Susan Raebeck
October 20, 2017

Thank you for all the apples that were sent in. We have taste tested them (Golden Delicious was the favorite), observed and drawn them, printed with them, and now our classroom is filled with the wonderful scent of apple sauce.  Ms. Randall brought in an apple peeler/corer and each child got a chance to use it.  Before school ends today the children will eat it all up. Today we are sending some of the apple work home.  Please have your child read the books to you.

We couldn't have asked for better weather for our field trip to the Milk Pail last Wednesday.
It was a glorious day and it was nice to have so many of you able to join us. In the Friday Folder are pictures the children drew predicting what we might see at the orchard.  The beautiful pictures they drew after the trip are hanging in our hall.  It was exciting to see many of them sound words out or find where the word was written in the classroom.  Mr. Malone was impressed when the children were able to tell him how many more apples they needed to pick if they had 0,1,2,3,4, and 5 apples already. Being able to only pick 5 apples is a good way to learn all the different combinations of the number 5! Try this with your child. Have 5 things, hide some in a hand behind your back, show them what is in the other hand and have them guess what is behind your back.

Next week will be a busy one.  We are going to the Firehouse on Tuesday at 10:00 and John Jermain Library on Thursday, leaving school at 9:30 and arriving at 10.  We need at least one parent to walk to and from the Library.  Please email me if you can.  We will be back at school by 11:30 at the latest.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, IS HALLOWEEN.  PLEASE SEND YOUR CHILD'S COSTUME IN A LABELED BAG.  IF YOU NEED TO DRESS YOUR CHILD, COME TO THE CLASSROOM AT 1:00.  YOU CAN THEN GET DOWN TO MAIN STREET.  THE PARADE STARTS AT THE TOP OF MAIN STREET AT 1:50.  WE LOVE TO HAVE YOU ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD CHEERING US ON!  AFTERWARDS THERE IS A CONCERT ON THE SOCCER FIELD. CHILDREN WILL BE DISMISSED AT THE REGULAR TIME.

                                         Have a good weekend,
                                      Mrs. Raebeck and Ms. Randall