Ms. Solmson's Weekly Newsletter
This week we officially began learning about Thanksgiving! On Monday we watched an informative BrainPop Jr. video that told us the story of the pilgrims. Afterwards, we read a poem that gave us a few more details and then all created a bracelet consisting of different colored beads to remind us of the important details of the first Thanksgiving. We also read some fun stories, like Turkey Pox and A Turkey for Thanksgiving. On Tuesday we each wrote our own recipes for cooking turkey. Some of us thought it would be a good idea to stuff the turkey with ice cream and marshmallows, smother the skin with butter, and cook it for 60 hours in a 10 degree oven. Make sure you check out everyone's silly recipes outside our classroom when you are in the building for conferences! On Wednesday, we worked on our reading comprehension and Thursday we pretended that we were pilgrims and packed our suitcases to board the Mayflower.
Mrs. Cohen’s Counseling Corner
This week in Guidance, we revisited Fuzzy the Butterfly, from the Ready to Learn Curriculum. We reviewed the first two stories with Fuzzy (The Time of Great Change and The Secret of Flowers) and read a new one, “Fuzzy and the Daring Rescue” which highlighted the skill of listening and ensuring understanding by repeating the main idea of the story. To reinforce this skill, the students drew pictures of the main idea of the book, “The Dot” by Peter Reynolds, after listening to the story. Ask your children to recall what each of the forest friends taught Fuzzy, such as paying attention, asking key questions, never giving up – as these are skills that have been directly linked with long-term school success.
-November 19 & 20: Parent Teacher Conferences
-November 25-27: No school Thanksgiving break
-November 30-December 4: Spirit Week
-December 4: All School Rock Shabbat
-December 4-9: PTO Book Fair
-December 8: Class Chanukah Party at 1:30