Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Our Thanksgiving Feast

Super thanks to all the families that contributed to our wonderful Thanksgiving feast today! The class have been so excited leading up to today and they really had lots of fun sharing food with one another and our class visitors! Thank you to everyone had brought in food for our class and to all the family members that came to the feast and share food with us! It was a wonderful experience! The kids got to choose whether to wear their Native American headdresses or their pilgrim hats and they sat on a long table altogether just like the First Thanksgiving!

The class also made these turkeys to serve as centerpieces for our feast yesterday:

During our morning meeting, we talked about being thankful and what it means to be thankful. We went around and shared what we were thankful for. I wrote a sentence started to provide language support! Here are video clips of what the class is thankful for!

I just want to say how thankful I am to be an educator! I am incredibly thankful for all the students this year, while there are always challenges-every single day in the classroom makes me think deeper about teaching. Every single child continues to teach me and I am every so thankful for experiencing their learning first hand. I am thankful for all the wonderful families I met this year-thank you everyone for being so involved in your child's education-it is truly inspiring! And I am thankful for Ms. Kacey for being a thoughtful and supportive teaching partner. Having been in New York City all my life and moving up to Albany this year-it has been a bit of struggle to adjust but coming into school makes me less homesick everyday! :)

Today, each child received their report cards-you will find them in your child's folder. Please read them over and bring any questions and/or comments tomorrow at parent teacher conferences. Kacey and I are excited to have in-depth discussions with each family about each child! Tomorrow, we will also be sending home each child's blankets. Please wash them and bring them back on Monday.

Side note: Mr. Flynn was unable to visit our classroom today (it's been a hectic day), but hopefully soon he will come back to answer all the great questions the class came up with about ladybugs! :)