Mrs. Jackson's Class

November 14, 2014

Veteran's Day Celebration

Students celebrated Veteran's Day at TCE on Tuesday! We studied the holiday at the computer lab using an online database, and thought about the character traits of veterans. We also wrote letters to veterans thanking them for our freedom!

Collecting Plastic Caps for a Buddy Bench!

We are collecting clean bottle caps and plastic lids this year at TCE. Please see the attached flyer for more information!

Staying warm at recess!

We will continue to go outside for recess during the winter unless the weather condition pose a risk to the safety of students. Please be sure that your child is dressed appropriately for being outside in the cold.
In addition to wearing a warm winter coat, here are a few tips to help ensure that your child stays warm during the cold winter months!


  • Send students to school with plenty of layers, sweatshirts, sweaters and pullovers. Layering clothing will allow them to add or remove items depending on the weather.
  • Hats are one of the most important parts of dressing warmly in the winter. A thick winter hat will keep students from losing too much of that essential body heat.
  • Gloves will keep kids’ hands toasty warm and protect their skin from becoming damaged by the wind and chill!



In order to play in the snow, students are required to to wear boots and gloves. It is also very helpful if all items are labeled with your child's name.

Gingerbread Houses!

We will be decorating gingerbread houses on December 18th from 10:45 to 11:45. All parents are invited to attend! Look for more information closer to the date!

Classroom Treasure Box

One student's "trash" is another student's "treasure!" If you have any old toys, birthday party favors, etc please consider donating them to our classroom treasure box! Thank you!

Important Information for next week!

Homework

Week 2 of homework!

Our next Words Their Way spelling test and Wordly Wise vocabulary test will be Friday, November 21st.

Mark your Calendar!

  • November 26-28: Thanksgiving Break
  • December 18th: Gingerbread House Decorating

Next Week's Specials

Monday 11/17- Day 4: Art and Library

Tuesday 11/18- Day 5: P.E.

Wednesday 11/19- Day 6: Music

Thursday 11/20- Day 1: Art

Friday 11/21- Day 2: P.E.

We are Learning...

Reading: We will complete our unit on characters in realistic fiction stories. We are identifying the message or lesson in the story by studying how the characters respond to challenges!

Math: We will be working on two digit addition with and without regrouping.

Writing: We are continuing to study author Kevin Henkes. We are noticing his craft (specific writing skills) to help us become better writers!

Science: We are completing our study of the sun and the moon!