If you happen to drive past my house, you may notice that "we" have started decorating for Christmas! Noah and Talon surprised me last night and pulled out a bunch of stuff. It is looking rather festive (they even put the Halloween decorations away - they jammed all of them into a bag, even the fragile ones.).
Veterans Day Concert: Wow, what a great job Mrs. Blair and the classes did. I was so proud of them! It was nice that so many of you were able to attend that also.
Thanksgiving: We will be having a feast again this year with the first graders. The kids can dress-up like Pilgrims. I will be sending home a note soon asking for food supplies. I know for sure that I will be begging some of you to send in pumpkin muffins. We thought that the kids might like those instead of cornbread this year. I wanted to give you time to think about what you have that would work for a Pilgrim costume. The feast will be on Monday, November 23.
Fall Carnival: Nov. 13 from 6-8 p.m. in the elementary gym. The high schoolers have organized it. Fall Carnival: Nov. 13 from 6-8 p.m. in the elementary gym.
Great Outdoors: Boy, it turned into winter! Many kids have been complaining about wet feet and hands. If you have socks and gloves to spare, an extra pair or two in their backpacks is always a great idea. A few of the kids have been really thankful that so many of you sent in extra clothes for them to keep at school.
Book Orders: I won't be sending home an order in December. This order is due the 20th. If you want me to hide any of the items from your child please make sure to let me know. I can always contact you secretly when the order arrives.
Reading: We will be reading Jamaica Louise James.
phonics/spelling: /ch/, /sh/, and /th/ digraphs
high freq. words: bought, draw, especially, minute, picture, question,
sure & worry
fluency: watch for punctuation and read appropriately
homework: due Friday
Chapter Book: We completed another Magic Tree House story. The kids love hearing about the places that Annie and Jack travel to.
Math: We will finish our unit on story problems (of course, we will do story problems ALL year). We will start a unit on geometry.
Social Studies: We will continue to talk about laws and consequences."Community Governments" and "Choosing Leaders" will be the upcoming topics.