Our Classroom

Our Classroom

Tuesday, December 1, 2015


  • Our book fair will be this week beginning on Wednesday and running through Saturday during the Winter Festival. We will go as a class on Wednesday, December 2nd. If you send money, please make sure it is in an envelope with your child's name on it. 

  • Cookie Dough Fundraiser pick up will be from 3:00-6:00pm on Thursday, December 3rd. Everyone will need to pick up their fundraiser items on Thursday in the gym!

  • This Saturday is the Winter Festival at Concord from 9-12pm. I hope to see everyone there!

Math Workshop:

Fact Families

Subtraction Practice

Xtra Math


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

So thankful...

Can you believe it's almost Thanksgiving break already? The school year is flying right by...
The kids have worked so hard these past 3 months! I am so proud and thankful every day for each of them. Please enjoy some time to slow down and relax over the break. 

I want to share with all of you that Gabe's parents have donated an Osmo to our classroom. It should arrive by the beginning of December. The students are gong to love the hands on experiences that Osmo provides. Take a look at OSMO.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Academic Update

Writer's Workshop:
The students are writing informational books. They are making a shift from writing books with a 'story teller' voice to using a 'teaching voice'. They are doing a great job getting starting on their 'All About' books. Here are some things they have learned so far from the mini lessons:

We are making a shift in math as well. We are now learning subtraction strategies. We will be working on these strategies for the next few weeks and working on subtraction practice during math centers. 

Yay! We have over 100 items for the Helping Hands campaign. Emma's mom brought in a treat for us to celebrate. Thank you to Emma's mom! Let's challenge ourselves to get 200 items by the end of the week! Thank you for your support!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Mystery Reader

We loved the book that Gretchen's mom read to us today! It had such a wonderful message! Ask your child about the story.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Lily is in the spotlight this week! She would like everyone to wear gray tomorrow. 

We had a wonderful Veteran's Day assembly. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Student spotlight

Kyren is in the spotlight this week. 
He would like everyone to wear orange tomorrow. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Thank you

Thank you to all the parents for a wonderful conference week! Thank you to all the parents who came to our Fall Festival. Thank you to Gabe's mom and all the other parents who help make our party wonderful! 
We appreciate all of you!!

Math Update: 
We are close to wrapping up our unit on addition strategies. One of the most important math strategies is to make 10 when adding three numbers. The students are enjoying some new games to enhance fact fluency during math workshop. ( addition war, memory make 10 and doubles dash)

Don't forget about Helping Hands- bring in food items! Emma's mom will count our totals each week and will have surprise for the class when we get to 100 items! Please help families in need by sending in food items this week. 

Be on the look out for Veteran's Day invitation. Please send it back to school this week. Thank you!