Sunday, November 30, 2014


Thanksgiving Week was short but we still fit a lot in!

On Monday, students colored their ThankerChief poem and stamped their ThankerChief.  This worked on their fine motor skills, shapes, and using a variety of art materials.

On Tuesday Students made silly turkey hats out of paper plates.  Unfortunately, the day was so busy, we didnt have time to take a pictures of all the silly turkeys.  I hope that your child showed it to you!  Students cut out their feathers (cutting on a straight line), and colored the turkey feathers on the body brown.  Students also handed Mrs. Gloudemans the correct color of feather when she was stapling it on.

On Thursday, students worked on a Turkey directional page.  This took a lot of listening as well as working on directional skills.  Students also did some cutting.

Thursday, we played our ThankerChief game.  We borrowed a classmates thankerChief and we passed it around saying the chant and something we are thankful for. Students did a great job with it!  They are thankful for some really great things.

There was no letter this week because of it being a short week.

Book orders are coming home as we get more fliers.  Please know you can use books (and we highly encourage it) for gifts at the holiday time.  The more we can get excited about reading, the more they will enjoy it and thrive doing it! If you would like a book order to be a gift, please just send an email or note and we will make sure to get that order to you discreetly and not allow your child to see the package.  We usually tell them that the paper bag all taped up we put in their bags is their parents homework.  Also, remember, your Scholastic book orders help us to buy supplies and more books for our room as well!  Check out our new white board stickers we were able to purchase with the points we earned this far in the year! 

Important Notes:
  • December is always a busy month, so here is the    
Schedule of Events for December:
    • Elf begin visiting Monday Dec 1
    • Thursday Dec 4 9:30am School play for all students to either be in or watch 
    • Thursday Dec 4 5:30pm School Play for following students (come dressed in Sunday best)
      • Ella, Joe, Mason, Hayden Heinz, JoJo, Brody, Zac, Olivia, Belle, Ava, Lindsey, Addisyn
    • St. Nick visits Friday Dec 5 night, your child will have something in their stocking Monday Dec 8
    • December 10 Half Day.  Extended day students have 3 options
      • 1. leave at 11am with other students (picked up)
      • 2.  Stay for Extended day and be released at 12:30 with the rest of the school.
      • 3. Stay for Extended day and then After School care (1/2 portion and regular night portion-2 fees) 
    • Book Order Due electronically Friday Dec 12 (December 11 if submitting in paper/check)
    • Breakfast with Santa Saturday December 13 9am (please get the RSVPs in-They are red and came home in Wednesday folders a few weeks ago.  This is not hosted by our site so we would like to send them the most accurate number possible)
    • 4k Winter Program/show Thursday Dec 18 5:30-6:30 4k will be putting on their own little show for parents.  It will be a part of our Reading with the Stars program.   Attendance will not be required, but all students will have a part.  If your child is not able to come, they will still have a part in all the practices, but we will just have less of those characters for the show.  We will be also be doing the monthly star decorating.
    • December 23 is a half day. Because this is before the holiday and staff will be going home, extended day students have 2 options:
      • 1. Leave at 11 with the rest of 4k
      • 2. Go to extended day and leave at 12:30 with the rest of the school.    
    • December 24-January 4 Winter Break (Classes Resume Monday Jan 5)
  •  Dress for the weather.  Please send your child dressed for the weather as we go outside as long as it is not raining or below 0*(students are more than welcome to bring layers daily or to leave in their lockers)  It may also be time to change out the change of clothes to make sure they are weather appropriate.  If you send a new change of clothes, we will send the warm weather clothes in their backpacks.
  • Folders. Please be checking your child's daily folder each night.  We put notes on the notebook pages in their folders as well as any notes we may have for you.  Artwork is also sent home this way. As we start letter of the week, we will also start sending home homework to help reinforce the letter concept and identification.  Please work on this with you child to help the students make the connection between home and school. 
  • Also, Please check the student's Wednesday Folders.  Please try to take info out and return the folder and any forms/info/payments in those folders a day or two after receiving. 
  • Literacy Bags come home every three weeks.  Students will have a week to complete the project inside and can then return the bag with completed sheets in it on TUESDAYS.
  • Library Books come every week.  We go to library on Monday and student have the opportunity to check out a book and keep it for a week. It can be kept in their back packs or at home, but please remember to bring it on Mondays. 
  • Book Order due Decmeber 12.  Please click on the link for scholastic at the top of this page.  When you buy books for your child, it helps buy books and supplies for our classrooms.  Start thinking about making book orders a part of your child's holiday presents!  Make reading fun and exciting for your child.
  • Send in those family photos!
Next Week:
Theme: Snow.Winter
Letter of the Week: Nn
Snack: Giese

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