Merry Christmas and THANK YOU!


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Dear Families of room 106,

I just wanted to send out a message of love and gratitude to all my darlings as I sit here and drink coffee from my “Best Teacher Ever” mug!!! Thank you all so very much for SPOILING me with the most amazing children a teacher could ever dream of teaching and for the beautiful Christmas gifts. I love each and every one and think you spoiled me too much ๐Ÿ™‚

Wishing you the most WONDERFUL, peaceful, restful, and healthy holiday and Happiest New Year!

Merry Christmas,

Love Maggie, Jeff, Benjamin and Antonia

Happy Snow Day!

Dear Families,

I hope you all had a wonderful snow day! Because of today we are a little behind with science and other activities, however just reminding the First Graders that we WILL be having our spelling test tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you all had a restful day!

Ps. The Holiday Party Sign Up Genius is ready to view for next week and I hope to see you next week on Friday at 1:30pm!


Week of 12-11-2017



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Greetings room 106! I am writing to you from home and I miss the class so much! I am feeling better every day and will be returning to school tomorrow yay! I was surprised to find I had the flu because I was NOT vomiting! My symptoms were an upset stomach, a high fever, loss of appetite and nausea and a NASTY cold and painful cough! When I went to the doctor they checked me for the flu and it was confirmed. So, if your child appears to have a bad cough/cold and a fever these next few months it’s definitely worth a trip to the doctors office!ย  I’ll be sure to let you know if and when students are feeling odd at school. Let’s hope this does not happen ๐Ÿ™‚

This week in school here is what you need to know:

*Tuesday: 1st graders will take the overdue spelling test for the -ch words we studied last week! Sorry for the delay, but you have extra time to practice tonight!

*Wednesday: there is a Buffalo Wild Wings Event this Wednesday night (20% of proceeds come back to DuVall!)ย  See the link below to view the flyer!

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*The Annual DuVall sing a long will take place onย Dec. 22, fromย 2:30 – 3:30ย in the gym.ย  Parents are invited to attend and enjoy some holiday songs!

*Our classroom will be having a little Christmas party before the sing along on the 22nd of December! I will be setting up a sign up Genius and a special note just for this occasion this week! Thank you for your patience and in advance for coming to celebrate with us!

Academic Updates for the week:

Math: Students will finish Unit 6 on Teen Numbers 11-19 in KDG/1st and 1st graders will continue Unit 3 with a focus this week on story problems and base ten numbers

Science: Finish Force and Motion Unit with fun stations on Friday! (We’d love to have a few parents come in to help run a station if you’d like to come and have fun with us!)

Social Studies: Continue Needs and Wants Unit K/1

Writing: This week we cont. gathering information about “Snow” to write an informational piece! In addition, we continue our letters to Santa Claus! We could really use some parent publishers to help us if anyone is interested please let me know! We write every day in the afternoon!

Language Arts: This week we will begin reading the “Snowman at Night” book and next week the “Snowmen at Christmas” books. Students will compare the two books to see how they are similar and different!

Fun Project: This week we will continue reading about snow and having fun with a story called “Sneezy the Snowman”! The students will read, discuss and write about why Sneezy keeps melting! They will also make their own melted sneezy the snowman with shaving cream and glue!

Spelling: First graders will take the spelling test on Tuesday and work towards the next lesson as well. Thank you very much for your patience as I have been sick and out! If this ever happens, just keep studying the same list until we take it ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll send home the new list of words, suggested activities and flash cards tomorrow!


I hope this newsletter finds you all well! I will add or modify anything as the week progresses, just in case their are any important dates I have not written about!


Mrs. Ross ๐Ÿ™‚

Friday! Popcorn Sales!

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Dear kdg/1st grade families,

Attention Mrs. Ross’s Class WooHoo!!!!!!!! This Friday the 8th will be our first one! Please respond or see Mrs. Ross is you would like to help us pop and deliver the popcorn. We need a small group of parents. I thank you in advance for your help.


Mrs. Ross and Class!