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New Prague, MN 11111

phone: 111-111-1111
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Peek at Our Week


Dec 9, 2018

Off to a week about learning more about being a good citizen at home, school, and in our neighborhood. To go with that, the APEX Glow Dance Party was a hit! The first graders had a great time dancing and working out! Thank you for all the donations! Make sure you check out the pictures and videos.

Gingerbread houses- On Wednesday, December 19th, from 10:30 -12:00, our class will be making gingerbread houses. It's a fun first grade tradition! All parents are welcome to join in on the construction and excitement. Lunch is at 12:05, so if you'd like to have lunch with your child, you may do that too. Today an informational sheet was sent home requesting a decoration ingredient for the activity.  Also, if you have any ice cream buckets/pails, that you are not using, please send them to school. Each child will need one to transport the gingerbread house home. My kids and I love this time of year because we have an excuse to buy ice cream! If you have extra buckets, please send them in too. Thank you. 

Photo Gallery - Check out pictures of our class .

* 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 - Honey Bees
  • Phonics -  Long e: e, ee and Syllables VCCV (bas/ket, rab/bit)
  • Sight Words - also, new, other, some, their, me, three, need
  • Comprehension skill - compare, contrast
  • Grammar/Writing- months, days, holidays, special titles (Mrs. Mr.)
  • Handwriting - H,h


  • Spelling Words Skill  - Long e: e, ee
  • Click on the "Spelling List" tab on the left.  Note: Mrs. Mushitz and Mrs. Fadden'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. 


  • Length measurement
  • 10 more, 10 less, 1 more, 1 less of a number
  • Addition time tests
  • Missing addends: 2+__=7
  • Number stories
  • At home practice: Write a number and your child can write the correct amount of tally marks, and you write tallies and they figure out how many total tally marks. Practice skip counting by 5's. Students should be writing tally mark lines from top to bottom.
  • Skip counting by 10's and 5's to 120

HEALTH  - Taking care of myself

SOCIAL STUDIES - Being a good citizen: home, school, neighborhood


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:

  • Dec. 19.........Gingerbread houses 10:30-12:00
  • Dec. 24-Jan 1...Winter Break
  • Jan. 18..........End of the semester
  • Jan. 21..........No school
  • Jan. 24..........Field Trip to River Bend Nature Center

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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