Welcome 2020!

Happy New Year! We jumped right in to our new unit this week. Our theme is “My Country: Yesterday and Today.” We are learning about how things long ago and today are the same and different. We will be exploring symbols of the USA as well as doing some activities to learn about long ago, such as making homemade bread and butter, candles, and a covered wagon! Mrs. Elizabeth is super excited about making the covered wagon because her childhood dream was to live like Laura Ingalls Wilder and ride in a covered wagon. Yesterday we tasted stone-ground grits “from long ago,” and they were tasty!

Enjoy this song about our 50 states!

Happy Holidays!

We have had such an exciting month filled with holiday fun! We began our month by writing letters to our pen pals at another elementary school, and we were so happy to receive letters back from our friends earlier this week! We enjoyed a quick field trip to the West Cobb Library with our first grade friends, where we made a craft and learned how to navigate the children’s area of the library. We did several sensory science activities including making a very large batch of sugar scrub to hand out as gifts to our families, therapists, and administrators. We tasted many holiday treats and hosted a holiday party for our families. We wrote our wish lists and then shared them with Santa when he visited our classroom. We took a trip to Target and saw all of the holiday decorations, purchased gifts for our families, and ate a snack in the cafe. We had Sing Along fun with our kindergarten friends and watched a holiday classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

When we return after the break, we will begin a new unit called My Country: Yesterday and Today. We will be comparing what life is like in the USA today with what is was like long ago. We will also learn about the season of Winter and have “snow” much fun! See you in January!

Happy December!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break and were able to spend some time with family and friends. We are looking forward to a fun-filled December in our classroom! Our theme this month will be Holiday Pen Pals, and we are excited to write to some pen pals and hopefully receive some letters back!

We have a busy month ahead, so be sure to check the Upcoming Events page for all of the special activities we have planned. In addition to writing to pen pals, we will be learning about holiday traditions around the world, cooking up some delicious holiday treats, making holiday crafts, and exploring several holiday sensory science activities.

Make plans to attend our holiday party on Friday, December 13th at 1:00 PM. We will be having plenty of Grinch-themed fun!

 

Read for the Record!

Last week we participated in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, which emphasizes the importance of early literacy by bringing together millions of children around the world to read the same book on the same day. We enjoyed adapting and reading Thank You, Omu!

 

Keep those canned food donations coming! Our canned food drive is underway and we have a new incentive for all students who donate 2 or more items!

Canned Food Challenge

More Fall Fun

We ended our unit on The Science Fair last week by exploring “What’s Inside a Pumpkin?” It was messy and fun!

This week we began a new unit, Here Comes the Sun. We will be learning about Earth, the sun, day/night, and the seasons. We will also spend some time learning about Thanksgiving and things families do to celebrate Thanksgiving. We are excited for our Fall Centers this Thursday! We will be making spider doughnuts, spider web spin art, and monster slime! Your child can wear his or her costume to school on Thursday with a donation to support technology at our school.

Join us tomorrow, October 30, at McDonalds on Mars Hill Road for Spirit Night. McDonalds has a lot of fun lined up for our families and will be donating 20% of sales to Frey!