November 12th and 13th. No school for parent teacher conferences
Thursday November 15th is our class photo. We will be taking a class photo as well as individual pictures of each child. We will try our best to keep them neat and tidy until it’s our turn
School is closed November 21-23rd for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Letter of the week: I
Some books we read this week:
Leaves, by Ezra Stein
The Leaves on the Trees, by Thom Wiley
My Leaf Book, by Monica Wells
Diwali, by Hannah Eliot
This week was all about leaves and how they change over the course of a year. We learned about the different parts of a leaf including the stem, the veins, and the blade
Our letter of the week was “I” and we read our scholastic phonics book “Iguana on Ice”, by Carol Pulia-Martin
Wednesday was Diwali, the festival of lights. Ravi Bellur came in and read us a wonderful story about all the different ways Diwali can be celebrated. He showed us a beautiful Rongol and we were able to touch it and admire how pretty it was. Then Ravi explained that lights are very important to the holiday and that families light diya’s to celebrate. He gave each of the children their own LED light. Aarin’s mom and dad sent in beautiful diya’s to give each child to take home. Our thanks to Nikita, Mira, and Aarin for sharing their holiday with us.
Thursday we went to Central Park to collect leaves to take back to our classroom.The kids had a ball running around and picking up leaves. Thanks so much to all the adults who came and made the trip possible.
Friday we used the leaves we collected to do leaf rubbings. The children were fascinated watching the picture of a leaf come up on their paper. They just couldn’t figure out how it worked!
Have a great weekend everyone and we’ll see you at parent conferences.