Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Still here…..I promise!

I am sorry for not updating sooner.  November came quickly and it has not slowed down!

We are busy each day and are having a great time learning about the Pilgrims, Indians, and the Mayflower.  This is such a fun time in room 123! I did want to let you know I will not be at school on Thursday but I have a wonderful substitute lined up so everything will go as normal.  My sweet little brother is getting married this spring so our family is taking advantage of the Veteran’s Day holiday and going to an engagement party for him and his precious fiancé.


This week our whole group reading will be /h/ as in hippo.  We will also learn all about mammals and their habitats.

Word wall words are quick and easy:

he, had, him


  We will continue to review nouns and ABC order next week.  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 will have a Language test sometimes this week with previous sentences to correct.


We are still on subtraction this week.  We will spend this week focusing on problem solving –solving word problems by writing the related number sentence and drawing a picture to solve and using a number line to count back. We will test on Chapter 3 on Wednesday. We will also spend some extra time on Math Fact in a Flash.  We have some new technology that will allow more students to have access to Math Facts in a Flash.  Continue to practice at home.

{American Education Week ~ November 14-18, 2011}

Next week is American Education Week.  On Wednesday, November 16, the children may come to school dressed up as their future careers.  I know how busy families can be so I wanted to give you plenty of time to listen to your child's ideas and create his/her dream job.

Also during American Education Week,  I would love for the children to bring one of their favorite story books to school.  I will take time during the day to read their book.  Please help your child decide on a book that they would like to share with the class.  I always come away from this week going to purchase a few more books to add to our class library.  Every year the children introduce me to their favorites and there is always one or two that I am not familiar with.  Not having boys at home, last year I learned about SuperHero ABC…….it quickly became a HUGE hit and favorite in room 123.  If your little boy doesn’t have this book, I encourage you to get it! The children (boys and girls) LOVE this book!! Can’t wait to see what books come in next week!

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On Friday, November 18th the children can wear their favorite team shirt,


Tuesday, November 8:  Grade level t-shirt order forms due
Tuesday, November 8:  PTA meeting at 6:00
Friday, November 11:  Veteran's Day (no school)

A special THANK YOU to our military families for the sacrifices they make for our freedom!

Tuesday, November 15:  Spirit night at Burger King (Chantilly Pkwy)
Thursday, November 17:  Holiday Market at Blount
November 21-25:  Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday, November 30:  Spirit Night at Nancy's Italian Ice

Let me know if you have concerns or questions. Have a great week and a fun long weekend!

Hugs to all my sweet firsties!!

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