Our class went to the public library and 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!
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 in class and churning our own butter. What a great time we had!
Our class worked with our Big Buddies to create Kindness Rocks for distribution throughout our community. Participants of our school’s annual “Stand Tall and Rake for Fall” placed these rocks around our community as they went around raking leaves.
The Kindness Rocks Project was created with the goal of inspiring others through randomly placed rocks inscribed with encouraging or uplifting words. This project also hopes to encourage other to conduct random acts of kindness. To learn more about this project, please go to thekindnessrocksproject.com.
Our school honored 41 of our local veterans with a special assembly on Wednesday, 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!