N-1/Mrs. Elizabeth Pellettiere

Welcome Little Scholars! Class Of 2018-2019

Last week the Little Scholars learned about the history of the Thanksgiving story. We heard about the Pilgrims and the Native Americans. We also paid close attention to the turkey--the ill-fated guest at many Thanksgiving tables!

Some important considerations:

Kindly refer to the handout given out at the Orientation regarding Valet safety rules. 

Gym is every Monday. Please wear sneakers! Next week, we will study color shading--specifically how the color white makes a color lighter.  We will also review all of the shapes we have learned.

Show and Tell is on Wednesday. You may send in an item of your choice.

Some special reminders for the month of November:

School will be closed on Monday, November 12st for Veterans Day.

Wednesday, November 14th-St. John's Speech and Hearing Screenings. Please be sure to send in the permission slip if you would like your child to be screened.

Thursday, November 15th-Individual Picture Day
Friday, November 16th-Class Picture Day

Wednesday, November 21st-Our Thanksgiving Celebration from 9:00-10:00. Half Day of School. All children will be dismissed at 11:00 from the front school entrance. 

Thursday, November 22nd-Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday, November 23rd-School Closed for Thanksgiving Recess


Themes for the month of November:

Week One-Thanksgiving Focus-History and Traditions!
Week Two-Thanksgiving Focus-Pilgrims and Native Americans!
Week Three-Thanksgiving Focus-We Are Thankful!/Our Thanksgiving Celebration
Week Four-We Prepare for Advent!

This week the children will:
*learn about our Thanksgiving history through storytelling!
*learn about the relationship between the Pilgrims and friendly Native Americans.
*Explore science as we dry grapes and watch them turn into raisins.
*Care for the "Three Sisters"-corn, beans and squash.
*Study the Native Americans and make Native headdresses.
*Study nature and give ourselves Native American names.
*Make Native American drums.
*Study  and observe the changing leaves.
*Create many Thanksgiving inspired art projects.
*Play games that will teach us about colors and shapes.
*Practice cutting with scissors.
*Count, sort and classify.
*Practice sharing and taking turns.
*Practice walking on a line.
*Practice using language to express ourselves.
*Practice our Thanksgiving songs and fingerplays.

*Have lots of fun!

God Bless,
Ms. Pellettiere

Teacher's Prayer
Lord, please help me to strengthen their voices,
bodies and minds,
to express their feelings and to guide them gently,
to explore what's near,
and venture afar, but
most important to love who they are.



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