Our class went to the public library and had a chance to explore around. The children were so excited to receive their brand new library cards and checked out books. Please take note of when the library books need to be returned. Hopefully this is the start of a wonderful relationship with books!
Our class is proud to participate in helping others this Holiday Season.
We were so excited to be a part of the annual Fifth Grade Bake Sale to help needy families. By purchasing baked goods, we helped our fifth grade classes raise money for many families in our community. Way to go!
Our class also participated in the Macy’s Believe Campaign to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Macy’s will donate $1 for every “Letter to Santa” they collect during the Holiday Season. However, Macy’s donated $2 for every letter received on Believe Day (12/6/19). That was the day we dropped off our letters of course. A quick math lesson showed us how the money we raised through these letters can quickly multiply when our Buddy Class, along with other classes, join this wonderful program.
The theme for this week was Thanksgiving. We tried to save some turkeys by giving them a disguise. We wrote what we are thankful for. We learned about the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving. We read poems and stories about this holiday. Our class compared and contrasted life in the past with our life today. I think we all agreed that we like the comforts we have now. Our mini-unit would not be complete without making cornbread and churning our own butter in class. What a great time we had!
Our school honored 34 of our local veterans with a special assembly on Friday, November 8th. Students in the primary grades decorated the gym with posters thanking our veterans for their service and sacrifice. Students in the intermediate grades wrote poems and letters which were distributed to veterans. In preparation for this assembly, our class learned why we celebrate Veterans Day. Thank you to all our brave U.S. Veterans!
‘Tis the season for monsters! The children worked with our “Big Buddies” to create a Math Monster. By generating addition equations with dice, the buddies created a “recipe” for their Math Monster. The equations dictated the number of eyes, ears, mouths, etc. their monster should have. Then they had to use their combined imagination to draw their monster. I was extremely impressed by the children’s creativity.
A great big Thank You to the parents who came to our class to help with our Halloween craft. The children had a wonderful time making ghosts, witches, bats, and monsters.
This year’s Literary Pumpkins were amazing! Great job to all who helped decorate our Halloween Parade path.
The children looked amazing in their Halloween costumes for our annual Halloween parade. Our class had a fabulous week!
On Wednesday, our class went to the Pumpkin Patch set up by our wonderful PTA. Each child was able to select and take home a pumpkin. The children were very excited and had a wonderful time. Thank you to the PTA for organizing this awesome event!
This week we learned about John Chapman (a.k.a. Johnny Appleseed) and did many activities with apples in honor of Johnny Appleseed Day which is September 26th. The children had fun learning how the apple tree changes with each season. We studied the parts of an apple. We even played apple themed games. We ended our apple mini unit by tasting applesauce. Yum!
Once again, our school is proud to participate in the Pinwheels for Peace project where children around the world display pinwheels of all different sizes as a public visual of “Whirled” Peace. Many thanks to Mrs. Katz, our art teacher, for creating the beautiful display on our school’s front lawn. With her help, each child in our school made a pinwheel with words of peace and harmony written on it. Then they placed the pinwheels in front of our school. With this simple act, we join many schools and people around the world in our hope for world peace.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents who came to Back to School Night. It is a pleasure to know that I will be working with caring and supportive parents. If you have any questions and/or concerns regarding your child’s education, please do not hesitate to contact me.
By working together, I hope to help your child have a successful first grade experience.
On 9/11, our school had a Patriot Day Assembly. The children, staff, and members of our community gathered together to remember the events that happened on September 11, 2001. Our class showed our patriotism by wearing red, white, and blue. In our classroom, we discussed the meaning of hero. Then we made an award for a selected hero in our lives. The children were very thoughtful and did a wonderful job on their projects.