Welcome to the New School Year!

Welcome to the new school year! I am so excited to meet our new students and see our friends. We are a family in Lifeskills and we are so happy that you are here!

Please remember to connect to all of my methods of communication so that you can stay informed.

Remind: text @brondu to 81010

Seesaw: please accept my email invitation. This is a way to see your child’s work on a daily basis, receive announcements and contact me. Each student profile is private so you are the only one viewing your child’s work.

Google voice (connects to my phone): 903-231-3720

Field Day!

Field Day is coming up next week!

In our class we have some students that attend General Education PE and some that attend Adapted PE.

Here is the information for General PE students.

If your student attends Adapted PE, Coach Underwood has made a special time for us to access Field Day. Our day is Friday April 30th from 8:30-10:30.

Parents are welcome!

On these days please send your student in shorts and tennis shoes with a change of clothes. They will need a water bottle and sunscreen. I will try to have these items on hand but all donations help!

Please let me know if you can attend on Friday with your child. I want to make sure we have everything in place to have a great day!

Seesaw instructions

Here are the steps to log in to Seesaw. You can download the app for Seesaw Family to your student’s ipad or phone. If you are on a regular computer its:www.https://app.seesaw.me

Choose ”  I am a  Student”




(Ryder and Ellynie already have codes-use the same as before). Please let me know if there are any problems! You can message me through the seesaw app and it will only show up in your student’s account.


Also wanted to make sure everyone got the message-White Oak Family Medicine is doing free testing for our students if needed. I hope that we all continue feeling well! It really hurts my heart to be in this situation but we most definitely do not want to be sick so I appreciate our school taking such good care of us.

Halloween is coming!

I’m sorry I missed a blog post last week! Here is a picture from carving pumpkins and roasting seeds. We also made pumpkin play dough. It was pretty sticky so it got mixed reviews.

This week is Red Ribbon Week. Here is the schedule of what to wear if you participate:

  • Monday: red
  • Tuesday: red white and blue
  • Wednesday: Team jersey* 1/2 day*
  • Thursday: wear a hat
  • Friday: storybook character (there won’t be a parade this year but our class can dress up!).

This week we are studying about the 2020 Election and Halloween. We are making an edible sensory bin with Oreo “dirt” and “scary pudding”.  We are learning how force and motion created different types of rocks and doing a rock experiment with Starburst candies. Supplies needed are: 2 packs of Oreos, pumpkin candies and starburst. Our sight words are: many, them, then, these, so.

I hope you have a great week!

2nd 9 weeks!

Today begins the second 9 weeks! We are studying Columbus Day and Endangered Animals. Our sight words are : their, she, do, how and if. In math we are continuing to work on place value, area and time. We are making spider webs out of tiny marshmallows and in cooking we are going to make rice crispie treats. Supplies we need are: Rice Crispies.

We are off next Monday! I hope you have a great week!

Week 9! Animal stories!

We had fun with apple play dough! We practiced learning that New York is “the big apple”! We are so excited that it’s finally October! Ask your student how to spell it!

This week we are going to learn about different animal stories in the news. Don’t forget the “news” is in Seesaw to read with your student! Our sensory activity is frozen blueberries, because this is a favorite snack of gorillas!

Our recipe is “bear paws”. The supplies we need are: graham crackers and reeses cups. Thank you for sending supplies last week!

Our sight words are: which, us, an, there, each. In math, we are working on skip counting, shapes, and graphing. Have a great week 9!

week 8!

It’s week 8! We had lots of fun making green eggs!


This week we are wrapping up Government and Rules. We are learning about Fall and the News topic this week is the Krispy Kreme Donut store.

I am going to start putting the newspaper in Seesaw if you would like to do any extra reading with your student. It is picture supported and work we are doing in class so they should be very familiar. It would be a good way to help your student develop speaking vocabulary and comprehension about what we are doing in school.

Our sight words are: we, when, your, said, can. Everyone is doing a great job reading and spelling!

Supplies needed for our snack are : apples and cream cheese, cream of tartar, apple pie spice and paper plates (cheap white ones!)

We are going to make apple play dough this week to keep in our apple donut theme. We love different kinds of play dough! Have a great week!

Week 7!

This week we are learning more about government and different places that have rules. We had fun discussing an election and important leaders in our country. Our sight words for this week are: not, but, what, were, all. Our cooking project is Green Eggs and Ham! We have all the supplies needed for this week! Thanks for sending supplies last week. We had so much fun playing with the cornstarch mixture. We were not successful making it “dance” to show sound waves but our volume was limited :).

Don’t forget half day this Wednesday! I hope you have a great week!

week 6! September 14-18

Welcome to week 6! Picture day is this Thursday the 17th. Our class usually goes first thing in the morning. Also progress reports will go home this Thursday.

This week we are learning more about Rules (government). Our sight words are: or, words, had, by, one. In math we are practicing angles, coins, shapes and addition. Our sensory experiment is watching sound waves move and our cooking project is “energy balls” to go with our book Feathers for Lunch.

Supplies needed are: oats, honey, chocolate chips, and cornstarch. If you can, please send it by Wednesday so I can shop Thursday if needed.


Thank you!

week 5! September 7-11

I hope you all had a great Labor Day!

This week we are going to begin our study about rules and laws. We will talk about patriots and heroes that helped us on September 11. Our sight words are:have, this, be from, at. In math we will work on graphs, mass, fractions and perimeter. Our recipe is cupcakes, from our book If You Give a Cat a Cupcake.

Supplies needed: we’re all set for next week! Thank you!

We are all enjoying Seesaw! I hope you get a chance to see some of the great work your student is doing!