Ms. McGinnis' Owls

Our October Adventures

Monthly Activities

This month is loaded with fun, festivities, and learning! Here are a few important dates to remember:

October 10th: Field trip to the pumpkin patch. All forms must be signed and returned in order to attend.
October 14-18th: Red Ribbon week
October 21st: All Fundraising forms/money for the annual Pumpkin Plop are due.
October 26th: Fall Festival!
October 30th: Pumpkin Plop! Volunteers can sign up on the school website at
October 31st: Early release and the character book parade. In order to walk in the parade the child must be in a school appropriate costume and portray a character of a children's book. Be sure to pack extra clothes for your child to change into after the parade.

It's time to rhyme!

This month in reading we will be focusing on the skill set of rhyming words. Dr. Seuss will be the highlighted author of the month for our small reading groups. Be on the lookout for those take home readers! By the end of October, I hope to have our little owls reading rhyming words, identifying them in stories, and sorting rhyming words into like categories.


This month we will be focusing on leaf imprinting! We will be taking several nature walks around campus to gather leaves for their big project! At the end of the month the students will bind all of their leaf imprints and drawings together and have a nice booklet of their artwork.


Ms. Tormey's annual Spooky Tunes is back in music class by popular demand! Students will be movin' and groovin' to songs like; "The Monster Mash," "The Skeleton Dance," and "Five Little Pumpkins."

Classroomm updates, changes, and more!

There are a few classroom changes in room 123 this month, take a look!

Our library center has received 2 new crates of books donated by our local Half Price Bookstore! These crates have a variety of Children's books that I'm more than certain your children will go crazy about!
Our writing center has a brand new addition; STAMPS! Students will now have the opportunity to use letter stamps in order to form sight words and words of the week on their own papers, pictures and stories!

Contact me!

Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have. Can't contact me by phone or email? Drop a note in your child's take home folder, I check them every morning.

Phone: 877-624-6336