Sunday, November 13, 2011

Precious Little Pilgrims

I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend! Our family had a fast and fun trip to see lots of family and friends. 

I have so very many things to be thankful for and I want you to know that I am so thankful for your precious little ones that I get to teach each day.  They are the reason I just love my job! Their love for learning, friends, and life just makes my heart smile. I love each and every one of them to pieces!

Look at these precious pilgrims we made last week!



This week our sound will be /c/ as in cat.  We will continue learning about mammals and their characteristics.  Our word wall words are: a, hasn’t, isn’t, wasn’t, can.  Be prepared for a comprehensive word wall test this week. Continue to read and re-read your Read Well homework stories in your take home notebooks. Also keep up the good work reading those library books.  It looks like it is time to raise some reading levels and encourage some children to check out at least 1 or 2 nonfiction book/s during the week.  Way to go firsties!!!

We will also continue to investigate and learn about the First Thanksgiving, the Pilgrims, and the Native Americans.  Be sure and ask your child what the have learned each day.  You will be amazed at what they can tell you! These firsties are wayyy smart! :)


We will continue to review all grammar rules, nouns and ABC order this week. We will also learn about compound words this week. I have several fun activities that help the children understand what compound words are and how to identify them. Each Thursday, in addition to sentences, we have a worksheet related to the rule for that week.  It is taken as a daily grade. 


We got so carried away with our Thanksgiving activities that we did not test on Chapter 3 last week.  We will test on it tomorrow.  The test will only contain simple subtraction problems.  The children are very prepared and will do fine I am sure.  This week in math we will continue to work on problem solving with addition and subtraction.  We will also review writing numbers, reading number words, and placing numbers in the correct order.



D Nancy’s Italian Ice on sale tomorrow.

DPlease remember to let your sweet firstie bring in a “favorite” book that I will read to the class.  We will not be able to read all the books in one day, so if they bring their book to and from school please know that it will take us several days.  Thanks for sharing part of your library with us! Room 123 LOVES to listen to books, to read books, and to re-read books.  We know that these are all things good readers do all the time!!

DI hope you have had a fun time with your child brainstorming about what they want to be when they grow up! I know we have some smart and creative children in our class.  I can’t wait to see what the future holds for these precious little ones.  Please allow them to come dressed in the career of their choice on Wednesday.  We will go outside so send tennis shoes if you need to.

DWe will be making our “Blessings Mix” this week.  I hope everyone had a chance to pick up their item.  If not that is fine, just send it when you can.  We won’t make it on Monday, I just try and get everything in ahead of time to be sure I have enough.  I tend to worry that I may be short something at the last minute. Do you ever do that? B

T Thursday is the 2nd Annual Blount Holiday Market. 
5:30-8:30pm in the Blount Lunchroom!
Come shop from 19 booths selling personalized items, kitchen goods, cake
testing, jewelry, skincare, candles, girls bows and much more! Food
vendors - Jason's Deli and Nancy's Italian Ice! 19 Door Prizes to win!
Plus our very own school    T Choir and Band   T      will be performing!
Help spread the word! All booth fees and raffle sales for door prizes go
to support our school!  Admission is FREE!
Interested in having a booth?  There's still room!  Contact Holly Harris -


Tuesday, November 15:  Spirit night at Burger King (Chantilly Pkwy)
Wednesday, November 16:  Career Day - dress as your future job
Thursday, November 17:  Holiday Market at Blount
Friday, November 18:  Wear your favorite college t-shirt

November 21-25:  Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday, November 30:  Spirit Night at Nancy's Italian Ice

Have a wonderful week and please contact me at any time with questions.

Thankful for your family and especially your precious little first grader!

Thanksgiving Blessings & Hugs!


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