What a rainy messy day. Cam and his dad are here finishing up some new windows. We are staining the finish boards in the house because it is so cold out. There is a long standing joke about rain at the Mud's house when Jim comes to do work. Every time except one day!
We are having our parade and Halloween party on Wednesday at one o'clock. Parents, feel free to come in and help out. You can even parade with us if you want to. The parade will start at one and the party will follow. Please make sure that the kid's costumes are school appropriate. No weapons please. We are very lucky here that the Halloween tradition still continues. The food and party supplies are all taken care of. Thank you everyone who contributed!
On Wednesday night, please feel free to come up to the house. I will give directions to the kids and their homework for the night is to find the house. Their reward will be a big bag of candy. We will also have doughnuts, cider, bread, and homemade chili. Stop in to say hello. If you need to be earlier or later than the scheduled trick or treat time, that is okay. Our driveway is long and dark, so be prepared.
In Wonders reading this week we will be on Unit 2, week 2. The spelling words can be found on the spelling page on this site. In math we are finishing up Unit 2 and we will soon take our Unit 2 assessment. We are working very hard at borrowing in subtraction and carrying in addition. Kids should be memorizing their 2's and 3's multiplication facts.
In Science we will be starting a weather unit with some fun experiments. In Social Studies, we will continue to compare New Boston to other towns and cities around the country.
The month of November, we will be doing a Native American Unit. I will be asking the kids to do a handmade project for the end of the month. The kids usually like to create an Indian scene. There are other things to do also. We will talk about it in class. In the past, kids have made canoes, lacrosse sticks, bow and arrows, pottery, baskets, clay houses, longhouses, tepees, igloos, headdresses, dream catchers, totem poles, sand paintings, moccasins, clothing, and even food. The kids will be able to get a better idea when they go to the Warner Indian Museum. We will be doing a lot of projects in class and creating a huge folder. We will study the four main groups of Native Americans that were in the United States. The Northeast, Plains, Southwest, and Northwest. This unit is usually a big hit with the kids. When the projects are completed, we will pick a date and have our own museum in the classroom. We will invite other classes and family and friends.
We are working hard on the new report card and they are almost perfected. The kids and myself are learning about the new grading system everyday. They are understanding that we learn from our mistakes and it is okay to get something wrong. As long as we do our best work. We are working very hard to proofread our work before we hand it in.
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!