Gobble Gobble Gobble Gobble- Fat turkey, fat turkey!

I know several of you have commented on the catchy tune that we have been preparing for our Thanksgiving feast. How many of you have this stuck in your head? You’re welcome!

We are SO excited to celebrate Thanksgiving this coming week.

DON’T FORGET- The Thanksgiving Program will take place on Tuesday, November 24th at 10:30 am. There will be no school on Wednesday- Friday, November 25-27.

We have been finishing up our Thanksgiving projects and have been learning the Story of Thanksgiving.

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We talked about what we are thankful for- our family, friends, school, food, home, hugs and love.

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In Jewish Studies we started to learn about Chanukah.

We had a great time in P.E.!

We had a fantastic morning with our Buddies from the 4th and 5th grades at the Day School. We worked on Thanksgiving crafts together.

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In Science, Ms. Amanda caused a reaction when she mixed several ingredients together- she made BUBBLES that wouldn’t stop!! And then we got to play with the bubbles. We made them disappear… and then come back, all by touching them.

As you know, on Thursday and Friday I was not in class as Ms. Amanda, Ms. Ivy and I attended the NAEYC Convention in Orlando. We spent those days in sessions learning about ways to enhance our classroom environment, teaching methods and our school as a whole. We walked many miles through the Orange County Convention Center and clocked hours that were longer than the days that we teach.

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I attended:

  • Examining the teacher’s role during center time: How to maximize collaboration, communication, and engagement through play
  • More than manners: Helping children in your classroom develop essential social and emotional skills for a lifetime of success
  • Preserving your sanity and sense of humor while 2-to-6-year-olds do their best to challenge them daily! Discipline strategies that really work at school and at home
  • Ten ways to prepare children for kindergarten: Engaging strategies for early learning success
  • Developmentally appropriate child guidance: How to facilitate self-control while enhancing self-esteem and empathy
  • Growing and learning through lively conversations about books and stories
  • Routines, transitions, and songs in the pre-K classroom
  • A menu for successful family engagement: What works and what might you to add?

All of this, so that in the coming weeks I can incorporate these into our classroom and better serve your children as well as you as parents.

I also had the pleasure of getting major swag for our classes as we played with the latest and greatest in educational materials!

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This week was the best ever… Until next week!!

Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday for our Thanksgiving Program!

Ms. Suzie & Ms. Robin