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October was such a busy month and it's on to November! I must say I am thankful for my Hamburg School family, especially my Pre-K students. This month we will be making a huge turkey with each feather expressing what we are thankful for. We continue to reinforce print concepts including capital upper- and lower-case letters, words, spacing and punctuation.  

 

We will introduce our class pet, a squirrel, who often comes to our windows. We will learn if we are quiet and move slowly, we can watch the harvest as he/she gathers acorns for the long, cold winter. Making bird feeders will give us an opportunity to explore the seasonal changes as we observe animals in nature. On Election Day, we will vote to go to the playground first, or do our work first. Hmmm… I wonder how that vote will go? We will also vote to name our class pet.

 

Native American and Pilgrim wear will be worn during our Thanksgiving Feast (snack time). Our color this month is brown which lends nicely to the triangle teepees we will be building.   

 

Happy Thanksgiving!! 

 

 

NOVEMBER MONTHLY CURRICULUM:   

  • Letters - H, F, E
  • Math – 5, 6 and Measuring Size, Temperature & Time    
  • Science & Social Studies - Native Americans        
  • Colors - Brown (Thanksgiving Turkeys)
  • Shapes - Triangle (Teepees)
  • Literacy - Print Concepts
  • Vocabulary - Native American, Pilgrim, Harvest, Teepee
  • Character Education - Thankfulness

 

 

NOVEMBER THEMES:     

  • Election Day
  • Harvest
  • Animals in Nature
  • Seasons & Weather
  • Family, Friends & Feast
  • What I'm Thankful For
  • Thanksgiving

 

SCHOOL EVENTS & IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences - 11/1 & 11/2
  • Early Dismissal (1:00 pm) - 11/1, 11/2, 11/3
  • Election Day - 11/2
  • No School (NJEA Convention) - 11/4 & 11/5
  • Fall Back (Turn Your Clocks) - 11/6-7
  • Early Dismissal (1:00 pm) - 11/24
  • No School (Thanksgiving) - 11/25 & 11/26

 

BOOKS WE ARE READING: 

  • Hide & Seek Hippo - Letter H
  • Fifi Ferret’s Flute - Letter F
  • The Enormous Elephant Show - Letter E
  • The Giving Tree
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
  • The Night Before Thanksgiving

 

NOVEMBER SONGS & RHYMES:

  • 10 Little Indians
  • We're Going On a Bear Hunt
  • 5 Little Turkeys
  • Good Morning Mr. Turkey
  • The More We Get Together