We had a great time on the field trip to the Beverly Art Center! The students seemed to really enjoy the play. They were wonderful! The students were also excited to ride the bus. They were so cute!


Once again we have a busy month ahead of us in December. Here is a look at what's to come...


*Thursday, December 6th~ The students will be going to Santa's Secret Shop. If you want your child to purchase a gift be sure to send money with them. 


*Wednesday, December 12th~ The students have their Christmas show at 7:00 PM in the church. Students should wear nice clothes and should be dropped off in our classroom before the concert at 6:50. The children have been working hard learning their songs for this day. We hope to see you there. 


* Thursday, December 13th~ The students have Grinch Day! Send your child to school wearing something green. They do not have to wear their uniform on this day. We have special activities planned with the other kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. The students love this fun filled green Grinch Day!


*Wednesday, December 19th~ Classroom Christmas party


* Friday, December 21st~ Christmas Dress Dawn Day. Christmas Break begins at 1:00. ~ We have a 1:00 dismissal


* Monday, January 7th~ Classes resume 


 Thank you for helping your child with their homework and sending the homework folders back. The students have been working real hard and it shows.



Please review the monthly sight words sent home with your child. 


Word Work Enhancement Activity: -Choose a few words from the sight word list. Write each word in a different color. For example, the word “like” would be green and “we” would be red. Have the child read each word and cut up each letter of the word. Finally have the child read each letter of the word and arrange the letters in the correct order to spell the word.

- Reading Foundational Skills
*Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page. 
*Understand that words are separated by spaces in print.  
*Sentences begin with an uppercase letter and end with punctuation. 

- Comprehension Strategies: 

  • Focus on problem/solution in fictional stories
  • Focus on sequence of events for retelling purposes (beginning, middle, end) 
  • Continue to review and incorporate previous literacy skills, such as identifying the characters and setting in a story


  • Continue to Focus on Story Elements 
      Using picture clues to help understand text 
      Identifying patterns in words to make predictions · Sequence of events

    Skills: Counting and Cardinality 
  •    Vocabulary Focus and application: greater than, less than, fewer and more 
       Counting to 100 by 1’s, 10’s 
      Sequencing numbers 
    ~ What patterns do we notice in numbers when we count? (by 1’s, and 10’s?)
     Counting and Cardinality 
    Number stories with addition and subtraction to 10 
     Comparing numbers (greater than/less than) 
    Sequencing (Identifying patterns in numbers and further develop strategies to determine what number will come next in a sequence.)


 Every month the students will receive a list of sight words to go over. Please review the sight words for the month with your child. 

 For birthdays, you are welcome to send in pre-packaged treats or item(s), which will be sent home with the students at the end of the day.

 Be sure to check your child's take home folder every night.

Don't forget to return library books every Tuesday.

Please label any items that you are sending to either our room, or the office throughout the year.

Thank you again for all of your cooperation and support. It is wonderful that we can work as a team to have a great year! 

Mrs. Reed

If you need anything, please send a note in your child's folder, email me at, or call me at school.