Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Please note that our usual schedule will be different on Thursday, November 10, to accommodate the PTO's Walk-a-Thon.

On Thursday please provide your child a lunch. You can order one of the school lunches or you can send one along to school with your child that morning.

Here, from Room Mother, Alicia Petersen:

"The PTO is putting on the annual Walk-a-Thon. This is one of Dunham's biggest fundraisers of the year. The Walk-a-Thon will take place on Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 1 - 2:30. The kids will start getting ready at 12:45 and start walking at 1:20 or so, and they will walk for an hour."

Now, the news:

We worked on the surfboards that will help to decorate our Walk-a-Thon next Thursday. My handprint was the final ones to be added to the board. Mrs. Everson and I are the crabs at the bottom of the underwater scene. Floating above us like etherial spirits are the jellyfish that were made with the kindergartner's handprints.

Olivia and Bianca help to press my palm down.



Because we finished a group of centers yesterday and will begin a new set Monday, we were between centers today. Our need to work on this surfboard project provided us with the perfect opportunity do a bit of "choice" time for the kids who were not putting handprints on the deck. Choice time has been in scare supply lately, so it felt good to get some in.

Well done! I like it when my house is picked up like this.







Girls like to build with blocks as well.






In math we worked on our estimation skills. Our guesses today were much better than earlier in the year. Between Caleb and Raegan you can see the eggs in the clear plastic container. There were 25 shaker eggs in there. The two closest guesses were Caleb's guess of 30 and Raegan's guess of 21. Olivia did the counting.






Nathan brought a book Mister Rover takes Over. The kids liked it.





Olivia continued the "dog" theme with this story about the pig, Olivia and her favorite toy.


Get well, MacKenzie! We missed you.

Be well, and enjoy the weekend.

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