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Week of November 19th

Hello Parents:

We want to thank everyone who came to Parent/Teacher conferences! Thank you to everyone who went on leaf hunts with their child as well! Be sure to check out the cool leaf creations and investigations the children participated in.

We have a fun filled parent & child activity on Tuesday, November 20th. All families (morning and afternoon) are invited to attend from 9:15-10:15 in the school cafeteria. We will have cool make it and take it activities for students to participate in. Remember there will be no regular class (morning or afternoon) on this day. All students must have an adult join them for this event. Siblings are welcomed!

Thanksgiving Break will be Wednesday, November 21st – Friday, November 23rd. Regular class will resume on Monday, November 26th.

Many parents expressed interest in learning our Morning Meeting songs. Here are links and titles to all of songs:

“Start This Day” Good Morning Song by Jack Hartman- (a movement song to begin our day)-

“ABC Song”- Alphabet Song Phonics- by The LearningStation:

“Alphabet Forwards and Backwards” by Dr. Jean Feldman:

The Goodbye Song- Brain Break Action Songs for Children by The LearningStation :

Please remember if you are looking for something fun and educational for your child to over the break please go to our Ray Bookflix site. Here is the information:

What is BookFlix?
BookFlix supports early literacy development through animated storybooks. This digital platform provides an engaging library of paired fiction and nonfiction ebooks along with supporting literacy activities.

How do I Access BookFlix?
Your school has a unique username and password that can be used anywhere! To access your account, follow the steps below:

• STEP 1: Access BookFlix at:
• STEP 2: Enter username and password. The username and password is the same and is case sensitive
o Username:eceray
o Password: eceray
• STEP 3: Happy Reading!

When we return from Thanksgiving break we will have a week full of Mo Willems fun. We are going to do an abbreviated author study on his book collection. We then transition into a month long Gingerbread Man study. We will explore the various versions of the story and end our study with a Gingerbread decorating party!

Please remember to assist your child in returning their library books into the blue bin labeled “Return Library Books Here” located near the exit door. Please do not re-shelf the books! Library books are due on Tuesdays, not Wednesdays. If you forget to turn in the book on Tuesday simply keep it another week until the next Tuesday.

Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, November 20th- Parent and Child Activity from 9:15-10:15 in school cafeteria
Tuesday, November 20th- Parent & Teacher Conferences 10:30-12:00 (for the returning children who were enrolled last year.
November 21-23rd- NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break
Please mark your calendars!

Have a great Thanksgiving Holiday,
Ms. Bethanie & Ms. Maggie

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