It is definitely the season to be THANKFUL
and our classroom family has A LOT to be THANKFUL for! Keep reading…
CONFERENCES: Thank you so much to all of my parents for coming in for conferences, talking on the phone with me, and for texting/emailing about your child’s progress. It was wonderful to share the AMAZING progress your children made in only the first nine weeks. I look forward to the second nine weeks!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OCTOBER’s PURPLE POSITIVE PAW Outback Steakhouse WINNERS!! HALF OF OUR CLASS WON the Outback Steakhouse FREE Kids meals!! Haha! I LOVE it! Mrs. Broudy will draw 30 more names next month! 🙂
Congratulations! EVERY Child in our Classroom Family has earned the PAW Field Trip! Every nine weeks, students who maintain good behavior and work hard earn a PAW celebration, and this nine week’s celebration is a FREE Field Trip to see a live action play. We have an unlimited number of chaperone spaces so ALL PARENTS can come for FREE and are invited to attend!! If you have not, please return the field trip form by Monday. Hermitage High School THEATRE presents Junie B Jones is not a Crook. We will leave at 9:15am on Monday, November 12, 2018. Chaperones please arrive at 9:00am.
Running for HEALTHY HEARTS: Also, EVERY student in our classroom family has made their first running mile marker at (or surpassed) 10 miles and earned their first shoelace charm! As students run laps they will have opportunities to earn shoelace charms when they reach the 10,20,30,and 40 milestones. They will also increase heart health, increase brain activity in class, and use that pent up energy. As students earn milestones Mr. Holscher (PE Teacher) will recognize them on the Morning Announcements and give them their charm in PE (next Tuesday). At the end of the year, each student with 50 miles will receive a MEDAL!!! Awesomesauce 🙂
THANKSGIVING FEAST – On Tuesday, November 20th, we will be holding a brief classroom awards ceremony at 12:30pm to recognize the hard work that our students have done this marking period. This quick recognition will last between 5-10 minutes as students’ names are read aloud with their achievements this quarter. Following the awards, at 1:00pm, all five kindergarten classes will head down to the café for a “Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast”. Our kindergartners have been learning about the holiday of Thanksgiving (Social Studies SOL K.11). In celebration of this holiday, students will be tasting different foods to represent the First Thanksgiving (popcorn, animal crackers, goldfish, fruit-juice drink). We invite you to come to our classroom awards and then to the café to watch students enjoy this fun event. Also, we would greatly appreciate any food donations or volunteer help you can provide us for this activity (set-up/clean-up). We ask that you sign up online using the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094aafab28a1fc1-student
IMPORTANT November DATES:
— Monday 11/12: Homework FOLDER DUE – Look for the plastic folder with detailed instructions on the November Grid, Rainbow Words, and a reading book to read every night. Please return on next Monday 🙂 Also I will be doing quick checks with each student on their recognition of Rainbow Sight Words on Monday!
— Trevvett is collecting non-perishable food items November 12-16 to support Henrico Christmas Mother. We need canned food, crackers, cereal, pasta, and peanut butter. Please send in what you can! Here is a flyer for this event: Christmas Mother Food Drive flyer.pdf
— 11/16 PTO Spirit Night at Panera Bread
— Picture Day!! 🙂 Monday, November 19th – Dress up time!
— Tuesday, 11/20 at 12:30pm: Classroom Awards Assembly & 1:00pm: THANKSGIVING FEAST; and Report Cards go home! BUSY DAY 🙂
— Thanksgiving Holiday (NO SCHOOL) Wednesday 21st – Friday 23rd
— PTO Meeting 11/27
Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions by note in folder, phone, email, or text message (Remind 101). I am thankful for my sweet students eager to learn and my parents who support and encourage a positive learning environment. Thank you!
Mrs. Grossman 🙂
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Questioning (Thanksgiving Stories)
– Phonemic awareness: Ending sounds/final consonants (such as c a t – m a n – c u p)
– Sight Words: (student names) mom, dad, we
– Writing sentences (with capital letter at beginning and period/question mark at the end) with our sight words
* Questions to ask when reading with your child: At stopping points throughout the story, students will pause to stop to ask and answer questions about what is being read. Who? What? When? Where? How? Which?
– Compare and describe no more than three sets of 10 or fewer objects, using the terms more, fewer, and the same. (a)
— Given a set of objects, construct a second set which has more, fewer, or the same number of objects.
– Students will learn about the first Thanksgiving and why we continue to celebrate this holiday from the past.
- Why is Thanksgiving Day commemorated?
- What are some ways that communities commemorate Thanksgiving Day?
- Where was the first Thanksgiving held in Virginia? Who was there and why did they give thanks?
- Where was the first Thanksgiving held in Massachusetts? Who was there and why did they give thanks?