Friday, February 2, 2018

February 2, 2018

We introduced the children to a wonderful new game - Teach Your Monster to Read! The game allows the students to practice letter sounds, letter recognition, blending sounds, segmenting sounds, sight words, "tricky" words, reading skills, and comprehension skills. It can be played both online and through an app on iPhone, iPad, and Android tablet. It is designed to review with or advance your child as needed.

I have created a class account to track the students' progress. This will be another way for us to see what their abilities and needs are and adjust our lessons accordingly. The children will have opportunities to play during school on both the iPads and the SMART Board and we invite you to encourage them to play at home as well. If playing online, you can log onto The username will be your child's first name (no password). If going through the app, the username is your child's first name and star code is 389084 (no password). I have used this game with my students for many years and it is a great way to develop and enhance reading skills. The boys and girls are very excited to teach their monsters to read!

The Pre-K students are working hard each and every day. One of their favorite questions to ask is: "Am I working like a Kindergartner?"

We went to the library for the first time on Wednesday and checked out books! The children learned how to choose a book from the shelf, take some quiet time to look at it, and then check it out. The books will remain in our classroom for the week and then we can go check out new books.

Some exciting things happened this week:

We have been practicing our tumbling skills in 
gym class. Way to go, Tatum!

We are even doing yoga! We learned how to calm our bodies
and take deep breaths.

Tristan read a page from the book
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf.

We love when friends work together! Addie
and Blaine did a great job filling in the
initial sound cards!

EAGLES Fever has hit HCA! This week, we practiced our lacing skills and made Eagles' footballs.

Mrs. Mossor hid Eagles pictures all over school and we love to look for them in the hallways.

If you find one, you get a prize! Three of our friends found one and won an Eagles cup - congratulations to Priya, Addison, and Madison!

  • The deadline for Scholastic Reading Club orders has been extended to Tuesday, February 6. If you would like to order, please send in the order form with your child or place your order online at with code H7WXZ. 
  • Show and Tell on Wednesday, February 7, will be something that begins with "D."
  • Family Fun Night will be on Friday, February 9, from 6:00-9:00 pm. Please see the email from Ms. Hough for details. Hope to see you there!
  • Please remember to send in your valentines on or before Wednesday, February 14.
  • There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, February 16 (faculty in-service) and Monday, February 19 (Presidents' Day).