# Mrs. Lyons' Class Week 14

## November 16th - 20th

This is going to be a fun week!

We will be practicing for our performance and will be working on Thanksgiving lessons and activities. Our performance will be at 9:00 on Thursday in the chapel. You can send your child to school already dressed for the performance. They can remain in their costume for the rest of the day if they wish to do so. You can send a uniform clothing for a change if they prefer to change.

I have seen a few photos of the costumes already and I am so impressed! I cannot wait to see everyone dressed up! Every student knows his/her part! We are just working on speaking volume now. Students will need to speak loudly to be heard.

Thanks to Mrs. Cain for offering to send beef jerky and to Mrs. Racer for sending dried fruit for our Mayflower Menu on Thursday.

Thursday also happens to be our 66th day of school, the length of time the pilgrims spent on their journey to America! What a perfect time to have our performance and Mayflower Menu!

If you would like to help, we could still use 2 containers of blue cheese! (Or another kind of moldy tasting cheese!)

Please help first grade win the Altitude Party by donating ANY amount to the annual fundraiser going on now! Be sure to write FIRST GRADE on the memo section of your check! Lets show what first grade can do!

NO TESTS THIS WEEK IN MATH, SCIENCE OR SOCIAL STUDIES!

## Homework Packet

Due on or before Friday, November 20th

Packet includes:

• Math 8.3 - 8.6
• Science: Parts of a Turkey
• Social Studies: Practice performance line each night.

Review Excel lesson of the day and 5 minutes each night on Rainbow Facts

## Math This Week:

Ch. 8: Spatial Sense and Patterns

Ch. 8 Lesson Topics:

Slides, Flips, and Turns

Patterns

Symmetry

Finding Patterns

Vocabulary: flip, turn, slide, pattern, symmetry, line of symmetry

Please use the link below to review / play games if your child needs extra help in math.

## Science

Last week the class completed their leaf chromatography project with the help of Ms. Knight in the STEAM lab! The kids loved using the leaves they brought in. They were able to see the colors pull from the variety of leaves through a scientific process!

Vocabulary:

poult, roost, habitat, flock

## Social Studies - History Lesson: Americans Long Ago

Last week we explored how pilgrim children lived. We had so much fun reading about how they lived compared to how kids live today. Times have changed a lot!

This week we will continue to practice our play and will finish our unit on pilgrims and indians. We will have class projects this week for our weekly grade.

We will create a map showing the journey from England to America.