I hope everyone had a restful, fun Thanksgiving! The children were so excited to see each other again Monday! It was as if they had been away from each other for months!
I want to clarify the landform picture homework. What I would like is any photograph you have of your child near a landform, like a mountain, hill, or at a body of water. I shared pictures from my childhood of me in the mountains, although they are convinced I was standing on a cliff, and at the Grand Canyon. We saw a movie that had many different landforms in it, even glaciers adn volcanoes. They loved this movie! They really did ooooh and ahhhh at the pictures. Anyone coming up with a picture of their child on a glacier will receive extra credit because many of them said they had been on a glacier!!! I would like to make a class book of landforms, with definitions along with pictures. I'm sure this book would be well-loved and read often if I have pictures with familiar faces in it!
Just a reminder that Thursday is picture retake day.
I promised the children a 100's chart of their own. I will send it home later this week.
Buyers are now putting their own pin number in the computer in the cafeteria when they buy lunch. We have cards for them with their number on it so they can remember and put it in accurately. Mrs. Gibson collects the cards and puts them in an envelope to give back to us each day so they are secure. I'll send home a copy of the computer pad they use in the cafeteria along with your child's pin number, so they can practice putting in their number at home.
We are working on staying focused and getting back into the school routine. I had to talk pretty firmly to the class several times today because they were not looking and listening, and in fact some of them were playing around, when teachers were talking to them. I want you to be aware of this in case your child comes home without a sticker on their calendar. I'll be sure to write a note letting you know what they were doing instead of paying attention and being ready to learn.
Be sure to ask your children about The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone, by Timothy Basil Ering. It's one of my favorites and is a lot of fun to read.
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