Laura Numeroff Author Study

During the week before spring break, our class did a Laura Numeroff author study. She wrote all the “If You Give…” books.

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We reviewed many reading comprehension skills that we studied earlier in the year.  These included fiction and nonfiction, story elements, retelling, and comparing and contrasting.  The kids loved reading and rereading these books!  Thanks to these little readers for sharing some of their own Laura Numeroff book with the class 🙂

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Soles4Souls

The local non-profit organization AreUKind.org, founded by two Lexington kids, Josh and Jacob Griffin are on a mission to collect 25,000 pairs of shoes for the global non-profit Soles4Souls. Soles4Souls distributes new and used shoes to developing nations and disaster stricken areas all around the world in an effort to help break the cycle of poverty. Veterans Park will be hosting the collection efforts here and ask that you clean out your closets and bring in all of your used and no longer worn shoes any day until March 28, any size, any kind and in any condition. There is a yellow box with shoe prints on it located outside Mrs. Fox’s office where you can deposit your shoes each day. There are 300 million children worldwide who live without shoes, so together we can help to make a big difference.

I’m Back!

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Hope this finds everyone well! I have had a wonderful maternity leave with my little man, but I am excited to see my school littles tomorrow 🙂 I want to say a big thanks to Ms. Duncan for doing a great job while I was gone. I know the kiddos loved getting to know her. I also want to say a HUGE thanks to Ms. Helm! She is the unsung hero of our class!!! She keeps everything organized and in working order. I couldn’t do what I do everyday without her and I certainly couldn’t have asked for anyone better to help keep things smooth while I was out. Next time you see her, make sure you give her a big thanks!!!

It is going to be a fun week! Tomorrow we have Irish dancers performing and on Tuesday COSI! I am going to be spending the week assessing all the kiddos to see where we are at and what we have left to work on this year. Can’t wait to be amazed with all their progress! I will be scheduling conferences soon 🙂 See everyone bright and early in the morning!

Don’t forget to cheer on the CATS this afternoon- C-A-T-S, CATS, CATS, CATS!

February Spirit Project

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This month we will be collecting donations for the Lexington Humane Society.  Any of the following items may be donated in the blue tub by Mrs. Fox’s office from February 3-28.
 
Greatest Needs Are:    Canned wet cat and dog food     Pee pads for Spay’s The Way     Gas cards     High-grade AAA Batteries     Timothy hay/Alfalfa for small animals     HE (High Efficiency) laundry detergent     Copy paper     Bleach (liquid or powder)     Rain Barrels     Gently used professional DSLR cameras, with lens(es).
Due to our limited space and limited laundry facilities the only linens we can accept are towels, flat sheets, and pillowcases. 
*All LHS animals are fed a consistent, nutritious diet of Science Diet brand food. LHS is a Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love™ Partner and feeds Science Diet brand exclusively.

Cereal Boxes

Hello Everyone!  Hope you are all doing well and maybe getting back into the swing of things after all the snow days.  The next class party will be for Valentine’s Day on February 14th.  The class will be decorating valentine boxes before hand.  If you could send in an empty cereal box with your child in the next couple of weeks, that would be a big help!!!  The bigger the box the better 🙂  Please send in your empty box by Feb. 3.  Thanks so much!

Blessed

This time of year it is hard not to think about how blessed I am.  Cameron, Isaac, Michael, Desarae, Tyler, Aidan, Dylan, Madi, Sam, Tia, Nicholas, Joseph, Gray, Ava, Mackenzie, Mason, Jesse, Keenan, Trae, and Iris… I am so thankful to have each one of these little ones as a blessing in my life.  No matter what kind of mood I’m in or what is going on elsewhere in my life, I know that when I arrive at VPE each day it is going to be a good day in Ms. Williams’ room.  Smiles, laughter, tears, happiness, struggles, sharing, caring, and learning happen every day.  I am so truly blessed to get to share these moments with each and every kiddo.  I am blessed that you parents share your little treasures with me each day.  All of us are a family of sorts, working together for the best interest of every kid.  Thank you for everything you do to support me and our classroom family!  I hope each of you has a wonderful and blessed holiday season!

Happy Holidays

Fall Party

Don’t forget our fall party is on Friday at 1:25!  Feel free to come join in the fun 🙂  Don’t forget to bring your food item…

Food List by last name:

A-H: Sweets

I – O:   Fruits and Veggies

P – Z: Salty/ Savory