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October 12 - October 21, 2015

Farm Fun!

For the next two weeks we will be learning about the farm. We will identify many animals, the sounds they make, their similarities and differences, and talk about their roles on the farm. We will talk about the different foods we get from the farm. We will focus on spatial and quantity concepts, while continuing to work on social interaction skills, language skills, self-help skills, and fine motor skills. And, of course, we will have a blast at the farm!

Related Theme Books

Here are some great books about the farm and farm animals. Check out your local library for more great books!

  • Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Farm, by Joy Crowley
  • A Fairy in the Dairy, by Lucy A. Nolan
  • Barn Dance!, by John Archambault
  • Three Hens and a Peacock, by Henry Cole
  • I Went Walking, by Sue Williams
  • Color Farm, by Lois Ehlert
  • Big Red Barn, by Margaret Wise Brown
  • The Cow That Went Oink, by Bernard Most
  • Wake Up Big Barn, by Suzanne Chitwood
  • Going to Sleep on the Farm, by Wendy Cheyette Lewison

Farm Field Trip

Our field trip to Smith Family Farm in Pendleton is this week! The AM classes will go on Monday, October 12. There will be NO PM classes that day. The PM classes will be going on Wednesday, October 14, in the MORNING. There will be no AM classes that day. At the farm we will see lots of animals, go on a hay ride, go through the corn maze, play on the farm playground, and pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch! We will also be eating lunch at the farm before returning to school. You will need to pack a disposable sack lunch for your child to bring. Please watch the weather forecast for the day your child is attending the field trip and dress him/her accordingly. Also, your child may get a little dirty at the farm, so please send them in clothes and shoes that can get dirty. Don't forget...if you have signed up as a volunteer for the trip, you will be responsible for your child so that Ms. Tonia and I can be responsible for those children whose parents could not attend.

Picture Retake Day

If your child was absent for picture day, or if you do not like your child's original picture, picture retake day is scheduled for Wednesday, October 20. If you want your child's picture retaken, you must return the original package, with all the uncut pictures inside. If you were not here for picture day, you may go online to order at with the order code 03713H. We also have order forms at school. If you want one, please let me know. On a side note, if you ordered a class picture, they will arrive at a later date. They photographers wait until all the children have been photographed before compiling the class picture.

Scholastic Book Fair

Please consider supporting your C.R.E.S. library while providing your child with some great books at reasonable prices! All sales help fund new books and resources for our students!

Book Fair Dates:

October 13th, 14th, and 15th, from 4:00pm to 6:30 pm

Location: C.R.E.S. Library

You may come and shop at the book fair at the times listed above. If you wish to shop online, you may use the link below. The online book fair will be available from October 12 through October 23.

Fall Break

School will be closed for Fall Break on Thursday, October 22, and Friday, October 23. Enjoy your break!

HSE Illness Policy

If your child has had a fever, has vomited, or has had diarrhea, he/she must be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school. With a fever, your child must be fever free without the use of fever-reducing medication for 24 hours before returning to school. I know this is sometimes frustrating, because you do not want your child to miss school. We don't want your child to miss school, either. However, we do not want to spread illness throughout the class. Thanks so much for your understanding.


  • If your child will not be riding the bus, please contact transportation prior to school to let them know at 594-4117.
  • Please check your child's notebook daily for important information and/or artwork that is being sent home.
  • If you have not already sent in an extra change of clothes for your child, please do so as soon as possible.
  • We go outside every day, if the weather permits. Please make sure to dress your child appropriately for the weather.