Good Morning! I hope everyone is enjoying the cooler weather and is ready for some time with the family. I want to start off by saying how thankful I am for each one of the students in my classroom and your continued support. I am blessed with a wonderful class and each of them have an amazing support system in and outside of the school.
Tomorrow is our Thanksgiving feast and the end of the canned food drive! If you did not return a slip to attend the feast…NO WORRIES! Kristie will not turn anyone away. Come enjoy time with your student. If you cannot make it, send a grandparent- they are the best!
So far our class has brought in a little over 200 cans and that warms my heart! A family who is in need of food will be touched by your donation. Tomorrow is the last day to bring in cans!
We will be eating in our room today and Thursday. If your child is not a fan of sack lunches, please send in a lunch made from home 🙂
The Giving Tree is happening now.
November 20-24 school will be closed for Thanksgiving break. The kids have shared where they are going for Thanksgiving and I wish you guys safe travels and hope you have a blast with your family.
When we return, November 28 will be the end of our Square Art sales. Purchasing items through this fundraiser is a great way to knock people off of your Christmas list!
November 30- Scholastic book orders are due. This is a great opportunity to buy new books for your children at a reasonable price. There are some great deals!!
December 2 is our Jingle Jog! Come out and run a 1K or 5K and enjoy a delicious breakfast and pictures with mustang afterwards! A form was sent home you can use to register- if you have lost it follow this link. You can also register online at this website! I will be there with Kilometer Club and serving pancakes after! I cannot wait to see everyone there.
Holiday Shop will open the first full week in December. Your child will have the opportunity to buy items for family members if you wish.
Social Studies: Our class is taking a dive into the Creek and Cherokee Indians. We have taken a close look at James Oglethorpe and Tomochichi. When we return, we will focus on Mary Musgrove and Sequoyah the next couple of weeks. It is fascinating to learn about how Georgia’s story began!
Math: The children have really adapted to the addition and subtraction strategies. From the very beginning, there mind was already in mode, they just had no idea. It truly has made a huge difference. With these strategies we have moved into one and two-step word problems. When we return, we will take place value a step further and look at number up to 1,000 and maybe even further 🙂 We will also have a unit on measurement- full of fun hands on activities!
Writing: Informational writing is key this nine weeks. Our first piece of writing will be on James Oglethorpe and if time allows, students will research their own topic and produce and informational writing piece while following the writing process.
Language Arts: Studying all the different types of nouns has been fun! We have moved on to the meaning of prefixes and suffixes and identifying the root word. We will continue reading non-fiction passages and using the RACE strategy to respond to comprehension questions!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I will see you after break.