Friday, November 19, 2010

Just Before Thanksgiving

Today is the last day I'm teaching before the Thanksgiving holiday. Next week is parent teacher conferences—Tuesday for many of you. Remember that Wednesday through Friday there is no school. I'll be back as a teacher November 29. KIDS club people please look for a notice in your Friday folder reminding you that there is no KIDS club until November 29.

Here's the news for the day:

We had quite a band to start off the day. Justin, Hannah, Rieley, Gavin, Bailey, Samantha, and Makayla. We sang Five Little Speckled Frogs. There is just nothing finer than making some homemade music—a joyful noise—with friends young and old!

Mrs. Gronlund began decorating the room with colorful Thanksgiving turkeys.

Justin brought in a holiday-themed book about the Pilgrims experiences. He also brought in a snack with a seasonal touch:

If that ain't cute, I'll eat my hat.

We had to have a little discussion about careful use of paper. I saw a number of papers with halfhearted pictures, not much more than a scribble, and then abandoned for a fresh start on new paper. It pains me to see that sort of disregard for our tree resources, so we had a discussion.

Much better is the careful work you see here done by Marley. From now on visitors to the art center will be limited to one piece of paper to use. Here's Marley's picture:

If you're able to come tonight, I'll look for you at the performance of Snow White at neighboring Wilson School at 3375 Bodega Highway, Petaluma, on the road out of town towards Valley Ford.

The doors open at 6:00 and the curtain goes up at 6:30. (Actually I don't think they have a curtain, and if they do it probably draws left and right from the middle as they usually do, but you know what I mean.)


Anonymous said...

Have a great weekend Mr. Gurnery
~Love Cameran White

Anonymous said...

we had a hard time finding the school in the dark and rain. When we arrived there was no parking. Sure you did great Bailey, Elsa, Jaden, Rebecca and Samantha. Rieley

Dan Gurney said...

Thanks, Cameran. It will be a lot of fun. I get to see my son after more than two years.

Dan Gurney said...

Hi, Rieley. We had a hard time finding it in the dark and rain, too. And parking wasn't easy. I took a spot that I'm not sure was really a parking place. The show was GREAT.

Anonymous said...

Hello Mr. Gurney,
I am a college student working for my Early Childhood Education Bachelor's degree. Today in one of my education classes we talked about how blogging can enrich the classroom. I've been looking at classroom blogs all day now, and I love yours! It is so neat to read about your class!

Dan Gurney said...

Hi, Breanna,

Well, thanks for saying so. I think blogs can be a good tool for teachers to share information about class with the school families and others. They also can be used to let parents and students comment too.