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410 Central Ave. N.
New Prague, MN 56071

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


Peek at Our Week


Our First Day of First Grade!!! 


It was great to see so many of you at the Brain Power Run/Walk on Saturday. If your child was able to participate, he or she can wear their Brain Power t-shirt tomorrow. I will be wearing mine!

With Dozinky Days coming up on Friday and Saturday, we will be learning a little about our town's heritage and traditions and what those words mean. One of the fun activities is that each child will get to make their own kolacky! The nice ladies in the school kitchen will bake them for us, and then we'll get to eat them during our snack time!!! 

Rescheduled Family Picnic - September 19 from 4:30-6:30 at Raven Stream

Daily Homework Reminder: *Please sign your child's Passport and send it and the Take Home Folder back to school everyday. Thanks!

  • Monday :: Reading/ new spelling words
  • Tuesday :: Reading/ spelling words
  • Wednesday :: Math/Social Emotional Folder....due the following Wednesday
  • Thursday :: Reading/ spelling words
  • Friday/Weekend :: "Read to Me Night" Parents read aloud to your child. (This counts for the reading log.) Your child may also have another book to read to you. Sign the reading log and return the Reading Folder on Monday.

Check out our class pictures here.

* 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 - Pig in a Wig
  • Phonics - words with short i,  words with a final -x
  • Sight Words - end, up, it, in his, it if,will, him, big, did, still, sit
  • Comprehension skill - realism or fantasy?
  • Grammar/Writing- What makes a sentence?
  • Handwriting - B, R, N, M


  • Spelling Words Skill  - short i
  • Click on the "Spelling List" tab on the left.  Note: Mrs. Mushitz's reading classes may have 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. 


  • Pennies and nickels - recognizing and counting coins 
  • Skip counting by tens and fives to 120 - this correlates with counting groups of tallies (This is a great activity to practice at home, in the car...)
  • Tally Marks
  • Organizing Data

HEALTH  - Tips to staying healthy - wash hands, eat healthy, get enough sleep, exercise...and keep our hands our of our mouths...and noses. : )

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SKILLS - Focusing attention involves using your eyes, ears, and brain. Following listening rules helps everyone learn. Your brain gets smarter every time it works hard.

SOCIAL STUDIES -  Heritage, traditions, town festivals - Dozinky Days, 

SCIENCE - Life cycle of a monarch butterfly

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:

  • Sept. 19.........10:30 am late start - Staff Dev.
  • Sept. 19..........Rescheduled Family Picnic from 4:30-6:30
  • Sept. 24..........Bring Your Parent to Phy-Ed Day! 1:00-1:50 pm

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