Welcome Back!!

I hope everyone had a nice, relaxing and restful Thanksgiving Holiday!! It was nice to see everyone’s smiling faces this morning.

First thing: Temperatures are cold and we go out for recess, before noon and before it heats up. Please be aware of temperatures and know that we will be going outside if temperature meets requirements and our babies need to be warm!

We have new spelling words: we, there, can, an, your

Math- continuing subtraction, and learning graphs and taking data and surveys

Writing- Starting with letters to Santa which will be featured in the newspaper. Then continuing to make our stories better and better with details, beg, mid, and end. We will also start really making all kiddos stay on topic throughout writing.

Science- Christmas and Reindeer Research.

**Christmas Party**- From my beginning of the year sign up, No one had volunteered to be a room mother. If you would like to head-up the Christmas party, please let me know. I have a full list of volunteers to make planning go smoothly. It won’t be all on our room mom (just incase you’re nervous) hahaha  🙂


The excitement of Christmas and Santa is in the air!! I love it!!

Thanksgiving Festivities–Pictures

Don’t forget! Readers’ Theater tomorrow at 12:00. You can sign them out afterward!!

Have a safe, relaxin, fun Holiday Week!!

Today we made homemade butter just like the pilgrims!!….well kind of! We all worked together to SHAKE the whipping cream until it was butter!! Then we got to eat it on some rolls!! We also had out candlelight Thanksgiving Feast as a class! We also have been making Turkey Hideouts to protect the turkey from getting eaten!


It was a great day!!







Almost Turkey Time

4 more days until a week off full of family time! I know I am ready!

We will have a full week of great learning and fun!!

Tomorrow will be a spelling test. It will just be of the 5 spelling words we have had the last two weeks (all, but, were, what, when) along with the previous ones.

We will continue doing addition and subtraction problem solving.

We will have our First Grade Feast on Thursday. Please no lunch  visitors, as this is a special day for our kiddos!

Friday at 12:00 will be our Thanksgiving Reader’s Theater . Continue to practice loud and proud at home! This will only take about 20 minutes and then you and your families  can sign your sweetie out and start your holidays early!!

If anything else comes up, I will let you know!

This week

Today, a note is coming home about a Thanksgiving Reader’s Theater. Each child will be in charge of a part of the story “The Night Before Thanksgiving.” The performance will be Friday, November 16th at 12:00 in our classroom. If your child cannot make it, please let me know ASAP so their part can be covered.

Their homework is to practice their part LOUD and SLOWLY to be heard for the performance. It doesn’t have to be memorized but does need to be fluent and phrased. Practice every night in addition to their nightly reader.

Spelling this week is the same as last week: but, what, all, were, when 

Math: introduction of subtraction (Minus Linus and making numbers smaller by taking away) and continuing shapes.

Writing: We will begin our class Turkey Story and continue to work on independent writing with beginning, middle, and end in addition to our penmanship.

Phonics: 3 sounds of -ed. Sometimes you hear -ed like in shouted. Sometimes it sounds like a -t like in stopped. Sometimes it sounds like a -d like in watered. The kids come across these in books and need to know what sounds right and what makes sense when coming to a word with -ED at the end.

Two more weeks before break and still SO much to learn and progress in! Thanks for all you do! Time sure is FLYING!!