School supplies

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If you have already bought the grade level class supplies please bring them and they will be used! If you have not purchased anything yet we do a lot of hands on projects and will mainly use glue sticks, Kleenex, wipes, crayons, scissors, paper towels, expo markers, plastic bags and construction paper.

We cook every Friday so food donations are always welcome. I will try to post our upcoming recipe in case anyone wants to support this please send it by Wednesday.

This week’s recipe is Candy Tacos to go with our theme “Taco About Me”.

The ingredients still needed are: sugar cookie frozen dough and white cake icing.

Thank you!!

Welcome Back!!

Welcome back to all of my students! I am looking forward to seeing you Tuesday night for Meet the Teacher at 4:30 pm.

Please bring all of your school supplies to our room, 225.

We always need extra: Kleenex, quart/gallon bags, wipes and glue.

Please make sure to get “big kid” scissors!


I can’t wait to see you and hear about your summer!

Mrs. Brondum


Almost done!

We had a great time at the park yesterday! We missed you Hovan Heim!

Here are our activities for next week:

  • Monday-3rd grade /5th grade Olympics and visit to Middle School
  • Tuesday-4th grade/half day
  • Wednesday 5th grade/half day

Enjoy your summer!!

May 2019

Hello 2018/2019 Parents, thank you for subscribing to my blog! Hopefully this will streamline our calendars and help me to inform everyone of coming events in a more organized fashion! I would also love for you to see some of the great projects and fun times that we have had this year! Please be sure to stay tuned this summer so that we can stay in touch! I would like to use the blog as our main method of communication going forward.

I have enjoyed your kids so much and look forward to more sweet times with them!

Upcoming this week:

Class pictures Tuesday April 29

We will take a complimentary Lifeskills class picture and students in 3rd-5th grades will also take a picture with their homeroom. The cost is $10. Your student has an envelope in their bag.

Special Ed Field Day Friday May 3

Our bus leaves at 8am for Marshall High School. Parents are welcome to attend. This year’s theme is Star Wars. We have T-shirts which should arrive any day.


Lifeskills Field Trip May 16th

Where: Lear Park, Longview

Cost: $2

Bring: School appropriate swimsuit, shorts, sunscreen, towel, change of clothes

5th Grade Field Trip May 17th





Welcome back to school!

Welcome back to school Lifeskills students!

I missed you so much! We are going to have a lot of fun this year!

Parents please remember Meet the Teacher this Thursday afternoon at 4:30. We will not need the grade level school supplies. If you would like to help our classroom, we could use:

baby wipes,primary journals, liquid glue, expo markers,oversized (fat) pencils, construction paper and class snacks.

I can’t wait to see you all!


Mrs. Brondum


Welcome Back!!!!

Welcome back!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s break! I have been enjoying my pajamas but will be so happy to see my students! I’m sure  they will be glad to get back to structured days again!

Here is a look at our curriculum focus this week:

In Math we will continue working on coin values. For Science we will be studying “sink or float”. In Social Studies we will be looking at American symbols. I would like to work on Timelines next week, but I will need a little parent help…I will need you to send me some pictures of your child if possible one for every year of their life. You could send them digitally if that’s easier, or please let me know if I am getting your originals out of frames and I will make a copy.

Coming up-we have the STAAR Alternate  exam starting February 9th. This is something that most of our class will be required to take. It is not the same test that mainstream students are taking but it is based on the same learning standards. I will have 3 weeks to test our class. Your child will not have to fill out any pencil and paper forms but they will answer questions and have to give a correct answer using pictures and or manipulatives.  The test will be based on the concepts that we have been studying this year so far. Many educators feel that the push toward STAAR testing has been positive for special needs students in particular because it ensures that all students are given access to general academic curriculum as much as possible.  I have discussed this with several of you during our ARD meetings, but for those that have not had an ARD yet this year, I want you to aware of what’s coming up!

I can’t wait to see your kids tomorrow! I am ready for a great Spring semester!

Mrs. Brondum


Christmas Party!!!

Our Christmas party will be Thursday December 18th at 9:30 am!!

Please let me know if you are available to help!

You should be receiving notes home about your child’s homeroom party, they will be on Friday the 19th.  Both days are early release.

With all the excitement, we are still working hard! Our focus this week in math is coin values. In science we are working on Arctic animals and in social studies we are talking about budgets and uses for money. We have made ornaments for the Christmas tree downstairs and we are outraged at Charlie the Elf’s antics. I wonder what he will do tommorrow….

Almost to Christmas!

We have almost made it to Christmas!

I can’t believe that my year with your sweet kiddos is half-way over. We have been having so much fun in Lifeskills and learning a lot! I apologize for not being more consistent with the blog-this is my first year at White Oak and I am learning a lot too! Hopefully all of you are following your student’s homeroom teacher’s blog as well. There is often information on special events such as parties that we make sure the kids are included in.

Information on our class Christmas party coming soon! I can’t wait to see you there!


Mrs. Brondum