• Tiffany Semcken


    815.444.4850 (School)

    815.444.4892 (Voicemail)



    Image result for welcome to kindergarten

    Be sure to check back often for newsletters, important dates and more!


  • 1/17

    Posted by Tiffany Semcken on 1/17/2020

    Here's what we accomplished this week...


    - More rhyming practice

    - Discussed the story elements of Bunny Cakes and completeed many activities along with the story

    Snowman name activities

    - Learned all about Martin Luther King Jr.

    - Completed the first test of the FastBridge Assessment (the final two tests will be taken next week on chromebooks)

    Teen number practice

    - Counting to 60 practice




    1/20- NO SCHOOL- MLK Day

    1/22- Early Release- 2pm dismissal

    1/23- Kindergarten Reading assessment on chromebooks

    1/24- Kindergarten Math assessment on chromebooks

    1/30- Glacier Ridge Reads

    1/31- Disney Day (school spirit day)



    Comments (-1)
  • 1/10

    Posted by Tiffany Semcken on 1/10/2020

    Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had an enjoyable break with family!


    Here's what we did this week...

    - Read several Jan Brett stories and activities

    - Lots of journal writing

    - Practiced rhyming words

    - Discussed our favorite thing to do in winter

    - Positional words (above, below, on top, under, next to, etc.)

    Tally mark practice

    Sorting by different attributes

    Addition and subtraction practice



    1/17- NO SCHOOL

    1/20- NO SCHOOL- MLK Day

    1/22- Early Release- 2pm dismissal

    131- Disney Day (school spirit day)

    2/8- Fun Fair


    Comments (-1)
  • 12/20

    Posted by Tiffany Semcken on 12/20/2019

    Here's what we this week...


    - Sight word practice

    - Discussed kindness

    - Holiday activities and stories

    - Polar Express movie and activities

    - Holiday concerts

    - Set a New Year's Resolution

    - Addition and subtraction practice

    - Sorting practice


    *Towels came home this week!  Please keep these at home from now on.  Come 2020, our "rest time" will turn strictly into "finish your work time" or practicing reading.


    *White t shirts will be coming home this afternoon as well, please wash and return on 1/6.



    I hope everyone has a wonderful, safe, and relaxing winter break!  I look forward to seeing everyone in 2020! 

    Comments (-1)
  • 12/13

    Posted by Tiffany Semcken on 12/13/2019

    This week, we.....


    - Learned about the domino effect and how to spread kindness

    - Kindness stories

    Holiday stories and activities

    - Rhyming practice

    - Used shapes to make different shapes

    Sorted shapes based on color, size, sides, etc

    - Met with our 5th grade buddies



    12/16-12/20- Holiday Spirit Week

    12/16- GR Eats Out- Chick-Fil-A

    12/17- GRR Grinch

    12/20- Holiday Party

    12/21-1/5- Winter Break

    1/6- Classes Resume

    Comments (-1)
  • 12/6

    Posted by Tiffany Semcken on 12/6/2019

    Here's what we did this week...


    - Continued our discussions on kindness

    - Put events from a story in order

    - Several gingerbread stories and activities

    Compared and contrasted stories

    Rhyming practice

    - Addition and subtraction practice

    - Practiced making a teen numebr using groups of 10 and then extras



    Be sure to check out the Arctic Blast some fun upcoming events for Glacier Ridge!


    Comments (-1)
  • 11/22

    Posted by Tiffany Semcken on 11/22/2019

    Please take a quick look to see what we accomplished this week...


    - Discussed the meaning of Thanksgiving

    - Several Thanksgiving activities/projects

    - Talked about being kind to one another and filling eachother's "buckets"

    - How can we fill eachother's buckets?

    - How can others fill our buckets?

    - Discussed who we are thankful for, and why

    - Acted out partners of 4-6 with out classmates

    Addition and subtraction fluency practice

    - Teen number practice (groups of 10)

    -Earned another class reward day: movie day


    *White ENCORE shirts will be brought home today.  Please wash over the break and bring back to school on Monday, December 2nd.



    Monday 11/25-Tuesday 11/26- Conferences.  No School.

    11/27-11/29- Thanksgiving Break.  No School.

    Butter Braid Fundraiser until 12/3



    Comments (-1)
  • 11/15

    Posted by Tiffany Semcken on 11/15/2019

    Here's what we accomplished this week:


    - Discussed Veteran's Day and did activities

    - Read Grumpy Bird and discussed feelings  and wrote about what makes us grumpy

    - Thanksgiving activities

    Syllable work

    Sight word work

    - Took Unit 2 Math Test (will be shared at conferences)

    - Intro to groups of 10

    - Partners of numbers

    - Addition and subtraction problems 

    Making teen numbers  with groups of 10

    - Met with our buddies


    *Reading bags have come home!  Please read the letter in the bag and make sure students are reading books every night and the bag (with the books inside) get returned EVERY DAY!


    **PLEASE make sure your student is dressed for the weather!  The only time students will not be outside for recess is if the temperature gets below 0.  Even if your child does not want to play in the snow, snowpants are a great way to help keep them warm!



    Community Harvest Food Drive until 11/20

    PTA Book Fair 11/20-11/26

    PTA Butter Braid Fundraiser until 12/3

    11/18- Glacier Ridge Eats Out at Georgio's

    11/20- Early Release (2pm dismissal)

            - Progress Reports available on TeacherVue

            - Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences 5-8pm

    11/22- Spirit Day- Flannel Day!

    Comments (-1)
  • 11/8

    Posted by Tiffany Semcken on 11/8/2019

    Here's what we accomplished this week...


    - Went on our field trip to see Pete The Cat at the Raue!

    - Read stories and made predictions

    - Revisted and revised our predictions

    Character feelings

    - Presentation from Candace Fleming inspiring young authors and illustrators

    - Discussed non fiction books

    - Wrote a fact we learned from a NF book

    - Compared and contrasted poems

    - Practiced with partners of a number

    - Reviewed for a math test (next week)

           - Shapes, addition, subtratcion, counting, writing numbers


    *Please take a moment to log into ParentVue (from a computer- the app won't work) and sign up for a Parent-Teacher-Student conference!  If you are unable to log in, please let me know and I can sign you up on my end!  There are still several spots for Monday 11/25 and a few on Tuesday 11/26



    Communite Harvest Food Drive until 11/20

    11/11-12/3 PTA Butter Braid Fundraiser

    11/13 PTA Meeting @ 6:30




    Comments (-1)
  • 11/1

    Posted by Tiffany Semcken on 11/1/2019

    This week, we....


    - Discussed fantasy fiction 

    Journaled about what we would like to do on a rainy day

    - Discussed imaginations

    - Identified end punctuation

    Halloween activies and stories

    - Told and solved addition and subtraction stories

    - -1 Pattern

    - Practiced writing numbers

    - Attributes of a hexagon

    - Positional words: above, below, next to

    Had a wonderful Halloween Party!  Thank you volunteers!

    - Welcomed our newest Polar Bear, Enerlen, into our class!



    Community Harvest Food Drive is ongoing until 11/20

    11/4- Kindergarten Field Trip to the Raue to see Pete the Cat!  (We will have our regular routine in the morning, then have lunch and then head to the play!)

    11/6- Glacier Ridge Reads- 6pm



    Comments (-1)
  • 10/25

    Posted by Tiffany Semcken on 10/25/2019

    Here's what we accomplished this week...


    - Read several stories and discussed visualization

    - Continued to pick out the beginning, middle and end of stories

    Retold a story using pictures a few days after reading it

    - Halloween activities

    - Began reading groups

    Groups of 5

    +1 pattern

    - Trianlge attributes

    - Classify other shapes

    - Discussion about what plants need to live

    - Met with our buddies and created monsters

    - Whole school dance party earned from the Fun Run


    Please send your student to school on Halloween with their costume in a separate bag or in their backpack.  Students will not be wearing costumes all day, we will change into them before the parade at 2:10.



    10/28-11/20 Community Harvest Food Drive

    10/30- Picture Retakes

             - Permission slip for field trip on 11/4 DUE

    10/31- Halloween

    11/4- Field Trip to the Raue

    11/6- Glacier Ridge Reads (Author Candice Fleming) @ 6pm


    Comments (-1)