“The eyes of all wait upon you O Lord and you give them their meat in due season; You open your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing.”  Psalm 145

Our children are continuing to learn about giving thanks always.  The Bible stories of Hannah and the gift of her son, Samuel teaches how we are thankful for families, friends, and our church.  I Samuel 1: 1 ff.

In math we have come to the numeral 10 and true to the season we are reading A FEAST FOR TEN by Cathryn Falwell and THE FIRST THANKSGIVING DAY – A COUNTING STORY by Laura Krauss Melmed.

Social Studies brings the study of our communities.  We have read about the fire house, the library, and walks around various communities. In addition we are learning about Native American families around the time of our Pilgrim fathers:  the Iroquois, the Chippewa, and the Seminoles.  Each community has different housing, clothing, transportation, and food.

In science our study of leaves and corn being ended, we are now into squirrels and their autumnal habits.  The children found out that their tails have many uses besides decoration.  We even watched an Eastern Grey Squirrel outside our window.  We also stenciled and decorated our own squirrel with a beach reed for a tail.

We’ve been working on the letter “Dd” as in drum, Dad, and dinosaur. Consequently in Art we are making a traditional Native American drum,

Art with Mrs. Kerwin  – we finished our turkeys and took them home to hang at our homes.  Now we will be painting our own maize in class.

P.E. with Mrs. DiCandia – while learning how important it is to exercise, we even do it using beanbags and scarves.

Through it all we have fun with our friends at center time and free choice playing with our housekeeping things, our legos, our puzzles, and so on.

May our Lord rest His hand gently upon you now and always!