We kicked off this week with studying the letter, Kk! We created our key word page with a kite! Write-the-room is one of our favorite activities, and we practiced hunting down and writing every Kk word we could find in our classroom. We practiced handwriting the letter Kk, and had fun seeing what Maggie munched and coming up with our own words that begin with Kk. It’s a tricky letter that shares the same sound with Cc.
In continuation of our study of the first Thanksgiving, we read Red Fox and His Canoe by Nathaniel Benchley and talked about methods of transportation used by Native Americans long ago. We molded our own canoes out of Model Magic clay! We are looking forward to painting them next week. We also learned about how the Native Americans used symbols and pictographs to communicate. We made teepees and decorated them with symbols. We also loved reading Over the River; A Turkey’s Tale by Derek Anderson. We loved sharing our creative disguises we made for our turkeys with the class! We also read I’m Thankful For So Many Things, by P.K. Hallinan and then we wrote in our journals about what we are thankful for.
We can’t wait to show off our hard work at the Thanksgiving Play on Friday! Below are a few reminders. Thank you for helping make our show a success!
-Please send your son to school in a white collared shirt or turtleneck and long khaki pants.
-Please do not send your son’s backpack or water bottle to school.
-Refreshments will follow your son’s performance in the Fellowship Hall.
-It is a precious and brief performance, so please be on time to ensure you do not miss a moment!
As we look forward to celebrating this special holiday, we will review our literacy and math skills next week and conclude our unit on Thanksgiving.
Reminders and Looking Ahead:
Friday, November 22nd, 9:00AM: JK Thanksgiving Play!
Tuesday, November 26th: Thanksgiving Feast (We encourage you to send lunch items that the Pilgrims and Native Americans might have shared at the first Thanksgiving, which are compatible with our nut policy.)
November 27-29th: Thanksgiving Break