During the month of November the children were encouraged to acknowledge something they are grateful for in their lives by noting it on the November Calendar. Many of the children have both spelling and artistic goals that were accomplished by completing this daily exercise. The comic strips that the children created in October and shared in the month of November were so funny and imaginative. To celebrate and showcase this, each child will have a
featured spot on the "Minion Comic" poster for one week during the remainder of the school year. The poster is hanging on the wall in the cafeteria. Come in and check it out!
Furthermore, we had an opportunity take an active role in the Third Annual Veterans Day Community Service Project. This year the children in the classroom were given the responsibility of making scarves from polar fleece and decorating bags for current and former military members. We also worked together to collect donated candy. The children brought in the donations and mapped their progress on a graph on their way to surpassing their goal of 1000 pieces of candy. We ended up with a total of 1221 pieces, earning a special treat each day school was in session the second week of November. We were also fortune enough to have a special military personel come at speak with our program.
The children enjoyed stories read aloud by our Outside Readers on Tuesday afternoons and celebrated a special meal with them on Tuesday, November 22nd. Finally, the children have proven to be a caring and sharing group of children and have decided to set a goal of achieving a special wish day by the second week of December.
Throughout the month of December, the children will be working together on a series of winter themed crafts and celebrate the official start of the winter season on December 21st. We will be discussing some of things that we enjoy about winter and making paper snowflakes to add to our tree in anticipation of the coming snow. We will also be continuing to do team building activities and having whole group discussions and demonstrations about what it takes to form and maintain an effective team.
Please make sure that as the weather changes that children are dressing appropriately because we always go outside to enjoy some fresh air.
We would like to give a special thank you to the families that donated items to our classroom, as well as Commander Mack for sharing his experiences with the children in a memorable way.
A couple of reminders this month…
* Your child’s safety is one of our main priorities. To help us with this, please remember to sign your child out everyday. The sign out book will be located outside the cafeteria along with a board showing the location of the 1/2 Yellow class at that time.
Tuesday, December 6th - Early Release Day
Wednesday, December 14th - Early Release Day
Monday, December 26-Monday January 2nd - No School – Winter Vacation
Two 8x14 photo frames
Rainbow looms bands