We have been having a great time expanding our background knowledge (schema) about the first Thanksgiving. The children shared what they already knew, which was basically that Thanksgiving is a fun celebration when you eat really good food. Especially turkey and pumpkin pie. They should now be able to explain to you who the pilgrims were, where they came from, why they left, how they got to Plymouth, and what it was like to live in a settler village. We have now shifted our focus to the role of the Native Americans in the success of the new pilgrim settlements. We will concluded our unit study of Thanksgiving with Squanto Day next Tuesday. I could still use a couple more parent helpers in the morning and afternoon on this day. Please let me know if you are available.
I want to express my gratitude to all of you who were able to join us for the Family Reading Night. It is always nice to see the students at school functions and feel the support of our Lacamas families. It was also great to see so many happy faces at the Grands Breakfast this morning. If you were unable to make it to these events there will be more opportunities in the coming months.
- Please continue helping your child write a sentence in their planner each night
- Practice letter names and sounds
- Help them read the books in their book baggies. Some students are forgetting to bring their bags back so they can choose a new book. This is especially important because we did not get to check books out of the library this week because the Book Fair was taking place in the library.
- Gorgeous Gobblers were due last Friday so please send them in if you haven't already.
Please make sure that your child has lunch money in their account. School lunches are $2.50. There have been many students who have had to charge to their account lately. It is a good idea to have at least $5.00 in back-up funds in the account even if they usually bring a cold lunch from home. Please put the money in their Communication folder inside an envelope or sandwich bag to make sure I get it.
Stuff the Bus
It is that time of year again to start collecting canned food and other non-parishable food items to help local families in need. We will officially be collecting food the week after Thanksgiving break, December 1st through the 5th. However, you can start sending items as soon as possible. Our school goal is to raise at least 1,000 items. The class who collects the most cans will earn a popcorn party.
Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions or concerns about upcoming events or activities please feel free to email me.