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News from Mrs. Gauen’s Kindergarten
We have created a wall outside our classroom honoring all those who have, or are currently serving our country. There is a star for each Veteran or Active Military Personnel. Thank you to everyone who returned the sheet listing veterans. We discovered we have many relatives who have served, or are currently serving, our country and we thank them all for their service. On Monday our whole school will join together to honor the Veterans with an assembly where we will sing patriotic songs and hear stories about Veterans and their service.We will have special guests from the local VFW who will be here as an honor guard to present the colors. If you are a Veteran, or if your child has a Veteran relative who would like to attend the assembly, we will be starting at 10:30 in the gym.
Next Thursday, November 14th, will be an early release for students. Staff will be doing training from 2:45-4:45. Students will dismiss at 2:30.
In addition to learning about Veterans Day, this week we have begun to learn about Pilgrim life and the Wampanoag tribe. We have begun doing shared writing about Thanksgiving and have been creating captions for our bulletin board. We will continue to add to this next week. On Tuesday, Nov. 26th our studies will culminate with a feast. We will will wear the Pilgrim hats we will be making. We will have popcorn, carrots, apples, turkey and apple cider. We will also make cranberry sauce and cornbread to enjoy that day. There will be a sign up sheet on the classroom door if you would like to contribute.
Next week our school will begin collecting for a food drive to benefit WARM. This is a local food pantry that helps Westerville families in need. Each school in the district has been assigned certain food to collect. Our school has been asked to donate Go Go Squeeze Veggie Blend, 5 oz tuna cans, snack size Slim Jims, fruit cups and 15 oz ravioli. Please try to send in donations for this great cause that will help those in our own community. We are keeping a daily tally in our classroom and will track how many donations we collect. This is an excellent opportunity for our students to be able to share in helping others. I have challenged the class to see if we can bring in 100 items.
This week at the writing center the children created a feather and then wrote about something they were thankful for. We will put all the feathers together to make a class turkey that will be displayed in our hallway!
Don’t forget to continue to send in the box tops!! Each one is worth 10 cents for our school. Don’t forget to look for those box tops as you are preparing your Thanksgiving feast!
Have a great weekend,
Next Week’s Activities
We’ll be continuing to work on learning the sight words I, see ,a ,the, like, am ,can ,my, is,in, it, he, she, me and we. This week and next we will be adding said and you.