This week we are filled with thanks!
We (the teachers) thank you (the parents) for all that you do. Thank you for coming to conference on Monday and taking the time to share and discuss your amazing children and all that they have accomplished. Thank you for working with us to ensure that they receive the best education, socialization and benefits from their time in our classrooms. Thank you for offering to volunteer, for being available to assist and for spending time with your little ones reviewing what we have learned in an effort to reinforce it.
Wednesday was Veterans Day. We are thankful for the men and women who serve and protect us! We made thank you cards to send to the troops. We painted pictures of poppies and worked on Veterans Day related material.
We had an extra special visit from a veteran who is ALSO a mom! Ryan’s mom Nena Lehrschall came to speak with us and even brought some of her things from her time in the Marine Corps for us to see. We are so thankful that she is willing to share. What a treat! Ms. Robin also shared some pictures of her husband who is an Air Force veteran.
Our letter of the week was “S”. We practiced writing it correctly and talked about the sounds it makes- alone and when combined to make the “SH” sound.
In P.E. Ms. Alyse worked our gross motor skills by practicing throwing- we played with fruits and vegetables and identified their colors. We stretched and practiced our listening skills by following instructions.
In Jewish Studies we began learning our Chanukah songs.
In science, Ms. Amanda brought us “GAK” to play with. It was a gooey, fun, messy time!
We have been working on site words and sentences. The words in pink are our site words. So far we have learned: and, it, is, we.
We are strengthening our knowledge of numbers beyond 10. We are also continuing to learn addition.
We added the 12 months of the year to our calendar at Circle Time. Some of our friends are already familiar and in a week or so, we should all know them.
We began to learn the Star Spangled Banner, the United States of America’s national anthem.
On Thursday, we had a special visit- again! This time Guana’s Preserve came to share with us information about sea life. We saw a real shark’s mouth and all the rows of sharp teeth it has- scary! We touched a sea star… but we did NOT touch the hermit crab, they can pinch us!
Most of our week was filled with Thanksgiving projects.
We talked about foods that we eat in preparation for our Thanksgiving feast. We read books about healthy foods: Feast For 10, Growing Vegetable Soup, How Groundhog’s Garden Grew. We also read a book about what happens when we don’t make good food choices- The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food.
We had ANOTHER special guest on Friday- our Mystery Reader was Simon’s Nona! Three guests in one week!
We celebrated Shabbat with our Aba Simon and Ema Noam.
WE thank ALL our Shabbat guests who came to celebrate with us.
We want to wish a special MAZAL TOV to Isabel Korzyniowski and her family on the birth of a beautiful baby girl!! Izzy is a big sister now and we can’t wait to see more pictures.
This was the BEST WEEK EVER… Until next week!
Tuesday, November 24: Thanksgiving Program & Feast at 10:30 AM
Please check your email for our Thanksgiving Feast sign up. We are asking each child to contribute something towards the feast. Leah Januchowski’s parents have graciously volunteered to assist in this effort.
Wed.-Fri., November 25-27: School Closed – Thanksgiving Break
Ms. Suzie & Ms. Robin