This month has certainly been one for the books! We headed into the month with Halloween ending and parent-teacher conferences. It was wonderful to "see" everyone for our virtual meetings. Who would have predicted that those meetings would precede the need to quarantine most of our students for the next week? It was very interesting to have so many at home while the four of us continued to be in-person. Those students were so flexible during this unpredictable time. They even joined Mrs. Hastings' classroom one Friday, as I was needed to substitute in a second-grade classroom. That was a first for me in my fourteen-year career as an educator.
Last week was the first week in November where all of my students had returned and we could pick up where we left off almost two weeks prior. It was such a wonderful feeling to be back together and back into our learning routine. Students were able to cash in their tokens, earning us a celebration on Wednesday. We ventured out to the woods and cooked hot dogs and stick bread by the fire. While it was chillier than we had hoped, our hearts were warm. We had a great time together. I hope your child came home smelling of campfire and told you stories of their afternoon.
By the end of the week, we finished up our first module with the district's new EL Curriculum, which focused on learning around the world. Students were able to take home their student notebooks for this module. There was a lot of work put into those notebooks and I would encourage families to take a moment with their children to look through all of their writing and hard work. We are now moving on to our next module which is all about FROGS! Get ready to learn more about frogs than you ever thought possible 😊
As we move into Thanksgiving week, I want to take a moment to thank each of you for your continued support this year. Working with such a committed group of parents is a wonderful thing and something I do not take for granted. I appreciate everyone who checks in, offers extra snacks for kiddos, time in the forest, and communicates regularly about your children. Thank you!
Here are some pictures from the month!
|We completed our ginger bread house for the annual festival.|
|Stick bread was a success!|
|Some rockstars were able to share their stance against bullying while many had to stay home.|
|Our Indonesia expert group|
|They did a great job!|
|So proud of these kiddos!|
|Confidently presenting their information in front of their peers.|
|Almost a month ago, we were able to participate in Bike Week. Thanks to Mrs. Farwell for making this a success!|