Saturday, November 16, 2013

As we approach the holiday season, our class is participating in two fundraising events.  We are collecting canned goods for the Salvation Army and pop tabs from soda cans for the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill.  Both of these are wonderful causes to give to.  So, if you have any canned goods you could donate, please send in with your child next week.  We will be collecting through December 13th.    At the same time, please send in any pop tabs you have.  We have a collection box in the classroom for your child to put their tabs in.  Please ask family and friends to help!  The more we collect, the more families will have during the holidays.  This is a small way that we can spread the holiday cheer!

Tryon Palace

Thursday, November 14, 2013

We had a fantastic time today on our field trip to Tryon Palace in New Bern.  The students were amazed at how people lived back in the 1700's.  They were able to relate what they saw to our story from last week called William's House.  It was so much fun watching them associate the two events together.  I've added pictures from our trip to the Photo Gallery section.  We were not allowed to take pictures inside the Palace, so I was only able to get a picture of them walking up into it.  This is a fantastic place to visit for a weekend trip.  We did not get to do everything there is to do there, so I highly encourage you to drive to New Bern for a day trip to a fantastic experience.

Happy Birthday, USMC

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Happy 238th Birthday, United States Marine Corps!!  You are the best of the best and I am so honored to be married to a Marine, the aunt of a Marine, and a teacher of Marine Corps dependents.  Not a day goes by that I don't thank God for our lives in the Marine Corps and the freedom that it has given all of us.  We are truly blessed to have such an amazing fighting force protecting our freedoms. 

To my Marine Corps parents, I hope that you celebrate this birthday and all of your hard work protecting this amazing country of ours.  Take this day to honor all you have done and the sacrifices of those who came before us.  I am humbled that you entrust your precious children to me! 

Happy Birthday and Semper Fi!

Conferences Tomorrow!!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

This is a reminder that Parent Conferences are tomorrow, November 4th.  You should have received your confirmation paper with your chosen time on it.  This was sent home with students last week. 

Tomorrow's conferences are Student Led, rather than Teacher Led.   This means that your child will be guiding you and answering any questions you have about their learning.  I will be "popping" into your conference, but only to observe.  The Parents Place table contains information that I would normally share with you during a typical parent teacher conference.  I know you are going to enjoy this format, as I'm sure your child will. 

See you tomorrow!!