What We Are Thankful For

Your children have all been thinking hard about the things they are thankful for! Reflecting on this is important to do especially during the holiday season!! We are also learning to be grateful in couseling! We are learning to be careful not to ponder over the things that we do not have, but to be thankful for what we do have! We are more than blessed! Thank you, parents, for all that you do! We could not do what we do without your love and support! 🙂

Thankful Papers

Writing Workshop


We have been hard at work learning the Writing Process and the kiddos surely amazed me this week!! They have been so dedicated while working on their “What I am Thankful For” papers! Here are some pictures I took on Thursday when then kids were working so hard that no one was even making a peep! It was an amazing moment for me to know they have gotten everything that I have been teaching them about using our time wisely! I am one proud teacher!!! Have a great weekend!!!


Virginia Brown, one of our special education teachers, came to us this year after teaching at a precious little school in the Dominican Republic.  She is going back for a visit towards the end of November.  We are planning to make her former school our sister school.  She would love to come back for her visit bearing gifts from our school.  Below is a list of items for our students to donate. The website is included below in case you’d like to check it out!

The deadline to bring in items is: Monday, November 25th!

Items to Donate:

New/used backpacks

Individual whiteboards and dry erase markers

Pencils, crayons, colored pencils



Animal Research Projects!

Wow!! Our class is full of researchers! Each student devoted a lot of time and energy to research their animal of choice! They turned out fabulously and the students learned a lot not only about their animal, but they also learned about all of their classmates’ animals too! These will be coming home soon for your child to have as a keepsake!

Animal Research Projects



Forest Oaks Elementary will be hosting the Scholastic Book Fair this week, November 4th-8th! As a class will get to preview the books Monday, November 4th! You can come and take your child anytime throughout the week to purchase books! We will have a great variety for all readers!


We will also have themed dress up days as follows:

Monday:   “Mummy Monday” – Wrap yourself in a good book!  (Wear white)
Tuesday:    “King Tut Tuesday”  – Books Rule! (Wear a crown and/or royal cape)

Wednesday:  “Wild about books Wednesday”  (Wear a wild top or wild hair or wild hat)

Thursday:  “Tomb Treasures Thursday”   Books are Jewels!  (wear lots of bling!)

Friday:  “Fans of Pharohs”  Hooray for books!  Celebrate books by wearing your favorite team shirt and bringing your favorite book of all time to school for silent reading time.

Scarecrow Character Analysis

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We recently read The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything, and analyzed either the little old lady or the scarecrow! We worked in groups to create a scarecrow craft which every group exemplified the way group projects should always work! Their scarecrows were all so creative! Then each group chose their character and discussed that character’s traits, quotes, and actions! Please feel free to discuss these items with your children while reading other books at home! They will amaze you with their discussions!

Halloween Snack

 Halloween Party 6

Halloween Mystery Reader


Halloween Party 1

Halloween Party 2


Halloween Party 3

Halloween Party 4

Halloween Party 5

What a frightfully FUN time we had at our Halloween Snack!!! We had the most scrumptious snacks and we even played a Mummy Challenge! The kids used tons of teamwork to use an entire roll of toilet paper to mummy-fy a group member!! We truly have some team players in the class! Thank you, Aimee Nichols, for organizing such a wonderful snack!! 🙂