THEME: OUR FAMILIES / GIVING THANKS
“Some families are large, some families are small,
but I love my family best of all!”
Families and Thanksgiving will be the focus of our activities for these two weeks. At circle time we will read the story of the first Thanksgiving, discuss our own family Thanksgiving celebrations, our favorite Thanksgiving foods and what we are thankful for. Other activities planned include painting with watercolors, creating a thankful wreath and a writing activity about our families. The letter of the week activity is I is for insect. At music time we will dance the turkey-pokey, sing On Thanksgiving Day by Laurie Berkner and this turkey song:
I’M A LITTLE TURKEY (tune of I’m a Little Teapot)
I’m a little turkey fluffy and brown.
My wings flip flop when I turn around.
I have a lot of feathers on my back,
And a big orange beak that goes click-clack.
**11/13 -11/17 is a sharing week. We are asking each child to bring in a family photo on their scheduled sharing day. You may send in a picture of just one or two individual relatives or a group picture; any family photo your child selects will be fine. We plan to pin the photos onto a classroom bulletin board for
several weeks. The Yellow Apple photos will be kept for each child’s end-of-the-year portfolio book.
REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:
*Parent-teacher conferences will be held in December. Miss Ilene’s conferences (Red Apples) will be held on Monday 12/4 and Tuesday 12/5. Miss Bridget’s conferences (Yellow Apples) will be held on Friday 12/8 and Monday 12/11 and Tuesday 12/12. Please see the conference signup sheets posted on the fence to schedule a conference appointment. If you cannot access these sheets you may call or email for an appointment time.
*The December snack calendar is available to sign.
*Please let me know asap if you plan to attend the performance of Madagascar
at NSMT on 3/31. We need to reserve a block of tickets soon!
*We plan to be on the playground for 20 – 30 minutes each morning. Please dress your child for the weather and be sure all outerwear is labeled. When wearing boots, put shoes in the back pack to change into once we’re inside.
*As the cold weather approaches we must prepare for inclement weather. PPP is closed if the Pentucket School District is closed. When a delayed opening is announced, PPP will hold school from 10:45-12:30. No lunch bunch will be held.
*There is a signup sheet for Tasty Tuesday on 11/21.
** Lunch Bunch will not be held on Wednesday 11/22.