Tuesday, September 25, 2007

September 26th, 2007

Our Finished FALL Acrostics

Sponge painting our FALL backgrounds

Hi Everyone!

I enjoyed having the opportunity to meet with many of you at "Get Acquainted Night." I know the children were thrilled to receive "surprise" letters from you in their desks on Friday morning. It was a brief meet and greet, but please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about class or homework.

Here's the quick update...

CLIMB Theater (Creative Learning Ideas for Mind and Body): We had a special treat on Wednesday. Khary & Elizabeth (actors) from CLIMB Theater visited our classroom and performed various skits on bullying and ways to STOP bullies from bothering us. They were energetic and had everyone participating in their skits. They will be visiting all the classrooms K-8 in Northborough this fall. If you want to check out the program, they are offering a parent workshop at Proctor School on October 2nd at 7:00 pm.
Mathematics: We are wrapping up our study of addition and subtraction. We will have a test next Friday, October 5th. We will be moving on to money next, a favorite topic for many children!

Social Studies: We are almost ready for an economics test. A study guide will be sent home in your child's agenda sometime next week. Our next focus will be on our U.S. neighbors, Canada & Mexico! Mrs. Brush will be leading this unit.

Field Trip: Here is a link for our field trip to the mills, if you are feeling curious...

Writing: We have finished our beautiful FALL acrostic poems and they are hanging in our hall. Check out the photos above of our creative process. We had a blast sponging our poem borders. Super Monkey is almost down to his last mission in Chimp City. We will publish a class book of his/her adventures for you to keep.

Reading: The Cod's Tale ABC Books are up and running. Ask your child which letter they will be writing about for our class book. Realistic fiction will begin soon!

Read-Aloud: We are still trying to solve the mystery of the missing Auntie Sarah Doll in our book, The Doll People. Papa Doll has just been "cat-snatched" by the Captain! Have your child predict if and where Auntie Sarah will be found.


  • Fall Fundraiser: Orders are due tomorrow- September 28th!

  • Field Trip $ and slip due tomorrow- September 28th! $15.00 check to ZEH P.T.O.

  • Picture Day: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

  • Math Test on Addition & Subtraction: Friday, October 5th!

  • Field Trip to Lowell Mills: Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

That's all for now. Thanks & have a great weekend!

-JoAnne Gorham


BMR said...

Hi Mrs. Gorham,

I like coming to the blog to see the all the new things you wrote. Thanks for thinking of the idea to create a class blog. It is useful and cool. See you soon! Brenna

Justin & family said...

Hi it's Justin. I wanted to be 1st to comment again but Brenna beat me to it! I would like to write more but I still have to finish my homework!