Heroes’ Day

Heroes’ Day is November 18th. We are celebrating veterans, grandparents and everyday heroes! The reason we combine these celebrations together is to make the day more inclusive for all families! K-2 is having an assembly from 9-9:30 and a classroom activity from 9:30-10. Families will also be able to visit the book fair. We would like all children to have a special adult visit on Heroes’ Day. It can be a grandparent, veteran, parent, family member or adult friend. All are welcome!

To prepare for Heroes’ Day, we made a Stars and Stripes quilt!

Each child made a square and we put the squares together to make a quilt.

Logan, a parent, decorated our door and it looks awesome!

Fall Party Fun

What a great Fall party! The kids had a blast with a spoon race, candy corn game and yummy snacks like apples, caramel and fixings, and 3 kinds of popcorn! Thanks so much to all the parents that helped make the party a success!

Learning Lately

Reading- We focused on the name, sound, and formation of v and w this week. We continued to play sound games to help us break apart and put sounds together which are essential skills for reading.

Writing- We worked on doing our best writing to share with our families during parent teacher conferences.

Math: We continued practicing describing the attributes of shapes and solving number stories. We also focused on number formation.

Science/ Social Studies- We enjoyed a Mystery Science video about mountains and volcanoes. We learned more about fall!

November Dates

Nov. 1 No School for a Teacher Workday

Nov. 7th PTA Meeting

Nov.4th-8th 2nd Grade Service Learning project (Your child may be bring money to purchase a tootsie pop- see note from 2nd grade for more info.)

Nov. 8th Progress Reports go home

Nov. 11th/Nov. 14 Parent Teacher Conferences

Nov. 15 No School (Makes up for evening parent teacher conferences)

Nov. 18th Heroes’ Day (to celebrate Veterans, grandparents, and other special adults. More info to come)

Nov. 27-29 No School for Thanksgiving

 

Fall Leaf Rubbing Collage

We used the fall leaves you collected to make leaf rubbing collages. We had lots of leaves which we shared with everyone in our class. We made rubbings, cut them out, and glued them together to make collages. The collages are so beautiful!

We also learned more about why leaves change color in the fall. The cooler temperatures cause the chlorophyll (which is green) to drain from the leaves which reveals the other colors!

The kids love these type of projects! I love to see them get creative with projects that combine multiple subjects like art, literacy, and science as well as fine motor skills and concentration/focus.