School is Closed

Thursday, December 14th, and Friday, December 15th, ALL White Oak ISD campuses will be CLOSED due to sickness. This decision was made in the best interest of all students, faculty, and staff.

There will be NO outside activities (i.e. no practices, no Boys and Girls Club, etc.).

The Second Grade Christmas performance has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 19th, at 8:45 a.m. Second Grade parents are invited to attend.

Next week’s schedule WILL remain the same.
-Monday is a regularly-scheduled day.
-Tuesday will be Pajama Day for Primary School and early release at 11:45 a.m.
-Christmas parties will be Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. and early release at 11:45 a.m.

Week 16 Learning


Last week was great, and we have A LOT of fun things planned for this week too!

Here is a peek into what we are learning:

Sight Words: Review Week

Morning Message:

Monday: COGAT Testing (all kindergarten)

Tuesday: Mystery Name-make as many words as possible with the letters in that person’s name!

Wednesday: COGAt Testing (all kindergarten)

Thursday: Beginning Sounds Secret Message

Friday: Phoneme Manipulating/Rhyming Practice

*Other morning activities:

-Sight Word making w/play-doh


-Sight Word Memory/Bingo

-Sight Word Tic-Tac-Toe

Reading Skills: Inferencing, Retelling, Story Elements

Reading Anchors: Reviewing all inferencing/story element anchors Introducing: Retelling anchor

Big Books/Shared Reading: Olive the Other Reindeer, Friends (sight word based), An Elf for Christmas, The Littlest Elf

Literacy Centers: See Week 16 Literacy Stations Blog Post

Interactive Writing: Daily News

-focus: capitalization, punctuation, stretching out words, spacing Anchor: meatball and spaghetti spacing

*Writing: Labeling an Elf/Labeling a Tree, Christmas Sticker Stories, Students will continue to create their book of choice with partner/share.

*Writing Anchors: Review: What Gets a Capital?, Writer’s Don’t Say….

New: Writing Checklist/Review Writing Goal Posters, Punctuation

Poems: Peppermint Stick, Way Up High on the Christmas Tree, and I Like Christmas

Things we focus on with our weekly poems:

-Rhyming Words

-Capital Letters


-Sight Words

-Fluency (reading smoothly, not like a robot, and sounding like we talk)

-Word Chunks etc…

Math Focus: Reading, Writing, and Representing Numbers up to 20 with and without objects.

Number Talks:

-Number Strings

-Dot Cards

-Ways to Make 10

Problem Solving/Journals:

-Creating Gingerbread Men/Women using Gingerbread Play-Doh and creating a Math Problem with it!

Example: I have ___ gingerbread boys and ___ gingerbread girls. How many do I have in all?

Math Anchors: Review: More, Fewer, Same/How Many More? How Many Less?

Math Activities/Centers:

-Comparing Towers

-Comparing and Ordering Numbers-MIMIO

-Marshmallow Addition

-Christmas Counting

-Spin and Graph

-Roll and Write Numbers

-Tenzy Dice Game

-Pipe Cleaner/Bell Shape STEM Activity

-Any Math Game Introduced

Science/Social Studies:

-candy cane science experiment

-Mystery Doug-Where Does Chocolate Come From?

-Paint Bread Ornaments

That’s it, Guys! Thank you for taking the time to read about what your child will be learning each week! Also, thank you to all of the parents who volunteered to donate the items I requested. I am so, very thankful for you. Your kiddos will be too! I hope you all have a WONDERFUL week! 8 days until CHRISTMAS Break!

P.S. Don’t forget that our class is doing a Penny Christmas this year. Each child needs to bring 19 items to school to put in everyone’s Christmas Bag! Try and get those to school this week, if possible! Thanks for all you do!

Mellissa Stagner

Week 15 Pictures

Word Family Houses

Sentence Writing

Gingerbread Cookie Tasting
After, we took one bite of our Gingerbread Man, we graphed what we took a bite of. We found out that most people took a bite of the head.

Christmas Spin and Graph

Mystery Message

Poetry Fun

Our class was gifted with a special treat from Ms. Breeden’s class earlier in the week. So, we decided we should spread kindness to another class as well. We chose Mrs. Goodwin’s class. They were so excited to get a candy cane from us!

Fun Friday!!!

A sweet, little journal entry from one of my sweethearts


Hey Everyone!

Our class is going to be doing/creating lots of fun things over the next week. We need your help to make it happen! If you are able to donate any of the items below, please write a note in your child’s planner to me. Thank you so, very much in advance! Here are the items we will need contributed:

-A Tub of Hot Cocoa Mix

-A Bag of Mini Marshmallows

-2 Canisters of  Oatmeal to Make Reindeer Food

-19 White, Green, or Red Bags with Handles for our Penny Christmas

Thanks for all you do,

Mellissa Stagner