Mrs. Soma’s November 2014 Newsletter
If your plan is for one year, plant rice
If your plan is for ten years, plant trees
If your plan is for hundred years, educate children.
Thank you to all the parents for supporting and helping to make the Fall festival a great success and a fun filled morning. The children enjoyed all the games in the magical time of Halloween.
The month of November will be about the virtues of “Thankfulness, Humbleness and Kindness” to all living and non living things around us. We will be reading and talking about the first ever Thanksgiving celebration, turkey, the voyage which the pilgrims took, the native americans who lived in America, The mayflower and will also make the list with the children for our Thanksgiving feast. You can send books or material on this topic for show and tell.
Last year we had cooked our “Thanksgiving feast” in the school with the children, so with the demand of the children we will prepare and cook our food in the class this year too. I am going to put a list on Monday November 10th, the raw material we would need to prepare the meal. Please sign up your child’s name next to the thing you want to bring. I would also need few volunteers to help me on the thanksgiving feast day November 25th, Tuesday.
Our school opens for everyone from 8:00am, we have our pledge approximately at 8:30 am. Our class will walk in immediately after the pledge and sit for circle time; the circle time sets the tone for the day, we talk about the topic of the month(for example: thanksgiving for this month), we celebrate birthdays, we show our show and tells and share our thoughts. If you are walking to the class and see the children in circle time or working….PLEASE do not walk in with your child, me or one of the assistants will help your child join the class.
Some important dates for November
1.November 7th— movie night ( from 6:30pm or when the sun goes down)
2.November 11th – school closed for Veteran’s day
3.November 18th – Barro’s pizza chess night (from 5:30pm)
4. November 25th- thanksgiving feast
5. November 26th to November 28th—school closed
Please check your child’s cubby for extra clothes.
When you give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed
– Maya Angelou