Wednesday, November 23, 2011

November News

Take a look at the fun we had in November.  It's a short but very busy month for us.  We got so much accomplished and had fun doing it.

After learning about life in 1620 we compared Pilgrim children to ourselves. 
I've always made the paper plate Pilgrims, but I saw the writing idea on a blog (can't remember which one, sorry) so I added that in this year.

Here is a photo of our Plymouth Colony mural.  This is such a fun activity.  This year we did it on the day parents visited for American Education week so they got to help.  The second photo is after we added the facts to the mural.

Finally a just for fun activity that I founf on  turkey headbands.  I should have taken a close-up shot of at least one because they turned out so darn cute!

Silly time!

I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving.  I am thankful for each and every family. You all are so supportive and kind.  Thank you for coming in for the conferences.  Keep up the good work, your children are a pleasure to teach each day!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thankful For Our Third Grade Reading Buddies

Today we were invited to a Thanksgiving play performed by our reading buddies in Mrs. Horton's class.  The Cialini's were a great audience.  Some of us made comments about hearing facts they had included on their Plymouth mural (to be posted soon).  The Horton's had yummy snacks for us to share including homemade pumpkin bread, popcorn, cheese, fruit and brownies.  Everyone enjoyed themselves.  I was so proud of the third graders' manners when they escorted the firsties to the food table and offered them plates and napkins.  It's so nice to see the sense of leadership and kindness in children this age.  Check out the photos of the performers and the "feast".

We are very thankful for our reading buddies and Mrs. Horton's hospitality!