I hope everyone had a nice three day weekend. I had a chance to go away and watch college basketball in Maine. Yes, it snowed up there on Friday night.
Please have the kids finish up their stars for Wednesday at the latest. If they can't think of a name to honor, we talked about other names they could use in school. We will put together a huge wreath with the stars and I will deliver it to the Veteran's Hospital in Manchester. We had an excellent lesson on Veteran's Day with our first grade buddies and I think the kids really understand what it's all about.
We completed two math tests this week and we are now ready for Unit 3. The kids did an excellent job.
We will begin our first big writing assignment on Wednesday. They will be addressing "Point of View." This will take a couple of days to complete.
We will also be having extra music practices off and on during the next few weeks.
Please make sure the permission slips for the field trip are back this week. I need to give the museum the numbers by Friday.
Don't forget that Indian projects are due on the 28th of November. If you are stuck on an idea, I have tons of ideas in the classroom. The kids are very excited about constructing their projects. They will be graded on the project itself and they will be graded on an oral report that they will give in front of their classmates on the information they gained from their project. Please remember to keep the projects desk size. Think out of the box. I want to be wowed by the kids creativity. Other classes and teachers always enjoy the projects.
If anyone would like a conference please feel free to contact me. It might make more sense to wait until the new report cards come out. I am available every morning from 7:15 to 7:45 and most afternoons except Wednesdays.
Have a great week!
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!