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November 16 - November 24, 2015

Fruits and Vegetables

For the next two weeks, we will be learning about fruits and vegetables. We will be sorting, patterning, painting with them, and even tasting them. We will talk about healthy foods vs. unhealthy foods. We will also talk about what kinds of foods we like to eat with our families. As always, we will continue to work on appropriate social interactions, social language, turn-taking, self-help skills, and fine motor skills.

Related Theme Books

Here is a list of books related to our theme.

  • Growing Vegetable Soup, by Lois Ehlert
  • At the Supermarket, by Anne Rockwell
  • I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato, by Lauren Child
  • Blueberries for Sal, by Robert McCloskey
  • Baby Food, by Saxton Freymann
  • Rainbow Stew, by Cathryn Falwell
  • Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!, by Candice Fleming

Ms. Stephie's Speech Spot

Hello Speech Families! Hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weekend and spending time with family. The next week and a half we will be talking about fruits and vegetables, eating healthy, and thinking about what makes us happy and thankful. We will practice sorting and categorizing fruits and vegetables to make fruit salad and vegetable soup, use our Feely Box to guess with our hands if we our touching a fruit or vegetable, make a fun book that allows us to practice spatial concepts placing vegetables around a grocery cart, and making a classroom turkey with feathers that make us feel happy and thankful. As always, please check your child's daily folder for my speech sheet that includes specific activities completed during small and large group instruction. Take care and have a safe and relaxing holiday break!

Thanksgiving Break

School will be closed Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27 in observance of Thanksgiving. Enjoy this time with your families!

HSE Illness Policy

If your child has had a fever, has vomited, or has had diarrhea, he/she must be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school. With a fever, your child must be fever free without the use of fever-reducing medication for 24 hours before returning to school. I know this is sometimes frustrating, because you do not want your child to miss school. We don't want your child to miss school, either. However, we do not want to spread illness throughout the class. Thanks so much for helping keep all our students healthy!


  • If your child will not be riding the bus, please contact transportation prior to school to let them know at 594-4117.
  • Please check your child's notebook daily for important information and/or artwork that is being sent home.
  • If you have not already sent in an extra change of clothes for your child, please do so as soon as possible.
  • We go outside every day, if the weather permits. Please make sure to dress your child appropriately for the weather.