Martin's Minutes

Week of October 17th

Happenings in the classroom

This week in math we worked on equal and not equal. That's tough for 6 year olds but they did great on the end of week test.

We were very busy in Social Studies with Columbus Day and National Fire Safety week. We really enjoyed the visit from fire fighters and paramedics from Western Carteret Fire Department.

In writing we are continuing to work on writing complete sentences that make sense and always using capital letters and punctuation.

Power paws was in full force this week too! If you don't know, this is a 40 minute block that the students are grouped by strengths and needs and placed in small group of 15 or less. Teachers and TA's take these small groups and focus on their needs. The kids have enjoyed working with friends from other classrooms!

Field Trip Information!

Mike's Farm Thursday

We will be leaving promptly at 8:45 for the buses on Thursday. Chaperones plan on meeting us at the farm at 10:00. We will go to the magic show first then each class will directed to their next activity after the show. Everyone will get to pick a pumpkin. Last year it was very wet due to irrigation, not rain! Students need to wear close toed shoes and maybe not their best most expensive one.

Granny will be teaching us about being a farmer in the past and what it was like to boil your clothes over a fire! Grandpa will allow us to try fresh squeezed apple cider, yummy!

We will return to school at 2:15. Parents may check their students out at the farm. Hope to see many of you there!