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NEWS—Nov. 25 & 26

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A very short week but yet full of learning….

SOCIAL STUDIES: We completed our learning about the pilgrims, Native American Indians and the first Thanksgiving. We learned what it was like to live the life of a Pilgrim child and a Wampanoag child.  We watched two short videos on a day in the life of a child who grew up living the pilgrim life and a child who grew up living the Wampanoag life.  We learned that pilgrim children picked their crops, they helped their families and they gathered firewood.  We learned that Wampanoag children scared away birds from their crops, collected water, picked crops and helped their families.  We learned both groups of children played with other children, ate meals, and had a place to sleep.  It was so fun learning about what life was like for children 400 years ago!

We made a storytelling bracelet by using colored beads to tell the story of the First Thanksgiving.  Enjoy having your kinder retell it to you. We also made a Thankful Bag that was filled with various objects to tell a special someone they are thankful for them. 

After reading the story of Stone Soup, we followed a recipe filled with popcorn words as we added our ingredients.  We put in corn, potatoes, peas, green beans, onions, tomatoes, spices and of course stones! After it cooked for a very long time we ate our delicious soup together. I am so proud of the kinders who were not sure if they would like the soup but tried it and they loved it.  

MATH: We practiced telling addition and subtraction stories by using Native American Indians (brave & squaw), a canoe, blue paper for water and fish crackers. “The brave caught 3 fish.  Then he caught 2 fish. How many fish did he catch?” or “The squaw cooked 6 fish. The brave ate 2 fish. How many fish were left in the pan?” A fun way to learn! We practiced making partners of ten too.  First we rolled a giant die to find out how many dots we needed to color on the turkey feather. Then we used a second color to color the remaining dots to make 10.  An example is: 4 orange dots + 6 brown dots = 10 dots.  Finally, we cut out the feathers and attached them to our turkeys.  Please ask your kinder to count the dots and tell you the number partners of their turkey feathers. 

 

WRITING: We read a book about giving thanks before the kinders wrote about what they are thankful for and why.  It is so exciting to see how they have progressed thus far in their writing. We have so much to be thankful for! 🙂  We are truly blessed!

2nd Grade Reading Celebration:  Mrs. Gates invited our class to join her 2nd graders for a reading celebration!  The 2nd graders were spread out throughout their room and they each had nonfiction books that they studied and were experts about!  We learned about dinosaurs, farming, weather, space, etc….It was so much fun to learn some new facts from our 2nd graders!

SPLIT LIT: The activities had a Thanksgiving theme to help the kinders practice identifying initial sounds, words that began with T/words that did not begin with T and rhyming words.  The kinders’ literacy skills are improving all the time!

Important Information

There is no homework this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  Please enjoy time with your family and friends. Homework will resume on 12/4.

CALENDARS:  The DECEMBER calendar (paper copy was sent home 11/26) and the December lunch menu is available.  Please refer to these calendars for upcoming events and hot lunch choices.

UPCOMING DATES

*Mon. Dec. 2  MUSIC ;  Book Orders due (paper form or online) 

*Tues. Dec 3  GYM

*Wed. Dec 4  ART;  Library Don’t forget to return your book!

*Thurs. Dec 5  STEAM

*Fri. Dec 6    GYM

*Dec 12—Wrapped books due for our Holiday Book Exchange if you would like to participate.  

*Dec. 12—Holiday Music Program… We will travel to Fair Haven to rehearse from 10:00-11:00.  6:15 kinders arrive, 6:30 p.m. program at Fair Haven Church in Jenison.  

*Dec. 13–Fast Friday 12:15pm dismissal

*Dec 18—Grinch Day

*Dec 19—Holiday Party  2:00-3:00PM Activities are being planned.  Details about donations and volunteers will be available soon.

*Dec 20—Polar Express Day   Wear jamies to school

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. Mrs. Bohl

 

Busy December Details!

We have a very busy December planned! Below is a detailed list of everything you need to know for the main events leading up to winter break. December calendars will also be sent home with your kinder this week. Please take a few moments to read through this entire post – lots of details are on this page!

   (1) Holiday Party

Our Holiday Party will be held on Thursday, December 20 from 1:50-3:00 pm. If you would like to volunteer to lead a station (game or craft),plan the snack/drink or bring a snack/drink, please sign up on this Google sheetDue to the large number of parent volunteers attending class parties with in the school, Mrs. Reagan has limited the parent attendees to ONLY those volunteering. You MUST have completed a background check if you wish to volunteer. Thank you for understanding.

    (2) Penguin Patch Holiday Shop

Georgetown’s Holiday Shop is next week, and our class is scheduled to shop on Wednesday, December 5 from 2:00-2:45 pm. An informational page and envelope will be coming home in your kinder’s folder with more details about the items in the shop.

 

     (3) Book Exchange

We will be doing our holiday book exchange during the last week of school before break. Please send in a gender-neutral book (less than $5) with your kinder by Friday, December 14. Please wrap the book and include a tag that says who the gift is from (ex: To a Friend, From Mrs. Bohl). These can be sent in at any time. 🙂 Book orders (online or paper forms) due by Tuesday, Nov 27.

     (4) Holiday Music Program

Georgetown’s Holiday Music Program will be held at Fair Haven Church on Thursday, December 13. Our kinders need to arrive by 6:15pm and they will be performing at 6:30 pm. They have been practicing so hard and are ready to impress you with their musical talent!

    (5)  December Calendars

The December lunch menu can be found here.  Be sure to read the December calendar to view all of the events happening in this month.  I will send home a paper copy of the December calendar soon.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding these plans – I hope I didn’t miss anything!  Thank you so much for your continued support of our little learners!  Mrs. Bohl