We hope all of you had a great October!
We had a SPOOKTACULAR Halloween
and it was so much fun to see all our friends dressed up in costume!!!
We had lots of fun exploring with science, by creating straw rockets and tin foil boats. We got our hands dirty while carving pumpkins and scooping out the inside! The children enjoyed creating crafts and playing many group games…they are doing a fabulous job learning to be a good sport!
This month we will focus on Creative Writing. We will complete a book on personal narratives and descriptive stories. We will end the month sharing things that we are thankful for and cooking some Thanksgiving classics.
Lastly we will be throwing a Birthday Bash on November 20th for our November birthdays.
November 26th is a Noon Dismissal. We will be serving
pizza for lunch and will be collecting a $2 donation. If your child does not want pizza they should arrive to Extended Day with a bagged lunch. We will be closing at 4:45pm on this day.
During the month of December the children will have a chance to be scientists and explore and experiment with different foods. They will be surprised to know what is in the foods they eat! We will also begin to incorporate the children’s goals and accomplish tasks they are interested in learning about.
We have four early release days over these next two months, please keep an eye out for permission slips in the classroom for the fun activities we have planned!
A couple of reminders this month…
* No School on November 11th, 27th & 28th
Early Dismissal (12:40) on
November 12th, 18th
December 3rd, 9th
* November 20th and December 16th Birthday Bash
* Please sign your child out EVERYDAY!
Box of Band-Aids (for a writing project)
Thanks to all the parents who donated wish list items for October, we greatly appreciate it!
2/3 has 30 minutes everyday for homework, between 2:50 and 3:20.
This is a quiet and structured part of our day. It is helpful if your child always has their orange homework folder in their backpacks and an appropriate book to read. HEDP has several age-appropriate math games as well as a printed copy of the problem of the week, for those who want it as a math option.
Extended Day teachers are here to encourage, monitor and oversee the homework process. We attend to signs of student success or difficulty related to the task at hand or their motivation and to answer questions. We do not offer 1:1 tutoring or give answers of any kind.
We expect that homework will be reviewed at home to alert you on your child’s understanding. We encourage you to ask your child questions so you can be an integral piece to connect the bridge from school to home. This will also help you understand if your child is challenged by any part of their homework. If so, please advise their classroom teacher. We encourage your child to attempt all options of their homework and enforce expectations, rules and standards for homework behavior.
We appreciate your support and understanding.
the 2/3 teaching team!