12/19/19 - 12:30pm Forest Room Class Party and Homemade Gift Exchange 12/20/19 8:30am - Festival of Lights 12/20/19 - 10am - Holiday Happenings and Noon Dismissal
Hello Forest Families! October has been a great month in our class. We wrapped up our geography studies and enjoyed a visit to Lost World Caverns, a perfect adventure for showing local geography in real time. We have celebrated Halloween and the fall season with a color and nature study (see bulletin board in front of Forest cubbies) and I know how excited the students are for celebrating with their families. In November we will be focusing on animals in our science studies. We will be learning about life cycles, habitats, the five types of animals, predators and prey, and much more. I will confirm our field trip to Greenbrier Humane Society and send dates to you as soon as that is confirmed on their end. This month we will incorporate mindfulness into our daily routines and find ways to express gratitude to those around us. The culmination of our studies this month will include an animal research project and Grandparents/Special Friends Day leading into Thanksgiving Break. I can't believe the holidays are approaching so quickly! We will maintain our routines as much as possible during these exciting times and look forward to the celebrations ahead. Ms. Caroline
Reflecting on the last few weeks - we have been very busy adding more challenging work to our Daily 5 and Number Corner components, and with that came a deeper sense of classroom community.
Over the first six weeks the primary focus of all GCS classrooms is to set up the structures and behavioral atmosphere needed to create the ideal learning environment for all students. Students co-create this environment so that they feel safe to voice their concerns and needs, clear in their understanding of behavioral and academic expectations and inspired to learn and grow as a valued member of a real community. Click on the links below on the right for details.