We had a very quick and fun November!!! Here are two of our little creations for the Thanksgiving table. A Thanksgiving Feast Placemat Glyph and one of my favorite crafts of the year, little pinecone Turkey. The students love making them!!
What a wonderful week this past week has been. It all began with an historic election. Our second graders participated in their first ever "mock" election in which they cast their ballots for President Obama or Governor Romney. Our results were 45/33 for President Obama. We also read many of our favorite books about elections, including Duck for President and Gracie for President. The girls loved Gracie and were hopeful that someday there would be a woman as our president.
Of course I totally agreed with the girls!!!!
Then at the end of our week we had the most amazing Veteran's Day assembly. Our school hosted over 75 veterans from every branch of the US Armed Services. We treated our veterans to two songs performed by our students and presented each with a pin and piece of artwork painted by our third graders. After the assembly the veterans came back to the classrooms of the children they were related to for question and answer sessions. In my room alone we had a World War II veteran who was a friend of Col. Paul Tibbits, who flew the Enola Gay which dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. We also had a Vietnam Veteran, a Korean War Veteran, a Gulf War Veteran and a Desert Storm Veteran and many current enlisted men. What an honor it was to have all of these heroes standing right in my classroom!!!!
So our school PTA is gearing up for our first ever "after school" trunk or treat for our students. A part of the celebration is a Classroom Pumpkin Decorating contest. Thanks to my rockin' homeroom mom and Homeroom Nana here is our contribution.
My kids love when I set up the monthly bookshelf. They visit the classroom library during free time and guided reading stations. During stations they complete short book reports. One of my favorite titles on the shelf-Big Pumpkin!!! My students also seem to love an oldie but a goodie-