Mr. D dazzled the class with his dancing this week – he talked to us about how we can help our community. We talked about dinosaurs and we had a delightful time on Friday “hatching” our dinosaurs from their ice eggs in class with warm water and salt crystals! We practiced making our upper and lowercase Dd’s in addition to its sound and we thought of 33 words beginning with Dd. We had two community helper visitors this week – on Tuesday, a South Bend police officer came to our classroom to talk about his job and we got a walking tour of his police car! Ask your students about the story Officer Buckle and Gloria and all of their safety tips. On Thursday, the zookeepers from the Potawatomi Zoo brought Lenny the sloth to the classroom. They discussed their jobs and answered a lot of questions PLUS we each got a picture with the sloth (check your child’s yellow folder). Thank you to all of our visitors – we have learned SO much!
We made a turkey craft in preparation for Thanksgiving! In Math, we continue to compare the height and length of items and we started to discuss different ways to methods to measure items. Our WOW words this week were: volunteer, grateful, dazzling, prance, and collaborate.
Next Week: We will meet Ms. F and we will measure using simple things like paper clips, pencils and straws. This is our last week of our Community Helper theme – learning about the world as a community. Don’t forget that this upcoming Friday is our dress up as your favorite Community Helper!
SPECIAL NOTE: Please send in a spare pair of pants for your child’s reserve clothing bag. Many students have summer shorts in their reserve bag which can no longer be worn after October 15th according to the school dress code – we will send any shorts home!
Dates to Remember:
- November 15th – Report cards sent home
- November 16th – Community Helper Day & Scholastic Book Orders Due
- November 19th – Parent/Teacher Conferences
- November 20th – 23rd – Thanksgiving Break
- November 26th – Return to School
- November 30th – Manners Day