On Wednesday we had a busy day filled with learning. We began our day with our letter of the week poem about the letter “A.” The learners drew a beautiful picture of the letter “A” poem.

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Then we had PE and after recess was the very lively and active assembly with the Banana Slug Band. After the assembly we continued with our unit of study on learning how to write a small moment / personal narrative. I read them a wonderful personal narrative about a family who visits the Statute of Liberty each October. Many of the children have chosen the topic for their small moment. I will publish the final list next week.

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This morning we had center time. Our morning was filled with math tiles, cooking, and Slingerland. The kinders made pumpkin smoothies and pumpkin pie that we will enjoy at our feast next Thursday. Jenny plans to bake the two pies at home tonight. The first graders are almost done reviewing their lowercase Slingerland letters.

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We also read the book “Giving Thanks” in preparation for our Thanksgiving Feast next Thursday. After the story each learner picked a name out of a bowl and the person they picked out will be the one who they make the placemat for at our feast. I asked each child to please not tell anyone who they are making the placemat for, so it can be a special surprise at the feast.

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The children also had PE and then they visited the Banana Seed Book Fair at 11:30.

After lunch today I was able to complete the process of reassessing all of the first graders in reading. Once I have the report cards completed, I will be forming new guided reading groups. I am excited to share that all of the learners have made amazing progress in language arts over the past few months.

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We ended our day with a guest educator our very own Ron, he came and played a math game with the learners that he had made up a few weeks ago. It is a math game that works on their addition facts and number sense. The children were very excited to have Ron teach them a lesson. As you can tell from the photos they were truly engaged and excited to learn!

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