Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Gobble, Gobble!!

Hey readers!  Here is a quick update on the state of Room 108's academics so you can all rest easy and eat hearty over the nice long Thanksgiving weekend.  There is a packet of Thanksgiving fun for your child to work on if they (or you) so choose!  

We had a "Game Day" today and it seems the communication of this event was carried home fairly effectively through the students.  Just about every child said they ate a nice well rounded breakfast and felt ready for the big day.  And it definitely showed!  The children worked extremely hard in both the Unit 3 Open-Court Reading and Everyday Math assessments and were rewarded with a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving!  We also reviewed some of the concepts and vocabulary from our Social Studies series and had time to write a journal entry about what we plan on doing for the Thanksgiving holiday.  

The day capped off with a "Harvest Party" that was awarded to our classroom when one of the students' names was drawn way back during Walk to School Week.  Our guest party leader explained the meaning of harvest and talked about local organic farms.  It was quite a treat!

Thank you so much for all the support, communication and feedback this year!  (Don't forget to get your Scholastic orders in!) I look forward to the growth ahead for all of your children!