Grand Canyon South Rim – Arizona


Thank you for your support of the PTO Holiday Shop.  It was a success and our student shoppers put a lot of thought into the gifts they chose.

We will be having a holiday party on Wednesday, December 19 starting at 1:30.  The students will be singing (lyrics and music on the website, please have your child practice), followed by crafts and treats.  I am in the process of creating a sign-up sheet for needed items.  I will post a copy by our class door and also on the website. 

Our class has an exciting opportunity on Monday, December 3.  We were selected from a large pool of applicants across the United States and the United Kingdom to participate in a virtual field trip for International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration’s Antartica Week.  We are paired with an Antarctic scientist, Dr. Rebecca Totten Minzoni, studying the Thwaites Glacier.  I’ve attached some links for you to preview the information.  Perhaps you’ve heard of Boaty McBoatface?  It’s the research vessel being used at Thwaites.

Thwaites Glacier-Antartica

Dr. Totten Minzoni

Boaty McBoatface

Our classroom received the most beautiful facelift.  Each of the square tables was refinished and decorated by Jocelyn Tiedemann.  She used various techniques to create these masterpieces and poured epoxy to finish them.  They are mesmerizing and durable.  The pictures do not do them justice, please stop by to see them in person.

Our Art Studio field trip was a lot of fun but I think the students enjoyed the park even more!  If you’re interested in going with your family, it’s the Children’s Rotary Park in Marathon.  Address: 7575 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050

Making butter

Songs for our Christmas presentation.  Please have your child practice at home.  Below are the lyrics for both songs and the vocals and melody for As We Go Round.

As We Go Round Lyrics                As We Go Round Vocal

Little Drummer Boy Lyrics

Turkey Trot 1st Grade Boys        Turkey Trot 1st Grade Girls

Turkey Trot 2nd Grade Boys       Turkey Trot 2nd Grade Girls

Spelling Words:

Week of December 10

spelling 1st List 16                   spelling 2nd List 16

Week of December 3

spelling 1st List 15                 spelling 2nd List 15

Week of November 26

spelling 1st List 14              spelling 2nd List 14

Disguise A Turkey was a success!

Please visit my Dropbox website to view more classroom pictures.

Treasure Village is competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

  • January 8 – Grade Level Spelling Bees (top four move to School Bee)
  • January 23 – School Bee
  • February 19 – Regional Spelling Bee (Miami)

Upcoming Dates

Red Ribbon Week

Halloween 2018

  • December Holiday Party – Wednesday, December 19 – 1:30-3:15

Upcoming Field Trips:

Classroom News:

Green Communication Folder: Please check daily and make sure your child brings it to school every day.

Orange Cursive Folder:  Please encourage your child to take their time when practicing the cursive letters.  This is part of their homework and should be worked on nightly.  Please return by Friday for me to review over the weekend.

Typing Club:  Information was sent home in the green folder about how to log on.  Username is (lastnamefirstinitial, i.e., bordersk)  Please help your child to log in at least three times a week to practice typing and learn some foundational skills.

Reading A-Z:  Students have an account on RAZ Kids.  Please have your child read daily.  If you would like to use the Reading A-Z books, you may download the Kids A-Z app or log in at  If you are setting the program up for the first time, enter the username, ksullivan122.

MobyMax:  We are excited to implement a new web-based curriculum called MobyMax in our classroom. Placement tests that accurately identify where your child excels, and where his or her “missing skills” are. Targeted instruction to “fill in” those missing skills. Systematic review sessions that ensure that your child retains 100% of what he or she has learned.  School code:  fl4013, u/n (firstlast), p/w (same as their Reading A-Z password)

Spanish is every day this year. Please reinforce classroom learning by having a conversation daily about what they have learned.

P.E. is every Monday & Friday. Students should wear a uniform and tennis shoes along with a water bottle clearly marked with their name.

Art is every Tuesday & Thursday.

Music is every Wednesday.

Show & Tell is every Thursday.  Students will present once a month.

First Thursday:  Kody, Sebi, Carter, Tyler, Alexa

Second Thursday:  Sarah, Molly, Rodney, Liv, Aniyah

Third Thursday:  Water, Milena, David, Rafael

Fourth Thursday:  John, Eli, Kate, Lacey

Thank you,

Ms. Kathie

Lead Teacher, 1st & 2nd grade