I had the kids design a feather for our turkey expressing their thankfulness. Many were thankful for their families and that their basic needs were met. Some mentioned education and good teachers. Among other blessings, I am very thankful I work at Forest Trail with the wonderful staff, supportive parents, and exceptional children we have here. I see these things as true blessings and I don't take them for granted. Having now entered the holiday season I am taking time to reflect and give thanks for these and all my many blessings. I hope I will inspire the kids in my class to do the same.
The students are learning to write in cursive. They are doing a great job. Most kids actually write better in cursive and this class is no exception. I'll be glad when we have mastered all the letters and can begin writing everything in cursive. It is much more readable. The kids seem to take more pride in their work when they use cursive.
Science Fest was a real hit with kids and teachers alike! There were so many choices for the kids and each class was a unique science experience that was educational, interesting and fun. Things were heating up, cooking up, and blowing up all over the building! The kids couldn't stop talking about it all day, and that's what we want. In my class, they got a chance to report on each class they attended. This day will not be quickly forgotten!'