I forgot to mention on Friday that I'm going to be out of the building again on Monday (I was also out last Wednesday and Thursday for a workshop). My daughter, Chloe, is going to be having her 3 month scans at the DeVos Children's Hospital. For those who don't know, Chloe was diagnosed with a stage III Wilm's Tumor, a rare childhood kidney cancer, when she was four years old. She went through a couple of surgeries and six months of chemotherapy, and is now doing well. She has to go in for tests every three months to make sure that all is well.
Chloe and I made the video below a week ago for her to show her class of first graders what she does when she goes to the hospital. You're welcome to watch it if you're interested.
We will be having our first ticket auction of the year on Tuesday afternoon to reward those who have been earning and keeping our class bonus tickets. At each auction, students have the opportunity to bring in 1 or 2 items that they may be interested in auctioning off to the class. They will get to keep the tickets that the purchasing student pays for the item(s). Please limit the items to simple little toys, stuffed animals, etc. No electronics or anything that requires batteries. I will also have a variety of items that I have purchased to auction off.
No Assigned Homework over Thanksgiving Break
This year I’m not assigning any homework over Thanksgiving Break. It would be great if students still read something on their own each day (and will need to if submitting this month’s BookIt! Calendar), but they will not need to respond.