Ms. Sizemore's Class News
December 2, 2015
- December 4: Spirit Wear Order Forms Due
- December 7-December 11: Book Fair
- Thursday, December 10: Field Trip to Nutcracker Performance
- Thursday, December 17: School-wide Holiday Program
- Ms. Sizemore gone December 7-December 11 and January 4-January 7
- December 4, December 11, December 18: Poetry Cafe @ 2:30
- December 21-January 1: Winter Break
ChatterKids Penguin Videos
Dickson Character Trait of the Month
Pack Library NC Collection
The Mayflower Voyage and the Plymouth Colony
Life on the Mayflower: What was it like to live on the Mayflower? Cramped! You would to have share a room with almost 30 people and you would sleep in a sleeping bag on the floor. The floor that the pilgrims slept on was cold, damp and rock hard. For William Bradford, it was the worst trip ever. He had to leave his child behind and his wife fell overboard. And he and the other passengers got sea sick. They were throwing up everywhere and the sailors called them names for this. What bad people?
Stranger or Pilgrim? What was the difference between a stranger and a pilgrim? Well, a pilgrim was sailing to the New World because they wanted their own religious life and did not want fancy stained glass or statues. The strangers were going to the New World because they needed a job or they were a sailor.
Mayflower Facts: Did you know...
- The sailors hated the pilgrims and the pilgrims disliked the sailors. The reason was that the sailors called the pilgrims names like "barf brains" or "slug breath".
- When the pilgrims made it to the New World they were not welcome at first because the pilgrims stole the Native Americans' land.
- Did the pilgrims steal? Yes! In fact, they even knew that stealing was wrong, but they did this to stay alive in hope that the pilgrims would repay the Natives.
Native Americans: What are Native Americans? Native Americans are people who were already living in the New World. The Native people did not like the pilgrims at first, because the pilgrims stole land (property) and food. The pilgrims also stole supplies. These actions from the pilgrims led to war between the pilgrims and Native people. And after the war ended, the pilgrims and the Native people finally got along fine.
Hour of Code
All Dickson students will be participating in Hour of Code, which is global event that reaches tens of millions of students. Our Hour of Code will be December 11 from 8:15 to 9:15. We would love to have some volunteers. Even if you cannot come during our time, you can volunteer to help in another classroom. Just contact Jesse Emry at email@example.com. Here is a link about Hour of Code. https://hourofcode.com/us
Become a Holiday Sponsor
Please consider sponsoring a Dickson child this holiday season to provide a special gift for them to open. Knowing their child's wish is covered may help put parents at ease, without further stretching their budget. Please contact Kelly MacMillan (firstname.lastname@example.org or 828 545-7844) to express interest. Your help is truly appreciated.
Thanksgiving Food Drive Success!
Thank you again! Happy Holidays!
Jordan Kadrie, Vista Volunteer Coordinator
- Thanks to Lorne (Gabriella's dad), Scott (Luna's dad) and Stephanie (Ella's mom) for going with us to Pack Library.
- Thanks to Bonnie (Nora's mom), Amy (Stella's mom), Scott (Luna's dad), Amanda (Max's mom), Vista (Isaiah's mom), Rachel (Cassie's mom) and Stephanie (Ella's mom) and Amilda (Nihzaiah's mom) for volunteering to chaperon Dickson students during our field trip to see The Nutcracker next Thursday.
- Thanks to Ellie (Gabriella's mom) for teaching us about Hanukkah next week.
- Thanks to Maya's family for providing snacks this week.