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New Prague, MN 11111

phone: 111-111-1111
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Peek at Our Week



I hope everyone has a wonderful long weekend with their children. Get outside, enjoy the weather, go exploring, play a board game, and just be present with them. Enjoy your time with them...or before you know it, you'll be like me and going on college tours over the break. It's exciting, but bitter sweet.

Red Ribbon Week: Next week is Red Ribbon Week. We'll be learning how drugs and alcohol can affect people's health. There are optional dress up days next week. 

  • Mon: Wear red and black
  • Tues: Wear red, white and blue
  • Wed: Wear sports team gear
  • Thurs: Wear camo
  • Fri: Wear PJ's

Harvest Party and Parade - The party preparations are getting set. All parents are welcome to watch the parade at 2:00. Please be seated by 1:55. Due to school crowd control and safety, only the party volunteers are asked to be in the classroom. Please send labeled costumes in your child's backpack. If any parents would like to help students put on costumes, please be in the classroom at 1:30. Packaged treats to share are welcome, but optional. We're looking forward to a fun party!!!

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 - Animal Park
  • Phonics - short u, and ending blends 
  • Sight Words - home, into, many, them, but, us, must, just, hand, land
  • Comprehension skill - plot
  • Grammar/Writing- sentences
  • Handwriting - E, e, S, s


  • Spelling Words Skill  - short u
  • 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. 


  • Number stories
  • Making 10
  • Coin recognition and values (Keep practicing this skill at home)
  • Decomposing within 10 (friends of 10)
  • 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  - How drugs and alcohol can affect people's health


SCIENCE -Life cycle of a pumpkin

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:

  • Oct. 22-26...Red Ribbon Week
  • Oct. 31.........Harvest Party and Parade - More info coming soon
  • Nov. 1..........Conferences 5-8:00 pm
  • Nov. 2..........No school - Conferences
  • Nov. 8..........Conferences 5-8:00 pm
  • Nov. 9..........No school
  • Nov. 22-23.......Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec. 24-Jan 1...Winter Break
  • Jan. 18..........End of the semester

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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