Playing Outside

Playing Outside

November 21, 2011

November 21, 2011

A note from Ms. Poteet

Harmony has started our annual Canned Food Drive.  Please send in non-perishable goods.  All of the food will go to needy families in Oldham County.  We are collecting canned goods (soups, meats, vegetables, juice, fruit, pasta sauce, pie filling), cereal, rice, baby food, Jello, pudding, packaged food, beans, croutons, dried fruit (raisins, apricots), nuts, and any other non-perishable food. Thank you for your support in helping out children to learn about caring and sharing with others.  The food needs to be sent in by December 2, 2011. 

Our class has adopted a 16 year old girl for the holidays.  She enjoys painting her nails, wearing jewelry, and hanging out with her friends.  She attends one of the Oldham County’s middle schools.  If your family would like to help this young lady, please send in the Husky-Helping House flyer sent home last week in our Wednesday Folder, send me a note, or e-mail me.  I will let you what the child needs and what size clothes she wears.  Please don’t just send an item in, because we want to make sure all of her needs are taken care of.  Thanks for all of the families who have already sent in the flyer pledging to donate an item.  All items need to be sent in by December 14, 2011.

Our big performance is finally here!  On Tuesday we will perform our Thanksgiving Play at 11:20 am.  All families and friends are invited.  You are welcome to stay afterwards for lunch.  Don’t forget to have your child wear their costume to school.  Below is a description of the costumes.  If you forgot which character your child is playing, please call me. 

Pilgrims – Boys will need to wear black pants and a black shirt. Girls will need to wear a black dress or skirt and shirt. Girls may also wear white aprons, but they are not required. We will make hats and collars at school.

Native Americans – Boys and Girls will need to wear dark clothing. We made head dresses and vests here at school.
We do not have school on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of this week.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends!

What are we learning?
Reading Workshop
We will wrap up our unit on schema.

Writing Workshop
This week we are continuing our persuasive letters to Santa.  We will focus on writing a greeting, introduction and persuading Santa to bring us our desired gift.  I will continue to remind kids of the audience of their letter (Santa).  Family Journals will not be sent home this week.    

Word Study
We will review our previous Word Wall Words, letter sounds, and word families.

We are continuing to learn how to add and subtract.

Social Studies
On Monday we will have dress rehearsal for our play.  On Tuesday, is our big day!  Hope to see you there!

*Send in a healthy peanut-free snack and water bottle (with a pull up spout) every day.
* Our classroom gets very chilly sometimes.  Please send in a light jacket or sweater for your child to keep in their back pack. 
* Sign your child’s weekly planner every night!
* Library book due every Friday!

Related Arts Schedule
Monday                      PE
Tuesday                     PE
Wednesday               No School
Thursday                   No School
Friday                         No School                                                                                                                                                 

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