Thankful! November 17, 2017

Pondering the Pilgrim Experience

This week, curious Kindergarteners took a look into the lives’ of brave pilgrims. Students have been busy discovering reasons why the pilgrims came to America, where they came from, how they got here and what their long journey may have been like. Kindergarteners listened to a read-aloud of The Thanksgiving Story during our “Family Time”. We celebrated this exciting study topic by sharing what they learned about pilgrims. Kindergarteners have been busy writing and illustrating facts about pilgrims and reading pilgrim books during learning centers this week. Ask your Kindergartener what they have learned about pilgrims this week!

Meet Donald Crews

Kindergarten readers are exploring a new author study on Donald Crews. This week they have learned that Donald Crews is not only an author, but also an illustrator! In fact, he is such a great illustrator that he has won a special award that is awarded annually by the American Library Association to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Kindergarten students are enjoying discovering more about Donald Crews through his vast collection of books.

What is Gratitude and How Do We Show It?

Students have been exploring the topic of gratitude during our Morning Meetings. We discussed what it means to feel gratitude, how to accept it, and the many ways to express it. Students shared ideas on ways to receive gratitude and why it matters. Kindergarteners love participating in these “grateful” activities!

Important Dates:

  • Monday, November 20th Harvest Feast 11:30 Dismissal
  • November 21st – November 24th Thanksgiving Break
  • Thursday, November 30th Tree Decorating at Marion Square @ 3:15
  • Friday, December 1st Study Trip to ACBA
  • Friday, December 8th Holiday Concert at Circular Congregational Church @ 1:30
  • Thursday, December 14th Parent Coffee (8am-9am)
  • Thursday, December 21st Pajama Day (Early Dismissal- 11:30am)

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