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Peek at Our Week


Feb. 3, 2019

After a crazy week, I'm hoping we have a "normal" week at school. I saw lots of evidence of learning at home, but I'd much rather be teaching the students in the classroom. : )

February is "I Love to Read" month - The first grade goal is to read 75 minutes each week. Turn in slips every Thursday for a chance to win a free book.  Students who meet the reading goal all 4 weeks will earn extra recess when it warms up and also have a chance to participate in the Raven Stream Minute to Win It  Games. Fun dress up days include:

  • Tues. Feb. 5 - Wear neon - Reading Makes Your Bright!
  • Tues. Feb. 12 - Wear sports team gear - Team Up to Read (Note: This is also our field trip day)
  • Tues. Feb. 14 - Wear workout clothes - Reading Exercises Your Brain
  • Tues. Feb. 19 - Wear red, white and blue - Read, White, and Blue Day

*Help! Mystery Readers Needed for I Love to Read Month- Every school day in February from 11:40-noon, I am hoping to get a mystery guest reader to read a fun or favorite book to our class. See the Sign Up Genius link . Not many people have signed up. 

Kids Heart Challenge - The American Heart Association has changed the name of Jump Rope For Heart to Kids Heart Challenge. This will be Raven Stream's 8th year participating in the event. Last year we raised almost $14,000 for the AHA, which helps save lives. It is important to remember that the fundraising portion is completely optional. However, even if students do not fundraise they can still participate by taking their own heart healthy challenge. Paperwork is going home today and all money is due Feb. 21.

Valentine's Party - Our Valentine's party is on Thursday, February 14th. If you are interested in helping out, let me know. A party note and class list will be coming home on Monday.

Scholastic Book Orders -  Due Tuesday, Feb. 5th

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 - I'm a Caterpillar
  • Phonics - r-controlled -or, -ore, -ar/ contractions 's, 've, 're
  • Sight Words - again, how, read, large, part, farm, ask
  • Comprehension skill - drawing conclusions
  • Grammar/Writing- 
  • Handwriting - P, p, R, r


  • Spelling Words Skill  - ar, or, ore
  • 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. 


  • Telling time to the hour
  • Subtraction
  • 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  - Dental Health

SOCIAL STUDIES - Presidents (Lincoln, Washington)

SCIENCE - Habitats, Science in our World

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:

  • Feb. 6-21......Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser
  • Feb. 11.........100th Day of School
  • Feb. 12.........Field Trip to River Bend Nature Center
  • Feb. 14.........Valentine's Day Party
  • Feb. 15/18...No School
  • Mar. 14........Parent Conferences 5-8pm
  • Mar. 15........No School - Parent Conferences 
  • Mar. 21........Parent Conferences 5-8pm
  • Mar 25-29....Spring Break
  • Apr. 19/22....No School

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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