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Archive for November, 2014

November News

November News

It’s so close to Thanksgiving that you can almost smell it!  Our school will be closed Thursday 11/27 and Friday 11/28 to celebrate Thanksgiving. We hope you enjoy the time with your family!


Here are some fun craft ideas to help get ready for Thanksgiving:

1.  Using a marker, trace your child’s hand.  Let them decorate the hand to look like a turkey using markers and crayons.

2.  Make place mats and place cards out of construction paper.  Have them decorate one for each of your dinner guests with a variety of craft materials.

3.  Use old magazines and catalogs to help your children cut out pictures of things they are thankful for.  They can glue the pictures to paper plates.

4.  Empty paper towel tubes can make wonderful napkin rings! Have the children decorate the tubes then cut them to size.

5.  Make cards for family and friends telling them why they are thankful for them.  All you need is paper and something to write with!


A Thanksgiving Poem

T is for the trust the pilgrims had so many years ago
H is for the harvest the settlers learnt to grow
A is for America, the land in which we live
N is for nature and beauty which she gives
K is for kindness, gentle words, thoughtful deeds
S is for smiles, the sunshine everyone needs
G is for gratitude… our blessings big and small
I is for ideas, letting wisdom grow tall
V is for voices, singing, laughing, always caring
I is for Indians, who taught them about sharing
N is for neighbors, across the street, over the sea
G is for giving of myself to make a better me
by Judith.A. Lindberg


Happy Thanksgiving!

Written by Kara Scott


November News


This month we are learning about Harvest Celebrations!


Our monthly themes are:

The Leaves Are Falling Down!

Good Food for Me!

Fall Harvest!

Celebrating Thanksgiving!

All About Trees!


Special Events this month include:

11-4 Vision Screening

11-6 Wear your Philly Sports Attire

11-12 Wear Brown Day

11-14 Homemade Bread Day

11-18 Goddard Pajama Day

11-19 Thanksgiving Feast

11-27 and 11-28 School is closed for Thanksgiving Break!


Notable News:

1. Any bakers are welcome to bake some homemade bread for the school.  The children will be tasting it at snack time on the 14th.

2. Be on the look out for Thanksgiving Feast sign-ups.  Each classroom will be needing cans of corn and cranberry sauce, AM and PM snack, a yummy lunch treat, paper plates and napkins.

3. Please remember to go through your child’s extra clothes.  Make sure they have pants and long sleeve shirts for the colder weather.

4. Our school is participating in a coat drive through Cradles to Crayons.  We are accepting new or like new children’s coats and gloves November 24th- December 5th.


“Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn.”
–   Elizabeth Lawrence

Written by: Kara Scott