Mrs. Novack's News

November 14, 2014


The cold weather has arrived! Please keep in mind that we will be going outside for recess unless the wind chill is below 25. Make sure to send your child to school with an appropriate coat, gloves and hat for being outside 20-30 minutes everyday.

One for Books Donations

Thank you to everyone that sent in money for the One For Books program through our book fair. We raised $99.17! I was able to purchase 20 new books for the classroom library! Thank you again for your continued support.

Field Trip Chaperones

We are in need of 5 chaperones per classroom for our upcoming trip to the Children's Museum. A paper went home this week talking asking for volunteers. If you are interested in being a chaperone please send this paper back in no later than Friday, November 21st. We will let you know who was chosen by Monday, November 24th.

TCE's Buddy Bench Project

Please check your child's folder for a flyer about TCE's new Buddy Bench Project. We will be collecting plastic caps and lids throughout the year to be recycled into Buddy Benches for the playground. Please feel free to send in any items you may have as often as needed.

Menu Change for next week

Next week, Wednesday, 11-19, will be our Thanksgiving meal for staff & students.

Sliced Turkey/gravy

Mashed potatoes/green beans

Dinner roll/stuffing

Fruit salad/assorted fresh fruits

Pumpkin pie/whip cream


Greeting Card Exchange

I am very excited to announce that we will be participating in a world wide greeting card exchange this year. Our class will be creating 30 greeting cards with a theme of lights. These cards will be sent to 30 other participating classrooms around the world. We will then in turn received 30 cards. We will be mapping all the locations we are sending and receiving cards as well as having the opportunity to Skype with some of these classrooms and learn what life is like in 1st grade around our country and possibly even the world. The link below will take you to the website for this project if you would like to find out more about it. I am in need of a few items for this to be successful. If you would be willing to send in any of the items listed below by November 25, it would be greatly appreciated.

  • white cardstock
  • wrapping paper or scrapbook paper (with a winter, lights or holiday theme)

I think this will be a very fun project for the class!

Coming up next week...

Reading -we will be making connections between our characters in our stories as we read. Ask your child at home what he/she can tell you about the characters in books you read at home. Have your child make connections between their life and the characters in their story.

Writing - we will be continuing our fiction stories. We will continue learning about and identifying nouns and verbs. We will also be focusing on having a complete sentence that starts with a capital letter, ends with the correct punctuation, and makes sense.

Math - we will continue to work on our measurement unit. We have been talking a lot about using both standard and non-standard units to measure items as well as finding the longest and shortest items in a group. As always, we will continue to practice those math facts.

Social studies - we will begin our unit on economics. We will be learning about needs vs. wants, as well as goods and services.

First grade will be starting a project that is focused on family traditions and how we can respect all traditions in our classroom and TCE. You will see an interview paper coming home very soon that will help us in the classroom.

Related Arts Schedule

Monday - PE and library

Tuesday - Music

Wednesday - Art

Thursday - PE

Friday - Music

Important Dates

  • Nov. 26-28 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec. 4th- First Grade Field Trip to the Children's Museum
Math and Reading Game Links

This will take you to the students links section of the TCE website. You can find loads of great games your child can play to practice math and reading skills.