Did you notice the bulletin board in the hallway by the main office when you came for your child’s conference? This magical image of buckets filled with hearts and stars is based upon the book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today by Carol McCloud and David Messing. The story’s message is about the importance of doing kind things for one another and serves as a vehicle for discussing and brainstorming small acts of kindness. Unlike similar books on this topic, this one offers specific ideas of what we can all do. Through the process of brainstorming and practicing, our individual and communal buckets can be filled. We hope you will join us in spreading small acts of kindness to make a difference throughout our community!
What follows are quotes found in Have You Filled A Bucket Today:
In this light, we wish you all a happy and healthy holiday season…with buckets full of joy.
Donna Dankner, Pamela Bator, and Cecilia Tatem Small
News from Mrs. Krasinski’s Grade 3 class:
The Krasinski classroom is very busy this year! In writing workshop, we are finishing up our third story. We have created incredible realistic fiction pieces! The children love to go through the process and share our published pieces with their Kindergarten buddies! In Science, we are finishing up our unit on matter and moving onto soil! The students really love doing the Daily 5! They have the option to work on spelling, listen to a book, partner read, to write in their journals or to read! In Math, we are finishing up our unit on multiplication! We plan to finish the month with a pajama day with our Kindergarten Buddies!
News from Mrs. Ewing’s Classroom
Students are studying Geometry in Math. We are reviewing 1 Dimensional (1-D) length as well as 2 Dimensional (2-D) breadth and length but no depth. We have gone into the world of 3 Dimensional (3-D) length, breadth and depth. The difficulty in 3-D is that students have to recognize faces (flat surfaces) that they cannot see. I found that with technology comes understanding and it is easier to teach this year because of the popularity of 3-D movies. Along with dimensions students are finding and recognizing lines of symmetry which divides various shapes or pictures equally. They are recognizing both vertical and horizontal (horizon) lines of symmetry. Nature is a great topic with which to teach symmetry and makes an interesting topic for Show n’ Tell.Special Notes:
Dates to Remember:
v December 5-9, 2011 Holiday Shoppe
v December 9, 2011 Early Release, 12:30 Dismissal
v December 16, 2011 Early Release, 12:30 Dismissal
v December 26-Jan. 1 Winter Break