It's amazing that it's already the end of October! Halloween is just around the corner! I wonder how the kids feel about it. I hope that everyone who follows the Trick-or-Treat traditions stays safe and doesn't eat (too) much candy!
I'd like to give special thanks to AE's mom for helping us the day that our trip got cancelled. I'm so sorry that it got cancelled last minute; we were all hoping that the rain would lighten up. Mrs. Pasternak and Mrs. Chun had the special quest of going to pick up all of the pumpkins for first grade. They also picked up some green, yellow, and red apples for us to try (by the way, most of the class likes red apples!).
Before lunch, we painted our pumpkins. I hope the kids had fun because it sure looked like they did!
We've been doing a lot of thinking and planning. Today was our third day writing and some of the authors are already on their second story! It's amazing! There are stories about visiting museums, losing a tooth, and a lot of stories about visiting families and friends.
Continue to talk to your children about starting with a capital letter, ending with punctuation, putting space between words, stretching out their sounds, and making sure that their story makes sense. These expectations will hold all year and as we move along in the school year, it should become more automatic for the kids.