November 6-November 10, 2023
We extend our gratitude to Kathy Lagos for organizing our Veteran’s Day Celebration. It was a heartwarming moment as one of the Vietnam War veterans expressed that this event marked the first time he had received recognition for his service during the war. The genuine warmth and appreciation shown to him deeply touched his heart.
We express our gratitude and pay tribute to all individuals who have served in the military, safeguarding our cherished freedom.
In our classroom, taking time to play with one another is very important. Play is an integral part of learning, where we learn to take turns, empathize with one another, and learn to problem-solve, all while having fun. This week, we took advantage of the nice weather, spending some extra time playing outside.
While outside, we noticed the sign next to the church that says, “LOOK, GOD IS PAINTING THE MOUNTAINS. ENJOY HIS MASTERPIECE.” This was just another opportunity to show how figurative language can make life more interesting. We took time to explore the beautiful leaves using our senses. We had fun using descriptive words to describe the different attributes of the different leaves we found.
We became excited as we turned over a big rock, discovering a “holy moly roly poly farm”!
Our favorite part of the week was having the chance to celebrate all the wonderful men and women who have served our country, especially our family members and friends. Happy Veterans Day!
I hope everyone enjoyed Veterans Day! I loved getting to meet the veterans in everyone’s family and honor the sacrifices they made for us. This week, we learned about what Veterans Day means and why it is a celebrated holiday in our country. In social studies, we have been practicing how to use a compass to read a map. We read the story The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade by Justin Roberts and discussed how we have to stand up for others. The main character, Sally, felt invisible at school and observed other kids feeling sad and left out. She stood up in front of everyone and said, “This is enough!” When we act like Sally, standing up for others, we attract more people because they see us as kind and supportive friends. It’s an incredible story that we had so much fun discussing together!
This week in history, we finished learning about the southern colonies and began comparing the three colonial regions. We are wrapping up our unit now and will be reviewing the colonies in preparation for the upcoming test.
This week, we began our study on air pollution and solar energy. To learn more about these topics, we took a trip to the grocery store to buy supplies for a science experiment! We created solar power s’mores and observed how the sun was able to melt/bake the chocolate and marshmallows together.
We ended our week with our own John Paul leading the Color Guard for our Veterans Day assembly! Nice work JP!
This week we worked on printing out pictures and laying them out for the events we’ve had so far this year. Students were motivated and excited to create their own layouts/ pages.
- Wednesday, November 15– Dr. John Bruno 6:30 p.m. in Cafeteria
- Friday, November 17– November Birthday Celebration
- Monday, November 20– Pie Collection
- Tuesday, November 21– Thanksgiving Feast
- Tuesday, November 21 – Pie Collection for St. Cronan Catholic Church
- Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, November 22, 23, and 24– NO SCHOOL