November 16 - 20

No school for students on Monday! We will begin Parent Conference on this day.  I hope you enjoy the three day weekend with your families!

Parent Conferences are this week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday). Thank you for signing up on Parent Square for a conference.  I am looking forward to meeting with all of you to discuss your child's growth in the classroom.

Thank you very much for donating to our Thanksgiving Food Box! What a wonderful way to give during this holiday season :) 

Please send a piece of fruit to school with your child on Friday. An apple, pear, banana, or small bag of strawberries or grapes are good examples. Each child will get to add his or her own fruit to our fruit salad for our Thanksgiving Feast!

We are having our Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast on Friday! The kids will be eating turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn bread, cranberries, friendship fruit salad, and of course, homemade pumpkin pie! We are looking forward to making a lot of our items in class together this week. Don't forget to bring your fruit for our friendship fruit salad on Friday!  

If you would like to come help set up and make this a wonderful Thanksgiving Feast for our kids, you are welcome to join us on Friday at 11:30 for set up.  The feast will begin at 12:00. We need need LOTS of help for set up and tear down! Thank you in advance!

Our kindergarten classes are doing a Christmas play this year! I'm sure you have heard all about it! We will be putting on "The Tale of the Gingerbread Man". We will have "auditions" this week and each student will have a very special role in our play. Later this week, we will be sending home lyrics and CDs so you can start practicing over break! More information on this fun event to come. Have fun singing!

A new Scholastic Book Order will be coming home on Tuesday.  This is a great opportunity to buy educational Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers. There are many terrific deals in these issues.  Orders will be due next Monday, November 23.  Place your order online and your books will arrive in our classroom before our winter break.  If your order is a “surprise" and not for little ones to see, let me know and I will email you when books arrive so we can make arrangements to get the books to you.

NO SCHOOL ALL OF NEXT WEEK! Enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with your families!

Last Week's Winners: 

RAZ-Kids: Congratulations to Zion! He spent 1 hour and 12 minutes on Raz-kids last week! Way to go!!

DreamBox Math: Congratulations to Ashley!  She spent 3 hours and 59 minutes playing DreamBox Math.  Way to Go!

Smarty Ants: Our top Ant of the week award went to Ashley!  She spent 3 hours and 46 minutes reading on Smarty Ants. Way to go!

We were Smarty Ants Class of the Week last week!! Way to go!! Keep playing, learning, and having fun with Smarty Ants!!

Upcoming Events: 

Monday, November 16: No School - Parent Conferences

November 16-18: Parent Conferences

Friday, November 20: Thanksgiving Feast 

November 23-27: No School - Thanksgiving Break! 

Tuesday, December 15: EVENING performance of our kindergarten Christmas play, "The Tale of the Gingerbread Man" - more info coming soon, but make sure you mark your calendars now!!

What Are We Learning This Week?:

This week we will have fun and review everything we have learned so far in kindergarten. We will also continue to learn about the Pilgrims and Indians, reading about Thanksgiving, and working on fun Thanksgiving projects!! There are no new sight words or letter teams until after break, so please review ALL of the first trimester sight words and letter teams. There is also no turn-in homework this week, but please keep working on Dreambox and Smarty Ants, Reading, Writing and Practicing Math at home this week for homework!