Monday, December 21, 2015

More Traditions...

On Wednesday, Mr. A. came in to teach the children about the holidays he celebrates with his family.  He taught the children about Ramadan, Eid and a holiday similar to our Halloween.  It is amazing the diversity in our classroom.  Thank you to all who have shared their holidays with us.  We are all learning together!


As part of our Holiday tradition talks, Logan's Mom came in to talk with us about Hanukkah.  She read Latkes and Applesauce. Also, we learned about the how the candles on the menorah are lit to represent miracle of the oil that burned for eight days instead of one.  The dreidel game was lots of fun and we even have dreidels to play with in the class.  We are enjoying hearing about our classmates traditions and holidays.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Holiday Traditions

The second graders have been learning about different holidays, traditions and cultures during this busy holiday season.  We have invited parents to come in to share their family's traditions with us.

On Monday, Mrs. G. came in and taught us all about Advent. We learned about the Advent candles. Three of the candles are purple and one pink. The first purple candle is Hope, the second is Faith, the third (pink) is for Joy. The fourth candle is purple again and it is for Peace. The children were excited to see different Advent wreaths and the Advent calendar the family uses to count down to Christmas.

Over the next week we will be learning about many more traditions!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Lost and Found

The Fox Hill Lost and Found is over flowing!!!  If your child is missing a jacket, sweatshirt, boots, mittens, etc. you may want to come and check out the lost and found.  All items are being donated after the holiday break.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Reading Room 17 Book Buddies

Reading Room 17 was very excited to begin Book Buddies with Mrs. Bennett's kindergarten class.  Last Friday and every other Friday in the future, the second graders will choose books and read to their new kindergarten friends.  Below are some pictures from our first visit.  Be sure to ask your child all about their new Book Buddy!!

Fifth Grade Student Council Fundraiser

The Kindness Committee of the Fifth Grade Student Council is taking on TWO fundraisers this holiday season. The first -- a school-wide effort -- will kick off on Wednesday and supports the nonprofit organization, Cradles to Crayons. This organization provides much-needed support for poverty stricken Massachusetts children up to age 12. The organization accepts donations of new or nearly new clothing (including coats, boots, etc.); toys, games, and stuffed animals; and, school supplies (including backpacks). You can also send coins or dollar bills to contribute to the coin drive students have set up.
Please talk with your child about this fundraiser. It is a wonderful way to involve kids in giving to those in need.
I will also keep you informed about the Student Council's second fundraiser for People Helping People. This fundraiser is specific to fifth grade.