Mrs. McCoy’s Friday News

November 2, 2001

NOTES FROM MRS. MCCOY
Important Dates
Nov. 3-Jenks Foundation Auction
Nov. 5- bring $1.00 for the children of Afghanistan
Nov. 15- Skate Day
Nov. 16- Friday- Pilgrim Simulation Day- dress like a pilgrim!
Nov. 19- Human Body Play 1:45 on the stage in the cafeteria- (we will go to specials at 2:30)
Nov. 20- Thanksgiving Feast- we will eat in our second grade hallway

This week we have learned what it was like to be a passenger on the Mayflower. Next week we land in America and will study about the community of Plymouth. (www.plimoth.org/Museum/Pilgrim_Village/1627.htm) Our class will research families, trades, daily life and create a 3-D Pilgrim Village using a program called Community Construction Kit! We plan to spend a couple mornings in our garden working on using descriptive words in a nature poem!


SPELLING
Our pattern this week was long i. Our bonus word is Massachusetts .

READING
We read On the Mayflower for three days. We made a pop up card about the story. We wrote in our pilgrim journals. We pretend the year is 1620 and draw a picture. We also read a story called
Who were the pilgrims? It was about pilgrims reaching land.

MATH
We played a game that helped us do fact families.
Everyone needs to practice making fact families at home!
Problem solving we did a lot of problem solving in our math book.

SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES
We learned that sailors didnít like the pilgrims. There were 102 people on the Mayflower. It was crowded! People were arguing so they made a Mayflower Compact to help them cooperate. They Mayflower was 90 feet long.

SPECIAL EVENTS
WE have been learning about movement. Yesterday we saw a Harwelden dance. It was about a kidís morning, school day, and night. The dance was funny. We made funny pine cone turkeys.
We all chose Pilgrim names for ourselves.


BY: T.J. and Emily