Happy November everyone. Thanks to all for a wonderful Halloween party. The kids had a blast. It was so much fun to see everyone at the house last night. Thanks for coming up.
On Monday we will be starting our Native American Unit. This is a favorite with the kids. We will study the four main groups of Native Americans. The Woodland Indians, The Plains Indians, The Southwest Indians and the Northwest Indians. We will be divided up into four groups and we will all be given Indian names. Our first project will be a shield with our Indian symbol on it. Most of the work will be done in class. We will have a finished folder with tons of information at the end of the month.
Our major project for the month will be a Native American project that will be done at home with the family. The project has to be desk size and it has to pertain to Native Americans. We will be talking about ideas in the class. Lots of kids choose to make Indian scenes with Tepee villages, longhouses, igloos, etc. We have had baskets, dream catchers, jewelry, pottery, pueblos, lacrosse sticks, bow and arrows, totem poles and canoes to name a few. Remember, Mr. Mud loves to see creative things. When the kids come up with an idea after they talk about it at home, I will give them the okay. We will have our own classroom museum for other classes and parents and friends. I will also send home a letter to remind kids to get working on their project if it starts to get toward the middle of the month. Think out of the box. Use recycled materials, use things in nature. The kids probably remember the projects they saw last year. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Our first field trip will be to the Warner Indian Museum. It will be held on the 20th of November. We will need 6-8 chaperones for the trip. Parents may drive their own cars and there will be room on the bus if you are brave enough! The permission slips will be coming home soon.
The kids will be bringing home a calendar today. Out of the 30 days in November, we only have 17 and a half days of school. Lots of fun things going on.
This is the time of year where family and friends are thought of. We will be stressing on how important family is, not only in this time of the year, but also throughout the rest of the year.
Remember, report cards will not be coming out until December.
Please feel free to stop by and help us out the first hour of the morning with our work. We love having community involved. Save travels to those that will be going away to spend the holiday with their families.
Let the kids be kids. Every child has a strength. It is up to the teacher to find it or tap it so they can work to their highest potential. I tend to set the bar very high. Lifetime memories should be made in the classroom and at school. NBCS should be a place where kids enter happy and go home with a smile on their face. I want my kids getting up in the morning begging to go to school!