Shabby Miss Jenn

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello! Our Family Customs Oral Speeches were a great success! The students all did an awesome job and we learned about so many different family traditions. They were so happy and proud.
Conferences are next week! Your conference time was listed in a letter sent home with report cards. I look forward to meeting with all of you and discussing your child's progress.
PTA's Winter Wonderland is having a Bake Sale. If you are able to send in baked goods on Friday, December 2nd, that would be wonderful! The PTA does so many great things for your child including funding our assemblies and donating money for special projects.
Have a special Thanksgiving with your family! I can tell by the feathers that the students made that we all have lots to be thankful for.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Happy Halloween!

We were very involved with Halloween activities the week of our party! In math, we measured Halloween shapes in inches and centimeters.

During writing time, we wrote wonderful, spooky stories. First we brainstormed Halloween nouns, verbs, and adjectives. Then we used those words to help us write a story. We have a whole book of the stories that you will be able to see at conferences.

Students also did an OUTSTANDING job on their storybook character pumpkins! Everyone was creative and did such a nice job writing their sentences and presenting their character to the class. We have a book about these characters, also!

We read lots of great Halloween books. One of our favorites was Every Monster Needs a Haircut by Matthew McElligott. It's not necessarily a Halloween story but it is certainly a fun book full of surprises.

Of course, we had an awesome Halloween party planned by the wonderful Mrs. Vrabel. The kids loved the games, food and crafts!! Special thanks to Mrs. Moriarty, Mrs. Gromala and Mrs. Jarayaman for helping.