Happy Holidays

Happy Friday everyone!!!  I hope everyone had a great week and has a wonderful weekend!!!

We look forward to seeing you at our class party this upcoming Monday, December 18 at 11.

Stay warm ūüėÄ

A Few Reminders……

  1. ¬†Please send in a wrapped book if you haven’t already done so for our classroom book exchange. ¬†We need all books sent in no later than this Thursday, Dec.14th.
  2. All field trip forms and payment are due by Monday, December 18th.


Today- 12/8

Due to Weather Conditions All Cobb County Schools will release early today, Friday, December 8 using the following schedule:
High Schools             11:30 a.m.
Middle Schools          12:30 p.m.
Elementary Schools    1:30 p.m.
After School Program (ASP) is closed.
Thank you

Book exchange


The letter about the book exchange was sent home today in your child’s take home folder. ¬†You can start sending in your wrapped book any time you have it and are ready. ¬†Please make sure it is labeled From: your child, so we know who it is from.

Thank you!!!!!!!!!  Happy Holidays!!!!!

Class Book exchange

Dear families,

To help us celebrate the holidays in class, we will be doing a class book exchange!  Each child should bring in one wrapped paperback book by Thursday, December 14th.

Book Guidelines-

  1.  The book should be NEW, paperback, and around $3.00.  Please do not send in hardback books.
  2. Please be sure the book is suitable for a boy or a girl. (non- gender specific)
  3. Please help your child wrap the book with wrapping paper.  No gift bags please- half the fun is the unwrapping part.
  4. Please have your child write their name next to From: on the attached gift tag.  ( for example: To: my friend From: Susie)
  5. Each child will receive a new book to keep. ¬†You may want to remind your child that the book they bring in will not be the book they take home ( so they don’t get too attached to it). ¬†If you are unable to make a purchase, please let us know.

Thanks so much and Season’s Greetings!

Mrs. Cohen and Mrs. Ruden

December homework


We are starting a homework calendar this month. ¬†It will be coming home in your child’s take home folder today. ¬†Everything is explained to you at the bottom of the calendar. ¬†Homework will be due on January 4, 2018.

Thanks for all of your support and happy Friday!!!!!

So busy!!!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving break with friends and family.  The class was very excited to share what they did and where they went over the break.  Here is what we are working on-

Language Arts/ PhonicsРWe are continuing to practice letter sounds while working on sounding out words with all of the sounds we know.  They are working very hard when we make words with letters, focusing on different vowel sounds.  They are enjoying making words and sounding out words when looking at pictures.

Writing- We are working on narrative writing during our writers workshop time. We are really focusing on  sounding out words, having spaces between our words, beginning with an uppercase letter and ending with a punctuation mark. We are also making illustrations and labeling them to help us add more details to our writing.

Math‚Äď We are working on counting to 100 ( and some higher) by ones and by tens.¬† We are also working on finding the bigger number within two numbers, and finding the smaller number between two numbers. We will be discussing greater than and less than (comparing numbers).¬† We are also continuing to work on writing our numbers correctly.¬† They are doing a great job at taking their time to practice this.

Science‚Äď We are learning and describing different types of motion.¬† We are doing this in science lab, in class as a whole group, and during literacy centers in a small group setting.

Social Studies‚Äď We are learning about the bald eagle as an American symbol and what it represents.

Thanks for all of your support!



  1.  We are going to the book fair tomorrow as a class if you would like to send in money with your child.
  2. Tickets are coming home today for our Thanksgiving lunch.  Please bring them with you when you come to lunch on Wednesday!

Thank you!

Book Fair

Dear Parents,

Our Book Fair is here!  You can also shop our online book fair!  If you would like to shop the online book fair for gifts for the holiday season you are able to add a note to your online order.  In the note you can request that when the order is delivered to the school to please call you for pick up!  Please include your name, your child’s name, your phone number, and call for pick up.  The online fair has been extended until Sunday, November 26th.

The link to the online book fair is http://www.scholastic.com/bf/mountainviewelemschool1


Thank you!  Happy Reading!