December 5, 2013
Can you believe there are only 12 days of school left before the winter break? Below are a list of activities and events.
Tomorrow is PJ day! We will be wearing jammies and watching Polar Express.
A community service project, fundraiser and green project all in one: We are having a textile drive. This means that you can bring us clothing, bedding, shoes, belts, etc. We will then sell them at about 21 cents a pound to Gemtext. They will then take the good items and give them to people who are in need and the soiled items will be recycled. Clean you closets and ask your friends; let’s see if our class can collect at least 600 lbs. WE CAN DO THIS!!! Remember shoes weight a ton, especially steel toed boots. LOL
Toys for Tots: We are collecting money for the Toys for Tots program. We talked about kids who are not as fortunate as we are and maybe we could help by earning money and donating it to buy toys for other children. Next Friday we will be going to a local store to purchase a toy or toys with the money we have collected.
We have a plan to earn money in our classroom for this:I have donated $10 so the kids can begin to earn money to put in the fund. We have come up with some ideas of how they can do that; for every hour they read at home they can earn 10 cents, or when they do their best work, or when they clean the room really well they will earn money.
Scrip order will be placed on December 9th. This will be the last order before Christmas. These are great stocking stuffers, or gifts.
Childcare for Winter Break: Childcare is available!! The only days we are closed are Christmas and New Years Day.
In the Classroom: We are of course still doing reading, writing, math, while using our imagination and problem solving skills. We will also be learning a bit about Hanukkah and Christmas and Kwanzaa.
Enjoy this magical season with your families.
Friday Lunch:This week is nachos prepared by Mark’s class. Next week is Nicole’s class preparing grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup.
Have a great week. Contact me if you have any concerns or questions… Gayle
P.S. I have lost all my phone contacts. I would like to have all your numbers so you can receive important messages from me. J SO please text me with your name. Thank you..