Weekly News ~ November 27

Dear Families,

I hope you all had a wonderful break and are ready to be back to school! These upcoming weeks of the school year are some of the very best. We have a number of projects coming up, so be on the look out for information coming home.

Thanks so much for the moms of Finn, Daxton and Ryan for sending in yummy treats last Friday. We ate lunch in the room and watched Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving. Our study of explorers helped the children appreciate this holiday more than they might of without it.

Here’s our learning plan:

  • Reading: Comprehension, Written Responses
  • Writing: Publishing nonfiction pieces
  • Language Arts: Spelling, Mentor Sentences
  • Math: Multiplication, Distributive Property
  • Social Studies: Explorers
  • Science: Fossils
  • Read Aloud: A Hundred Dresses

Spelling List 1:
careful careless meaningless hopeless forgiveness
harmful harmless spotless darkness sickness
Spelling List 2:
poisonous delightful peaceful refreshment
dangerous successful punishment movement


Mrs. Pennington

Weekly News – Thanksgiving is Near!

Dear Families,

Happy week before Thanksgiving break! It just seems the time flies. The children have decorated the room nicely with beautiful and fun turkeys. We’ll have a special pumpkin treat on Friday.

Please speak with your child about behavior in the classroom. It’s always important to be kind, work hard, listen and follow directions. We always expect extra silliness around the holidays, but we’re looking to the children to try hard to do the right thing. We can definately have fun and learn at the same time!

Spelling Words

List 1:
swimming swam getting coming came
having doing ended happened happening
started joked received smiled smiling

List 2:
dividing divided multiplying multiplied imagining
imagined believing believed remembering remembered

Learning Plan

  • Math – Multiplication, area concepts
  • Writing – Revision, editing, publishing
  • Reading – Nonfiction, text evidence
  • Language Arts – Spelling, mentor sentences
  • Social Studies – Explorers Hudson, Balboa, de Soto, Cartier

Happy birthday, Tobi and Sydney!

I’m sorry to report our little hamster is sickly and had to be returned to the pet store for medical attention. We’ll have to wait and see if Leopold can return to the classroom, but if he can’t, we’ll find a new little hamster friend.

with gratitude,

Mrs. Pennington




November 6 ~ Weekly News

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Dear Families,

Thank you so much to all our moms of Grayson, Finn, Angela, Ryan, and Kaya for working to make the Halloween snack so AWESOME! The children really enjoyed their treats and skeleton bracelets! It was a zany start to the week, but we got back to almost normal on Friday. Now we’ll have the time change this weekend and a student day off on Tuesday, so maybe we’ll have to wait a bit longer for normal to return!

We welcomed a new student, Mason, on Monday! We’re so happy to have him. We also welcomed a new hamster, Leopold! Mason and his classmates are working on multiplication and reading and math, while Leopold is working on hiding places for his food and pull ups on the side of the cage. 🙂

Much thanks goes to Grayson’s family who donated 4 new yoga balls for our classroom! The children take turns reading and working on them. They are greatly enjoyed, and a nice reward for hard work!

Happy birthday, Emma and Rafael!

Here’s what we’re learning this week:

  • Math – Area, Multiplication (nines and squares)
  • Reading – Nonfiction, main idea and details (frogs and toads focus)
  • Writing – Revision strategies
  • Language Arts – Spelling and vocabulary
  • Social Studies – John Cabot
  • Read Aloud – Peter Pan

Use your child’s vocabulary words in conversation this week to provide an extra boost!

attract, crew, dangle, drift, event, launch, opposite, reverse, signal, steer

Have a lovely Autumn weekend and enjoy that extra hour of sleep!

Fondly, Mrs. Pennington

P.S. I’ll Seesaw the spelling words as soon as I get them. 🙂