This week we started our Celebrations Around the World unit in Social Studies. For the next three and a half weeks, we will be “traveling” all over the world leaning about how different countries celebrate the holidays. Today, we got our suitcases (that we decorated last week) and a plane ticket. Each day, students will get their plane ticket punched as they board the plane to travel to the ”country of the day”. As a culminating activity, we will be having a huge celebration in the gym with the other second grade classes. We will be eating foods from different countries, playing games from different countries, and doing lots of different crafts.
SPELLING: Since there is no school on Friday, we will not be doing a spelling unit this week. We will resume our spelling units next week.
LIBRARY: Since there is not school on Friday, we will be visiting the library on Wednesday. Don’t forget to bring your books!!
RECORD’S DAY: There will be no school on Friday due to record’s day.
SELF-ESTEEM PROJECT: Your child will be bringing home their December self-esteem project tomorrow, it is a stocking. Please have your child return it by Monday.
FAMILY GIFT: We will begin working on our family gifts next week. Please send in the $1.00 donation by next Monday.. THANKS!!!
I just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!!! I hope you all enjoy your day with family and friends and eating all of the yummy food. My daughter, Kayla, will be dancing at the Detroit Lion’s halftime show with Kid Rock. This is her sixth year dancing during the Thanksgiving show and we are very excited to see her on TV. Here is a picture of her with her best friend Sam at the dress rehearsal (she’s the one on the left.)
Last week we read Sarah Squirrel and the Lost Acorn, written by Julie Sykes and Catherine Walters. Your child should have brought home their envelopes, retelling paper, and a real acorn on Friday. Don’t forget that all of your treasures should be kept in your treasure chests. Please return the envelopes and retelling sheets by Tuesday. If you would like to listen to this week’s story, just click on the title below.
THANKSGIVING FEAST: On Monday, we will be having our Thanksgiving Feast with the other second grades. Don’t forget to bring in a baggie full of a cut up vegetable to add to our one pot turkey soup. Our Feast will not be until 1:30 in the afternoon, so please make sure you still bring a lunch. If you volunteered to help, please be at school around 1:00.
GYM & LIBRARY: We have Gym class on Tuesday, don’t forget to wear/bring tennis shoes. Since there is no school on Friday, we will be holding onto our library books until the following Friday.
THANKSGIVING BREAK: There will be no school on November 21-23. School will resume on Monday, November 26th.
Here is a fun game to play for Thanksgiving. You have to dress up the turkey (kind of like disguising him,) so the farmer can’t find him. Just click on the picture to get to the website. Once there, there are a lot of other fun games to play. Just click on “Holiday Fun” under the game (at the website) and it will take you to the other Thanksgiving games. HAVE FUN!!!