October is Outstanding!

Fall is my favorite time of year! As we get ready for Halloween and Thanksgiving, we are busy with many activities and crafts. I can’t wait for the cooler weather so we can do more learning outside, also.

We finished Superkid units 3 and 4 last week and had our test Friday. A new word list will come home tomorrow for unit 5 and 6. This is where it starts to get hard! Please go over these words at home. They should know how to say them (spelling is a bonus!) when asked.
We will work on our last Footprint for the quarter this week in class. We will start back up the week of October 29th for 2nd quarter.

The pumpkin book report is due October 25th, and we will present Thursday and Friday of that week. I gave all families the book report sheet at conferences. As a recommendation, I would get the story out of the way before working on the pumpkin. There are also picture examples on Shutterfly. If you need another book report form, let me know ASAP.

Our Halloween celebration will be Wednesday, 31st from 2:00 to 3:00. Please make sure your child brings their costume in a bag that morning. DO NOT have them come to school wearing their costume. We have many other things going on during the day and this would be a huge distraction for them. They will have time to change before we start our party. In order for them to participate in passing out candy, they need to bring in 16 pieces of candy to share with others. They may bring in their Halloween bag to collect the candy, or I will have extra Publix bags, too.

I participate in the Bert Show’s ‘Big Thank You’ which hopes to provide a letter to every service member stationed throughout the world. The goal is for each member to receive a letter at Thanksgiving. I have been doing this for the past 7 years and enjoying talking to the kids about making others feel happy, especially around the holidays. I encourage you to write a letter at home as well. If you do, I can mail it in!

The room moms will post information about the Thanksgiving luncheon soon. All, if not most parents will need to participate and volunteer to bring in food for the celebration. All parents and grandparents are invited to this event. Due to a large number of people attending this event, I would need a count from each family so we can all plan accordingly to have enough food for everyone. There will be a 20 minute presentation after our lunch. Our event will last from 11-12. A formal invitation will come home in the beginning of November.