Family picnic

Dear Families,

We are excited to invite you all to a family luncheon that the school is hosting this coming Thursday, August 22, from 12 o’clock noon to 1:00 pm. We would love for you to come and enjoy lunch with our class and then participate in some getting-to-know-you activities.  We are eager to get acquainted with those of you that are new to our school and class and to visit with those of you we haven’t seen since last school year.  Please make sure your child has a sack lunch that does not need to be heated up and bring one for yourself as well as a blanket if you would like.  We hope to see you all there.

Ms. Krista and Ms. Sharon

Please click below to view the invitation:

Family luncheon

Important information

Dear Parents,

We hope you have all had a wonderful summer break.  We are looking forward to seeing all of our students very soon.  If you haven’t yet subscribed to my blog, please do so by clicking on the link on the lower right column that says “subscribe to Ms. Krista’s class by email”.  Once you’ve completed that process you will be emailed whenever I post anything new.  If you ever need to email me directly simply reply to the email.

There is an online sign-up sheet for our classroom snack on the lower right column on the blog under “sign-ups”.  I am also including it here.  Please click on the following link: snack sign-up.  If everyone will sign up for at least 2 different weeks during the year than snacks will be covered!  Please remember that donated foods must follow MMA’s wellness policy. You may click “snack suggestions” on the top right column of the blog for a few ideas. We appreciate your help in making sure the children have snack throughout the school year.

We are hosting a Sneak A Peek / Back to School event on Friday, August 9th from 3-6pm. Parents may come with their child on the half-hour beginning at 3:00pm, then again at 3:30pm, 4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5pm, and 5:30pm to see the classroom and drop off supplies.   Ms. Lana and Ms. René will be in the commons area for a brief presentation at 4pm and again at 5:30pm.

If you haven’t already done so, I would highly recommend that you subscribe to MMA’s blog for school updates and reminders.   The first week of school is Aug. 12-16.  Please note these are all early release days. Students will be dismissed at 1pm.

FYI–Our class supply list is on my blog.

We’ll see you soon!

Ms. Krista and Ms. Sharon

Classroom supply list 2019-2020

Hello Everyone,

Here is the supply list for the 2019-2020 school year for those of you who like to get a jump start.  If there are any updates, I will let you know.



2 regular composition notebook—all students, labeled with name

1 graphing paper composition notebook—all students, labeled with name

1 Primary composition notebook– 1st and 2nd graders only. Labeled with name See sample picture below:

All students need the following items labeled with their name:

1  1 ½  -inch binder and 5-tab binder dividers

1 yellow folder with prongs and 1 purple folder with prongs

Small sturdy dry-erase lapboard

Clipboard-regular paper size

Pencil pouch

Large watercolor set (8 colors or more)

Crayola washable markers

1 package of 4-6 glue sticks

Large package of Crayola twist-up colored pencils (not twist-up crayons)

Water bottle

Headphones or earbuds (for use with computers)

Slippers with sturdy soles.  (MMA Parent Handbook:  “All students need to have a soft sole shoe/slipper that must be worn at all times while in the building. The slipper needs to be free from logos, lettering, graphics, sparkles, sheen, decorative accents, and characters. *Note: a small pattern is acceptable.”)


2 packages of wide-ruled paper, 3-hole punched (loose leaf)

1 Package of regular non-mechanical pencils (Ticonderoga are best)

1 large box of tissues

1 large roll paper towels

1 large container antibacterial wipes

1 box of Gallon size Ziploc bags


For a suggested list of supplies please view my “school supply” list on Amazon at the link below:






Class Taco Party

We will be having our end-of-year class taco party on Wednesday, May 22.  We discussed individual food assignments today with the students and are sending home a card with their specific item on it. Please let me know If your child will not be able to bring their item so we can make other arrangements. You may send it in that morning with your child.  We really appreciate your support with this.  The kids are so excited!

End-of-Year Updates

Dear Parents,

We have reached the final countdown of school this year.  Here is a list of upcoming events as we wrap things up.

  • May 13–3rd grade party 1:30-2:30.
  • May 15 –The last box tops store of the year.
  • May 17–Field day. Students may wear shorts and T-shirts.  Please apply sunscreen to your child before he/she arrives at school.  The lower-el will be having field day in the morning.
  • May 21-23 –Parent teacher conferences.
  • May 21–3rd grade Bridging Ceremony in the Jr. High Gym at 10:30am.
  • May 23–spirit day.  Kids may wear crazy socks, hair, and/or hats.
  • May 24–Last day of school!! Also spirit day.  Students may wear a shirt of their favorite sports team or tie-dye .
  • June 7.  Annual summer pool party at North Shore Aquatic Center from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Spelling test

Due to the field trip this Thursday and testing for level 3s next week, 3rd graders will take their spelling test this Friday, and first and second graders will take their test next week on Thursday.

List A/B: jumping, bending, picking, kicking, fixing, fishing

List C: telephone, elephant, graph, telegraph, phantom, alphabet

List D: contain, digest, finicky, habit, hinge, marsh, nursery, rely, spine, thrive

Spelling words

List A/B: ring, sling, sing, wing, swing, king, bring

List C: hinge, hedgehog, magic, bridge, plunger, finger, magnet, game

List D:  act, additional, advice, crumple, fan, memorize, mystify, pause, transparent, vanish


Creative Writing presentation schedule

The creative writing home projects are due next week (April 22-26).  Below is the schedule of when your child will be presenting to the class.

Monday: Early-out.

Tuesday: Maya, Jacklyn, Evie, Tony, Lynkoln, Savannah

Wednesday: RJ, Reese, Axel, Anna, Elijah

Thursday: Zeke, Luca, Crystal, Ariana, Mckenzie, Asher

Friday: Olyvia, Alvin, Moshe, Pranet, Evan, Daxton,