We have almost come to the end of our first trimester. The students have grown so much already both academically and socially. I am looking forward to witnessing even more positive growth as our months continue. I would like to take this time to thank all parents and other family members that have helped with the reading charts and animal reports. I know this takes time to complete, but it has already changed your child’s cognitive, reading and writing skills. I would also like to thank our room parents and volunteers for a wonderful Halloween parade and party! I am so grateful and so are the students!
- November 1st: All Saints Day Mass at 9:00
- November 3rd: Adoration from 1:00 – 4:00
- November 4th: Wolf Pack Game
- November 6th – 11th: Book Fair in the Library
- November 7th: St. John Vianney Play at 1:00; 7:00 for adults
- November 10th: School Mass at 9:00; Adoration from 1:00 – 4:00
- November 11th: Shopper’s Delite from 9:00 – 3:00
- November 14th: State of the School at 6:00; HSA Meeting at 7:00
- November 15th: Veteran’s Day Prayer Service at 10:00/10:15
- November 17th: School Mass at 9:00; Adoration from 1:00 – 4:00
- November 18th: Lyman Pie Pick Up
- November 21st: End of First Trimester
- November 22nd: School Mass with Prayers for Thanksgiving at 9:00; Early Dismissal at 1:05
- November 23rd – 24th: No school for Thanksgiving
We will begin our second unit which is about communities. We will read A Big Fish for Max. We will also read The Farmer in the Hat and Who Works Here?. We will end the month with readings and a Reader’s Theater about the first Thanksgiving. In phonics we will finish our work with short vowels and begin /th/ and /sh/ digraph pattern. We will then begin our study of long vowels. In writing, we will learn more about subjects and predicates. We will also continue to learn how to find and write declarative, interrogative, and exclamatory sentences.
The students will also learn about 2 and 3 dimensional shapes. We will then continue our work with addition and subtraction. Keep practicing your mad minutes!
Students will learn about different Native American Tribes. We will be completing research and then doing fun and exciting activities that really help the students understand the tribe and the differences and similarities among them.
The October Animal Reports were lovely. We are still presenting them. Among our animals we learned more about chipmunks, deer, raccoons, and even woodpeckers. For November, I am asking all students to create an Animal Report about any animal that lives in the United States. Hopefully we will be able to see how animals adapt to climate and their surroundings.
Have a wonderful November and Thanksgiving!
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