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410 Central Ave. N.
New Prague, MN 56071

phone: 952-758-1700
fax: 952-758-1799


Peek at Our Week

So thankful for them!


Dec. 11-15

Here's to our last full week of school before Christmas break. I try to keep things as scheduled and structured as possible during these weeks leading up to Christmas. You can imagine the extra energy and excitement everyone has this time of year for this age group. Please help your child by keeping a consistent bedtime routine as possible, as well as, keeping active and eating healthy! Don't judge me too hard if I'm eating a cookie as I'm typing this.... : )

Scholastic Book Orders - Last day to order before Christmas is Tuesday, Dec. 12 - These books are a great way to expand your child's library. If you would like to order anything and keep it a secret, I can leave the items in the office for you to pick up at a time that works for you. I promise I won't tell your child. : ) 

Raven Stream Food Drive - Our school will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Peace Center Food Shelf of New Prague. The Food Drive will begin Wednesday, December 13 and end on Wednesday, December 20.   

Gingerbread House Building - On the morning of Thursday, Dec. 21, our class will be building and decorating gingerbread houses in our classroom. It's a fun activity and parents are invited. We'll plan on starting around 10:30 and finishing up before lunch. Hope you can make it. Please send a gallon sized ice cream bucket with a lid to ensure your child's "house" makes it home safely. I love this time of year, because I always have a reason to buy ice cream! : )

Addition Time Tests - Addition time tests will be given 1-2 times a week. Your can help your child with his/her math fluency by practicing addition facts at home. There are great apps or even "old school" flash cards that work great for practice. 

Class photos: Check out the link to see photos from our class.


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


  • Our Story - Honey Bees
  • Phonics - long e: spelled with e and ee; and separating syllables VCCV 
  • Sight Words/High Frequency Words - also, new, other, some, their, family, me, three, need
  • Comprehension skill - compare and contrast
  • Grammar- nouns in sentences
  • Handwriting -  W,w


  • Spelling Words Skill - Long e: e, ee
  • Click on the "Spelling List" tab on the left.  Note: Mrs. Horning's reading class has different words.
  • Spelling City - A great website to practice spelling words. Search for the title of our story of the week to find the correct list. 


  • Place value and digits
  • 10 more, 10 less
  • Skip counting by 2's
  • Addition time tests
  • Number story strategies
  • Finding unknowns... 4 + __ = 6
  • Skip counting by2's, 5's and 10's...By the end of first grade your child will need to skip count to 120. 

HEALTH  - Healthy Habits - Keeping germs away



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. 20...Last day for the Food Drive
  • Dec. 21....Gingerbread House Day
  • Dec. 22 - Jan. 1....Winter Break

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. Ronald McDonald House

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