I hope everyone had a good weekend. We just got back from a weekend in Portland, Maine. It was beautiful up there.
Friday night, the third grade team went Michaelmas shopping for all of the raffle prizes. We got most of the things that the kids were interested in. We will have over 50 prizes to raffle off. Those tickets will be 5 for a dollar. On the dollar ticket table we will have a tablet, a hover board and a Patriot's package for prizes. Someone will be able to win those.
Please have the kids bring in a sample of their craft at the beginning of the week so we can price them. The kids should be thinking of a creative way to display their crafts on Friday. Baskets, nice cloth, tree branch in a bucket for hanging ornaments, cookie sheet for magnets, etc. Please have the kids package their baked goodies in bags. We will try to keep the prices at quarter increments. That way it will be easier to make change. Please list the ingredients in the baked goodie also. The kids will need help making change when the customers start waving bills at them. It is very hectic the first half hour until we get into the groove. I am trying to get some jars for the kids so they can put their money into it. I will give them change first thing. Then the adults will collect the big bills and give them to me or hold onto them.
The kids will come in with their goods on Friday morning, we will take attendance and head down to the gym to set up. We will set up the tables on Thursday night. Remember they only have a space about the size of their desk top. When the kids sell out, we will spread out Mrs. Mud's crafts to sell. I still can't see any tables in my house. Crafts for the kids everywhere!
At 11:00 we will clean up and head back to the classroom for our feast. If you need to heat up any food, I'm sure the kitchen will accommodate and we can plug in crock pots in the classroom. We will have our feast at 11:30. The kids will go out to recess and then when they come back in we will count our nmoney as a class and then head back to the gym for picking the lucky winners of the raffle prizes. The kids will then deliver. Hopefully we will have a few winners in our class. Mrs. Mud will be manning the raffle table all morning. She welcomes help. The little ones always need help filling out the tickets. If you have any questions about Michaelmas on Friday please don't hesitate to ask. Let the fun begin.
Our spelling words are different this week. They are posted on the spelling page. We will have our test on Thursday.
We finished our first unit math test and the kids did very well.
This week Michaelmas will be our first priority. Posters, pricing and learning to make change. The kids are very excited. They have been writing about the big day for awhile.
If you can give a couple hours on Friday, that would be great. We will need lots of help in the morning and with the feast at lunch time. Thank you for filling up the supply list so fast. We are very lucky!!
Have a great week everyone.
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!