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It has been a very busy past four weeks and jam packed with learning and fun!

The photos are of our field trip to the horse stables, the Thanksgiving program, the Hanukkah play, classroom fun, and preparing for our Thanksgiving Feast.

In learning about why horses were so important in our country long ago, we took a wonderful field trip to Esoteric Farms so the students could learn about horses. They were able to comb the horses, pet them, ride and watch them jump over hurdles in the arena.

As we moved into our learning about Thanksgiving, we began to prepare for our special program and the children worked extremely hard by learning their lines, practicing the songs, and preparing a lovely Thanksgiving lunch for their parents.

Our school wide Hanukkah party was full of fun centers, one of which was to learn about how oil is made and how it can be used in a menorah.

Hanukkah came right on the heels of Thanksgiving and we had to quickly turn around and start our practice for the Hanukkah play. The children particularly enjoyed painting their costumes for the candles. If they did not have a candle part, they helped someone who did. The play turned out beautifully and I think they were so pleased with their efforts.

During your child’s portfolio presentation, the children explained about our Mitzvah Bear project. I hope that you are giving your child many opportunities to earn money toward saving the fifteen dollars necessary to build a bear to donate to EMS for sick or injured children who have to ride in an ambulance. Our field trip to Build a Bear will be in the month of February.

As we continue our unit on Light, moving from the light of the Hanukkah candles to the natural light in our surroundings, we hope to take a field trip to the new Planetarium the third week in January. As soon as we get our date confirmed we will let you know.

We have had a wonderful first trimester of the school year and look forward to diving into learning again in the new year!