We have what the kids and I call a "funky week" this week! Please remember that we do not have school tomorrow, Thursday the 9th, so teachers can hold conferences. If you have yet to sign up for a time, please follow the link below. If you are unavailable for any of those times, let me know so we can can set up an alternate time! I am very flexible!
On Friday, we will discuss Veterans' Day as a class. Today, we had an awesome opportunity to attend the Veterans' Day Assembly--we received blessed flags, saw the New Prague Color Guard, listened to some speakers, and heard Taps played. It was a very humbling experience, and I can't wait to discuss it further with the kids on Friday.
Speaking of Veterans' Day, please know that I will be gone from school next Thursday and Friday, November 16 and 17. I will be flying out to the Marine Corps Base Qunatico to watch my younger sister graduate from Marine Corps Officer Candidate School and commission as a 2nd Lieutenant! I plan on telling the kids about it on Friday when we talk about the different branches of the Armed Forces, so you may hear about it. I already have a substitute set to come both days; the kids have had her before in another class, so they've met her! I know they will be in good hands.
Finally, I sent home November Scholastic Book Orders yesterday. There were three different forms, but the online order code and due date are the same for all of them. They are due on November 29, and our class code is RJBZZ. Books make FABULOUS Christmas presents--if you're looking for books at your kiddo's "Just Right Level" let me know and I can make a few suggestions! As always, these orders are optional.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!