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!  I’ll be sure to let you know if and when students are feeling odd at school. Let’s hope this does not happen 🙂

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!)  See the link below to view the flyer!

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*The Annual DuVall sing a long will take place on Dec. 22, from 2:30 – 3:30 in the gym.  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 🙂 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 🙂

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