everyone next week!


PTA needs Volunteers

Dear Mountain View Families,

This Friday is our Fall Festival and it promises to be an exciting evening! We absolutely cannot run this festival without the help of our wonderful parents. We are still in need of parent volunteers to make sure that the evening is SAFE and fun for our kids. If you have already volunteered through your Room Rep, we thank you! If you haven’t and can help out, please click on the link below to see if there is a time slot that works for you. We are also in need of more cakes for our Cake Walk.

Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing everyone on Friday!

Welcome Back!!

Well, I am spending this last day of fall break in Effingham, GA watching my youngest Erin play soccer. But I’m ready to head back to school!

On Tuesday, I will send the Sign Up Genius link for you to sign up for a parent conference. Look for it at 7:20 on Tuesday!  It is first come first serve. If you are unable to use Sign Up Genius, just shoot me an email and I’ll give you a time.

Dont forget to send a healthy snack and a water bottle with your child for tomorrow!

Enjoy the day!!