Monthly Archives: November 2014

50th Day and Counting…

THANK YOU parents who were able to come and help out on Friday during our 50s party! Everyone seemed to have a great time! Now comes Operation “Keep Them Busy” as we move into the Holiday Season. I will be looking for volunteers to help in and out of the classroom, if you are interested in an opportunity please email me at

On Saturday, I attended the Salem State Best Practices in Education Conference. It was well worth a Saturday because there were so many amazing teachers there! The last course I went to was on Family Engagement, and it inspired to me to do another family at-home project before Thanksgiving. The information will be coming home today in the backpacks. Have fun, be creative and enjoy your time with your child!

Use this website as a resource. Scroll to the bottom of her page and you will see lots of examples and the information for the “Turkey in Disguise Project.”

Last week, I began to put children into small reading groups. They are doing well with this. It is encouraging to see them light up when they are readinphoto-8g. We have also begun to work on some sight words as we continue through the alphabet in our Fundations Program. Children are excited when they “know a word.” Many report you have flash cards at home (awesome)! Keep up the practice!

Sight Words Practiced so far are:

  • The
  • is
  • to
  • look
  • at

We are also practicing number writing and rote counting each day and we will do some seasonal science and social studies this week as we finish up before the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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