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




Welcome back!

Hello Lifeskills students! I am your new teacher, Mrs. Brondum. I’m so happy to be with you all this year! Meet the Teacher is coming up in two weeks, August 21st at 4:30-5:30. If you have any supplies listed for your grade level we can use them but we will not be using everything that the mainstream classes use, for example all of the notebooks. We do need Kleenex, wipes, paper towels,germ X, plastic bags and expo markers. Come ready for a new year and new fun!I cannot wait to meet you all!

Mrs. Brondum

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