It is hard to believe that December is already upon us. We have been busy working on our upcoming winter play. This year the children are performing their version of A Bug’s’ Play. Our winter performance is scheduled for Wednesday, December 20.
On November 4th the children learned about the voting process and with it gained some new vocabulary words such as candidate, secret ballot, and primary elections. The children then voted for their favorite book. The winner was What Do You Do with an Idea by Kobi Yamada.
As part of our Hispanic Heritage unit, the children learned about the Mexican tradition of Dia de Los Muertos. The children used some of the art techniques they learned to create their beautiful masks.
Our Great Pumpkin Experiment is always a classroom favorite. We use four pumpkins of various size and weight. The children had to predict their pumpkin’s weight, size, buoyancy, and number of seeds. The children discovered that all the pumpkins floated, many underestimated their pumpkins’ weight, and all were surprised to find that their pumpkins contained over 600 seeds! The children then graphed their pumpkins’ seed count. Afterwards, the children tallied all the seeds, we had a grand total of 2,479 seeds! As a special treat, we toasted the seeds and enjoyed a delicious autumn snack.
It was a pleasure meeting you during Parent-Teacher Conferences. I was delighted to have had the opportunity to talk with you about your children’s progress both academically and socially. Thank you for sharing with me your unique insights and perspectives. I truly value your dedication and support.
During the month of December, the Lower Elementary children are asking all of our FVMS families to donate one food item to help the local food pantry. We have a bin located by our classroom door for the donations. The food pantry is in need of the following items: Cereal, canned soups, canned vegetable, canned fruit, pasta, and rice.
Wishing you the happiest of Holidays,
Ms. Kathie, Ms. Ramull, and the Lower Elementary Children