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Welcome to our Room 11 Family!

I am excited to start the 2017-18 school year! We will be doing a few new things this year: flexible seating, Pirate Theme, Class business, and we will continue many of our past activities: robotics, cross-generational pen pals, and buddies. See you on Monday, August 14th!

Valerie Hillhouse Shokes

Supply List for 2017-18

We will be sharing resources and students will not have an assigned desk ,so please do not send in pencil boxes or additional items that have not been requested. Kids will write their classroom number on their items


Student Supplies - each student will need

  • 4 pocket folders (red, blue, purple, and homework folder design of kids' choice)
  • 1 spiral notebook - wide rule 70 (or more) pages
  • 2 composition notebooks
  • box of 24 crayons
  • 1 pair of scissors

Classroom Supplies - if you can purchase any of these to share - thank you!

  • Pencils (Ticonderoga are the best)
  • Erasers (no pencil ends - large ones please)
  • Glue sticks
  • Kleenex
  • Copy Paper

You will receive a request for funds to cover Field Trips and Grade Level items such as Scholastic News. The cost is typically $40-50. There is an option to pay as you go, and of course, we never leave anyone behind if you cannot afford these items.

Current Assignments

Regularly Scheduled Items

PE - Day to be determined with Mrs. PE (Also, we usually walk the track Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. for 20 minutes.)

Buddies - Wednesdays with Mrs. Altman's kindergarten class

Library - Day to be determined

Homework - due Friday along with Weekly Bulletin

Homework: Due Fridays

Daily Monday - Thursday (Packet):

  • Read for 20 minutes daily (becomes 30 minutes in January). Parents initial reading log.
  • Go Math page nightly.
  • STMath as needed to reach monthly percentage goal.

Homework is checked for completion on Friday. If you cannot complete a day of homework, please double up the next day or complete on the weekend. Parents can write a note or send an email to communicate that homework will be completed over the weekend. Thank you!

Kids should really read everyday!

Book Orders: Scholastic

Click this link to order:

Our class code is: 1DSWV

Web Sites for Practice - Find book titles that match student Lexile level

Raz Kids - Students read at their level. They'll need speakers or headphones. Logins are students' numbers.

Moby Max - student lunch numbers are the username and password

STMath - the kids should know their passwords. Focus on puzzles completed rather than time in.

Weebly - Multisubject practice

Miss Hunt's- Grammar site

Free Typing Games