Report Cards

Report cards will be coming home today.  The content in the envelope is for you to keep.  I just need the envelope returned with a signature.  I am very proud of all my students.  They are working hard and doing well!  Continue to work on reading, rainbow words, sums to 5 and differences to 5, and practice writing sentences.  The writing homework folder will help a lot with writing practice.

Have a great day!



Red Wings for Reading Contest/Updates

Your child will be bringing home a note for Red Wings for Reading contest today.  We have or will be reading all three books listed for K-2.  Please complete and return the form by next Tuesday, so we can enter the contest.

Please return the yearbook order forms on Monday.  I still have not received all of them.  The forms were personalized for each child individually.  I need to redistribute them.

I have not received all of the student’s leveled readers this week.  Please be sure to return the books so I can work with them and send new books home.  Now that I am working with students using the books, I will be sending home the new book along with 3 of the practiced books.  We will keep adding one and taking one as your child moves forward with reading levels.  I will only being adding a new book if your child is ready to move forward.  Otherwise we will continue with the books in hand until he or she can read them fluently.

Next week’s spelling test will be on Thursday since we are off on Friday.

Our Valentine’s Party is Thursday, February 11.  Our homeroom moms are all set with items for the party.  There will not be a Sign-up Genius.  Your child is welcome to send in completed Valentine cards with a treat to pass if you choose.  Please only sign your child’s name on the cards.  Leave “To” blank.  All treats need to be individually wrapped so we can put them in each child’s Valentine bag.

We will be studying rocks in Science.  Please send 3-4 various rocks in a baggie to school with your child by Tuesday.  Please write your child’s name on the baggie.

Have a great weekend!


Yearbook Order Forms

Dear Families,

I was not aware that the yearbook order forms had each student’s name printed on them.  Please return the order forms tomorrow so I can redistribute them.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Thank you!


Week of February 1

Dear Families,

It is hard to believe that our 3rd marking period is beginning this week.  Report cards will be coming home some time this week.  I will have your child’s NWEA scores with his/her report card. I was able to print off a progress report and a student goal sheet from the NWEA website for each child.  This will show you your child’s RIT score, norm grade level RIT, and projected RIT score for spring testing.  The goal sheet will inform you of your child’s strengths and possible areas of concern so you know the areas your child needs to work on.  The next test will be given in May.

What’s New? 

Spelling begins this week for Kindergarten.  Please be sure to read the note that was sent home on Friday explaining spelling.  I also attached this week’s spelling words for home practice.  You will receive the new spelling list every Friday.  Be sure to practice the spelling words with your child daily.  The test scores are recorded for a grade.

Homework calendars and writing folders will be sent home on Monday.  Both will be due on Friday, February 26.  It is very important to work on the monthly assignments with your child as the activities review what we are or have been learning.   Please continue to work on your child’s rainbow words too!

Shout outs!

Congratulations to our math masters!  Mrs. Malone,  our math interventionist,  has started this great program in our school to get students motivated to learn their math facts.  During our school assembly on Friday, the students who have achieved their grade level facts were announced and awarded a medal.  The following students from our class received medals: Eleanore, Olivia, Brian, Cassie, Norah, Judah, Zachary, Robert, and Justin.  Keep practicing those math facts.  The X-tra Math website that I have signed up the students on is a great way to practice.  The website and your child’s code was sent home a while back.  If you have misplaced it, let me know and I will give you the information again.

The following students are rainbow word masters.  They have completed all of their rainbow words.  Congratulations Norah and Zachary!  They will be moving on to coin list 1.

Thank you parents for sending in extra snack for the children.  The children and I greatly appreciate it!

Upcoming Dates:

We will be celebrating several birthdays this month.

We were not able to have our January PBIS reward party on Friday due to the assembly and half day dismissal.  We will be celebrating this week.  The plan is for Thursday.  We will be having an ice cream sundae party.  We have all items except plastic/ styrofoam bowls and plastic spoons.   If anyone is able to donate theses items it would be greatly appreciated.

Our Valentine party will be celebrated on Thursday, February 11.  Our homeroom moms are in the planning stages.  Once I am notified of the items we may need I will create a sign up genius.  Each child is welcome to bring Valentine cards and treats to pass out.  We have 19 students.  Please write your child’s name on the “from” line only.  Do not write any names on the “to” line for easier and quicker distributing.

Our 100th Day of School will be celebrated on February 26 as long as we do not have any snow days.

No school February 12-15 – mid-winter break.  School resumes on the 16th.

March is Reading Month will be here before we know it.  We are in need of any gently used children’s books for a book swap that we will be having during our family literacy night (March 1).  If you have any books that are in need of a new home, please consider donating them for our swap.  Books needed are Kindergarten -5th grade level.  We will be collecting books the whole month of February.

Have a great week!





Week of January 25

Dear Families,

This is the last week of testing for 2nd quarter report cards.  This week I will be administering the district Social Studies common assessment.  I am so looking forward to resuming our regular schedule in our classroom.  I am sure the children are too!  It has been a very busy month of assessing!

The leveled readers that I sent home on Friday, please return next Monday so your child can practice reading this week and over the weekend.

Coming Next Week:

  1.  Our district spelling for Kindergarten will begin next week.  Your child will be tested every Friday on the week’s spelling words.  I will be sending home 6 words to practice.  Each week 3 words will be from a word family and the other 3 words are rainbow words.  Your child will be tested on 10 words.  The extra 4 words are the “cold words”.  These words will follow the word family pattern for the given week.  This is to see if your child understands the weekly word pattern.  These four words will contain blends/digraphs too.  For example, say the weekly words follow the -at word family.   The words may be cat, fat, rat, the cold words could be flat, chat, splat, that.   When studying the spelling words, practice extra words with your child that follow the word family pattern so they feel more confident with the words.  A note will be coming home this week along with the spelling words to work on.  Our first spelling test will be next Friday, February 5.
  2. On Monday, February 1, your child will be bringing home a homework calendar and writing homework folder.   Monthly homework will be due the last Friday of the month.



Please be sure to send 2 snacks each day.  We have a very early lunch and the children get hungry again in the afternoon.

We are all out of extra snacks for students who may forget snack sometimes.  If anyone is willing and able to donate snacks for the classroom we would greatly appreciate it.

Please be sure to send snow pants and boots with your child to school.  There is still quite a bit of snow around the play areas.  Children cannot play in any of the snowy areas if they do not have the proper gear.  They have to stay on the black top.  Don’t forget the hats and gloves too!

School supplies – It is that time of year when your child needs to replenish their school supplies.  Each child needs a box of 24 crayons, a box of Crayola washable markers, a black dry erase marker, and 6 glue sticks.  Please send in items on or before next Monday.

The Dearborn School District will be collecting cases of water for the people of Flint this week.  An East Dearborn family owns a trucking company and has offered to deliver all water donations.  If you would like to help in this effort you may send in cases of water.  Water may be dropped off in the cafeteria.

Morley Candy orders were due today.  If you have any orders, please send them in tomorrow.

Jump Rope for Heart donations are due on or before February 10.  The class that has the most donations will win an extra gym day!

This Friday is a half day.  Students will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m.

Have a great evening!



Tomorrow morning my class will be taking the reading portion of the NWEA test.  Please be sure your child gets a good night sleep and eats a good breakfast.

Book orders are due this Friday.

Have  great evening!


Afternoon Substitute

Just a reminder that I will not be here this afternoon.  Ms. Leslie Riehl will be subbing for me.  Please be sure to identify yourself to her at pick up.

Thank you and have a great weekend!



Tomorrow is our NWEA math test.  Please be sure your child gets a good night sleep and eats a good breakfast tomorrow morning.  We will be taking the test at 9:00 a.m.

Thank you,