Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Our class hopes that you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Before the break, the children had a family homework assignment. Each child was assigned a "Family Turkey" to create. The only guideline was that each member of their family was strongly encouraged to contribute to their turkey! The children and their families created beautiful masterpieces! Please take a look! We also made a Thanksgiving Friendship soup as a class. We all shared what we are thankful for and celebrated with a delicious soup that we cooked together in class. I hope that your Thanksgiving was a celebration of all you have to be thankful for. My family traveled to Knoxville, TN to spend the holiday with family. While we were there our son Noah got to meet Santa on a special train ride! Please enjoy our pictures!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Today we said farewell to Ms. Brooke Brammer, our CCU Student Intern! She has been with us for the past several months on Thursday mornings. We have truly enjoyed our time with her! She has helped many of us grow as writer's! Thank you Ms. Brammer for your wonderful work! We will miss you! Good luck with your own class one day! They will be blessed to have you!
What a wonderful interview we had today! Our special guest spoke to us in her 3rd language! Today we interviewed Mrs. Hafida, Malak's mom. Her first language in her native country of Morocco is Arabic. Secondly, Mrs. Hafida speaks French. Finally, she also speaks English! How incredible! We enjoyed learning about the customs, traditions and religion of the people in Morocco. Mrs. Hafida told us a little about one holiday called Ramadan. We enjoyed learning that other places celebrate holidays that we do not traditionally celebrate here in the United States. Mrs. Hafida had someone very special with her during her interview - baby Adam! It was a joy meeting Adam. We could tell that he is very precious to Mrs. Hafida. She told us that her children are very dear to her. Her daughter Malak's name means angel in Arabic. Her son's name "Walid" means hero. We learned so much about Mrs. Hafida today! Thank you for helping us travel to a new country through your stories today!
In Social Studies we have been learning about our own family history! We have been learning about our ancestors, our customs and holidays around the world! Last week I encouraged the children to go home and ask if their parents if they had any family "artifacts" that they could share with the class. We saw some incredible pieces of history last week! Please enjoy the pictures of the things some of the children brought in to share!