GOAL Newsletter 11-13-15

Hello, GOAL Families!

With one week left before Thanksgiving break, we are getting in the holiday spirit! Next week we will be making pies for our Pie Social on Friday the 20th. An invitation was sent home to each family with your participant last Friday. Please RSVP to Mrs. Jones at melodyjones@greenoaksschool.org if you haven't already. It will be a great time for visiting and tasting all the different pies!

God's promise to Abraham and Sarah was the Bible lesson this week. We learned that God always keeps his promises and can do what seems impossible.

Mrs. Rebecca continued the study of non-verbal communication. She also checked to see who is practicing their mouth exercises every day.

Cooking and Nutrition learned about the food pyramid's milk group and sampled several different cheeses.

The Community Skills group went back to Randol Mill Park for another adventure! This time we walked all the way around Randol Mill Pond! We crossed over the bridge and saw turtles and ducks and fish. It was hard work, but we had a great time hiking around the pond.

The Expressive Literacy classes have been very busy the last few weeks. Last week we made get well cards for Mrs. E. This week we made birthday cards for our friend Nic. We also searched our classroom for autumn-themed words and wrote them in our


In Current Events we learned about Veteran's Day and why we celebrate it. In Media Works we have started learning how to create our own newsletters and discussed how to pick a headline. Soon we will write our own newsletter on a topic of our choice.

In Fitness and Wellness class we walked the track on Monday and used the workout equipment in the fitness room on Wednesday. We are doing a great job of keeping track of how many laps we have done. Thank you to everyone who has sent in key chains. We are still in need of about 10 new or gently used yoga mats for our fitness room.

We talked about how getting too little sleep can affect your day in Skills for Independence. We also began talking about first aid and how to handle minor cuts or burns using items found in a first aid kit.

In Zoology we finished our unit on owls and began talking about the next animal we will study--bats! We are very excited to be able to compare so many different nocturnal animals.

The Green Team is excited to be using the new green houses. We continue to plant seeds. Our seedlings have been growing tall.

Literacy classes read about the people who are our veterans. We looked at the five branches of the United States military.

Science class got to use a lever to see how it can help make us stronger. We used a pry bar to take apart a pallet.

Everyone is working hard for our upcoming performance in the Christmas program on December 10th! We invited GOS staff to listen to us today to see how an audience will react to our performance. We are so excited to perform for our families.

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