This is one of my favorite weeks of the year, as we give extra thanks for everything and everyone we have. I am thankful to be part of this community with all of you and to be a guide in the learning of your children. I am thankful for all of your support both in the classroom and at home. I am thankful to see 25 smiling students every week whose future and potential have no limits!
To celebrate all we have as a class, we will be having a “Salad-bration” on Wednesday during lunchtime. The salabration will reflect the diversity that is the theme of our Immigration unit, and will mix many unique topping flavors, each of which will contribute to the masterpiece of a chef’s salad. This past Friday students signed up for which topping they may be able to bring. I will be providing the greens for the event. The Salad Bar will be open in the classroom to supplement lunches 12:40-1:10, and all families that can make it are invited to join! Attached is a list of who signed up for what.
Part of our Immigration unit will also take us on our next field trip! On December 16 we will be walking to a naturalization ceremony at the U.S. District Courthouse, leaving at 10:15am and returning near 12:45pm. Please find attached the permission form to sign and return. Due to limited space at the event site, only the first 5 forms turned in with ‘yes’ marked for chaperone will be asked to join us for the event. Please read this form carefully as additional important information is included because of the location.
Last week the whole class had a special lesson on aggressors, victims, and bystanders, and we recognized together that as a team, there’s no place for this in our classroom and that if it happens they are to tell me or Ms. Dene. We always strive to build and maintain safe and peaceful relationships and communities around us by looking out for individuals and standing up for what is right.
I wanted to send a big thank you to the families that donated books at the book fair or items from the “Small Hands” giving tree. I was asked about other items that may enhance Room 223 which compelled me to create a wishlist to assist anyone that may be in a place to provide donations. The web link to the wishlist is on our class website and is as follows: http://amzn.com/sl/31GK6OHG6RBEB. Your ongoing support is amazing.
Although we have a short week this week, we will continue into our curriculum, spending a little extra time on science in addition to math lessons, further cultural studies on Immigration, multiplication practice and daily writing prompts. Additionally, we will expand our self-directed reading choices from fiction boxes to include SRA’s and Research Labs. These develop reading comprehension and vocabulary through non-fiction and science readings rather than just fiction.
If I don’t see you Wednesday for the salabration, I hope you all have a safe, wonderful, and memorable holiday weekend!