October 19, 2017
Today we made applesauce! Using the peeler/corer/slicer we made quick work of 22 apples. Many of the children choose to eat the long skinny strands of apple peel as a treat. We added some sugar and set it to cook for four hours. Mmmmm, it smelled good cooking in the crock pot all day! After WIN time we opened up the crock pot and checked it out….there were still quite a few chunks. But, they were small…so the class voted to call it done rather than wait until tomorrow. Some children ate the warm applesauce as is, and some added cinnamon. It WAS delicious!
While eating, the kids worked in pairs to create a top-down web about making applesauce. They completed the webs today and will be writing about the applesauce making process beginning tomorrow. Last week we had done a fire safety picture sequencing activity. For some, it was VERY challenging. SO, we’re going to do a picture sequencing activity about making applesauce. We’ll see how it goes.
Tomorrow is third grade’s Michaelmas Fair! I have told the children that they need to have an adult’s permission to bring money to school. Money should come to school in a labeled wallet or zipper-type baggie. I’ll collect all the money and give it back to them when we go at ten. Today we got a sneak peek from our buddies in Mrs. Frarie’s third grade. We saw some cool crafts, yummy treats, and cooking activities that will be available to purchase. We also learned about raffles – you are buying a chance to win something. A bike and a HUGE Nerf gun will be large raffle items. There will also be many smaller raffle items as well. It will be fun!
If you haven’t returned the permission slips for next week’s fire safety and walking field trip, please send them to school tomorrow.
We are in need of more cleaning wipes, please.
Information about our Halloween celebration will be coming out very soon. There will be some center-type activities and a snack. We will be participating in the school’s Halloween parade at 1:00pm. We will walk down to the town common and back up to the school. Many townspeople and parents line the parade route and cheer us on. When we return to school, we will circle the back playground and have a chance to check out everyone else’s costumes.
As your child plans his/her costume, please keep in mind that costumes with blood, gore, and/or weapons are not allowed. Keep those parts of the costume at home for trick-or-treating later that evening. Also, please watch the weather reports. Many kids do not want to put a jacket OVER a cool costume. It is usually chilly when we parade, so something warm that can fit UNDER the cool costume is a safe bet. Your child should also be able to get the costume on/off independently. We will put costumes on after lunch recess and take them off again before dismissal. Thanks!