FLash LIght Friday Today!
Flashlight Friday is very exciting for students. Every Friday we practice our sight words by playing a fun game. With Finger lights we point to the smart board to say and spell our sight words. If parents would like to recreate this game and others at home (or donate finger flashlights to the class) Miss Palmer can send pictures of the kinds of flashlights we use.
This week students learned about Pilgrims and Native Americans. The Pilgrims left Europe because they were not happy. They were not allowed to practice religion how they wanted. After riding on the Mayflower for 2 months they finally landed in Plymouth. One Native American tribe we learned about was called the Wampanoag (Wom-pon-nog) . They helped the Pilgrims learn how to live off the land and have a better second winter in America. The first winter was hard for the Pilgrims. The Native Americans were the first people in what is now the United States and they were so helpful to the Pilgrims. They taught the Pilgrims how to plant corn and hunt for berries. The Pilgrims were very thankful for the Native Americans help and friendship. Just like the Pilgrims we have a lot to be thankful for too.
What is your family thankful for?
What traditions were from the past and the present?
(Please use similar language and words when reviewing Thanksgiving history with your child. In the past words such as"Indians" were used to describe Native Americans or the Womponog Tribe. Now that we know the correct terms to use we can help make our students wiser, and the world a better more accepting place by using the correct wording. Thanks!)
BUT(TER) WAIT! THERE'S MORE!
(Better wait, there's more!)
Question: Ask your student what did we make today? Answer: We churned our own butter.
Ingredients: Heavy Whipping Cream and Mason Jar. Optional Ingredients: Salt and Marbles (for mixing)
Directions: Add all the jar and shake for 20 minutes until butter clumps and excess water is left behind. Pour off excess fluid.
Students got to meet a Lizard named Peaches on November 15! We are currently on our zoology unit; That week's the focus was REPTILES! What can your child remember about reptiles?
Report Cards are a way for teachers to give parents progress updates about how thier student is doing. Today report cards are going home. Feel free to keep all the information INSIDE the envelope. Please sign and return the actual envelope! Have a great day! Also continue to practice the skills we learn in school. This includes: letter names, letter sounds, number names, counting to 100, rhyming and syllables!
Students dressed in their best 50s gear! to celebrate the 50th day of school! We also learned the jive! I cant believe we have been in school for 50 days already! At this time your student should be able to count to 50 all by themselves.
Q: What do you call a crushed angle?
A: A Rectangle (wrecked angle)
Q: What did the baby tree say when it looked in a mirror?
Q: What did the square say to the circle?
A: Haven't I seen you around?
Q: Which shape do you use to catch somebody?
A: A trapezoid.
Some jokes are inappropriate on the website below, please beware. However as to not plagiarize (steal information) I still needed to cite my source. I picked out the good ones for my website! Enjoy!
Students can bring in 1 show and tell item to share with the class. Please be mindful of how valuable your item may be. Of course the teachers will be helping to keep our show and tell valuables safe, but unfortunately accidents do happen. One good idea is to bring in a picture of your show and tell item.
Ex: Ms. Palmer may bring in a picture of herself wearing a favorite necklace because I don't want it to get lost at school.
Ex: Ms. Palmer will bring in a picture of the very first day she adopted her dog Benji because I know I cant bring my dog to school.
Students may bring in a toy, but it is not guaranteed that we will also get to play with our show and tell item. Other ideas include favorite stuffed animals, small toy car, favorite book, what ever is special and meaningful to your child. Students will be asked to say 1 quick sentence about their item.
Ex: "I brought in an elephant stuffed animal. It is not my favorite toy but elephants are my favorite animal." - Miss Palmer
Ex: "I brought in a lego person I got from my vacation to Lego Land. It was fun."-Past Student.
Good morning parents,
Guelz says: Yesterday was Halloween.
Tommy says: Yesterday we got candy.
Kendall says: Yesterday the parents came to school.
Abby says: Everyone was wearing a costume.
Layla & Santana says: At home we walked or drove to different houses while trick-or-treating.
Khatia says: At school we walked outside and pretended to be in a parade.
Everyone says : IT WAS FUN!
The kids & Miss Palmer
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