We had a delightful class celebration on Friday. Thank you to all of you who sent in treats! We had so many we’ll be enjoying the leftovers for snack this week. I apologize for the late notice; it’s a good thing your children were on top of passing on the message on.
Also on Friday we had Sophia’s parents, Ellen and Pierre Capy, in to tell us about their family’s upcoming trip to Cameroon.
Sophia will be going with her parents and brother to Cameroon for the next four months; her last day will be Thursday or Friday of this week. Some students in our class have expressed some anxiety about Sophia’s leaving. As a class we’ll be writing letters and checking in electronically with Sophia; she will be back sometime in April.
Thank you also to the parents who volunteered to help with our Wampanoag and Pilgrim afternoon; I will be in touch soon! Please note that at some point during our circulatory and respiratory system study I am planning on showing some pig lungs and a heart (from some farmer friends) with the students. There will be plenty of previewing beforehand and anyone who is uncomfortable with the idea will have an alternate place to be. Of course, let me know if you have any questions about this.
In literacy these days we’re working on identifying characteristics of non-fiction text, making predictions based on text clues and asking meaningful questions while we read. In math we continue to work on Unit 3, Collections and Travel Stories which focuses on addition, subtraction and the Number System.
Lastly, as the weather gets cooler (hopefully we’ll get some snow soon!) I want to remind you all that we will continue to have outside recess until it gets extremely cold (the definition of which is up to the main office). Please be sure to send your children with full winter wear (winter jackets, hats, mittens etc.).
I hope that December is treating you all well!