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111 Central Ave. N.
New Prague, MN 11111

phone: 111-111-1111
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Peek at Our Week


May 19, 2019

I can't believe this is our last full week of first grade!!! I'm not sure where the time has gone. Your children have worked so hard this year and learned so many academic and social skills. We have a fun week ahead with many exciting activities as we celebrate the ending of an awesome school year!

  • Tues. - RAD Zoo visiting RS
  • Wed. - *Early lunch schedule change at 11:20
  • Wed. - Grandparents Day/Art Show from 3:45-5:30
  • Thur. - First Grade Picnic 10:00-3:00 (Picnic is for students only) Bring a picnic lunch unless you pre ordered last week.
  • Fri. - Robot/Invention Day (Bring in any items that could be used for a robot - I will also have things for the students to use)

Go on a Book Hunt - The first grade teachers are asking every family to please look at home for any books your child may have forgotten to return. Thank you!

Special Visitor - Sgt. Joe Bezek (Brinley's uncle) was home on leave from overseas. He surprised our class and told us how much he and his fellow soldiers enjoyed our letters we wrote to them this past fall. He also shared information with us about his job and his uniform. We are so thankful to have people like him to protect our country. Click  to see pictures of his visit.

Lots of new pics on our photo page from ACES and our Gardening Day! Check out pictures of our class .

Does your child know his/her address and phone number? - This is an important skill for children. Please keep practicing at home so they are memorized. 

* Please remember your child works hard all day at following directions, listening, learning, and playing. Please help your child by getting a good night sleep and a healthy breakfast every day. 

***This is what we'll be learning this week...


  • Our Story - Ben Franklin and His Kite
  • Phonics - prefixes un- and re-
  • Sight Words - review
  • Comprehension skill - theme
  • Grammar/Writing- review
  • Handwriting - review


  • Spelling Words Skill  - prefixes un- , re-
  • Click on the "Spelling List" tab on the left.  Note: Mrs. Mushitz's reading classes may have different words.
  •  - A great website to practice spelling words. Search for the title of our story of the week to find the correct list. 


  • Review of skills and end of year assessments
  • True and false number sentences
  • Adding and subtraction number stories
  • Subtraction time tests
  • Missing addends: 2+__=7
  • Number stories
  • Skip counting by 2's to 120
  • Counting backwards from 120

HEALTH  - The 7 Habits of Happy Kids


SCIENCE - Inventors/Inventions/Simple Machines

PHY-ED - Your child will have Mr. Bastyr and Mrs. Smith for their gym class. Check out their website to find out what they're learning.

Dates to Remember:

  • May 21.........RAD Zoo visiting Raven Stream
  • May 22.........11:20 Early lunch schedule change
  • May 22.........Grandparents Day / Art Show
  • May 23.........First Grade Picnic 
  • May 24.........Robot/Invention Day
  • May 27.........Memorial Day - No School
  • May 29.........Rescheduled Inflatable Day 
  • May 30.........Last day of first grade.

Pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House: Raven Stream is collecting aluminum tabs for this wonderful charity. Your child can bring in tabs any time to donate. Thank you to those who have donated. 

Please help your child get a good night's sleep each night and start the day with a healthy breakfast. We've got lots of learning to do. : ) Have a great week!

Kara Brandt
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