Just a quick note to wish everybody a happy and safe holiday, whether you are traveling or staying at home in Quanah. HAPPY THANKSGIVING from Mrs. Matney’s room at Reagan…..
What a wonderful surprise I got this morning from Jackson and Luke Turner. This morning they brought in a homemade cannon and it is super neat! Jackson is in my 4th grade class and we are studying the Alamo, so he made the cannon and a sign that marks the Battle of Gonzales. This was the battle in which the Mexican soldiers tried to take a cannon away from the Texians. The Texians made a flag that said ‘come and take it’ to dare the Mexicans to take the cannon from them. Thanks to both boys for the hard work that went into making this cannon. It’s another great story from our Texas history books….till next time….
I posted a few photos of my 4th grade students trying on and modeling some of my prop hats. They are an Abraham Lincoln ‘top hat’, a Rebel hat from the Civil War era, and of course, a Daniel Boone coon skin cap. It was fun for all! Hope to see many parents and loved ones tomorrow at our turkey feast. The birds have all been cooked and I can’t wait to dig in. Hope to see you there!
Hello everybody! A quick reminder for my 4th grade homeroom..I sent home a schedule for our wonderful Thanksgiving Feast on Wednesday. If you would like to join your child for a great holiday meal with all the fixins’, please make note of the time to attend, and call to reserve your lunch. I’ll be there and I hope you will also! Till then….
What an exciting treat we had in our 5th grade Social Studies classes for Veterans Day. D’angelo Tepezano’s dad, who is an Army reservist, visited with us and brought several pieces of equipment for the students to learn about and enjoy. As you can see by my pictures everyone in class was super excited!. We have been talking about Veteran’s Day for a few days and the students learned that red poppies from Belgium are to be worn to honor all our veterans. After fierce fighting in WWI on Flanders Fields the poppies mysteriously flourished when most flowering plants would have been destroyed. Also, for you literary buffs, the poem, Flanders Fields, is an especially poignant look at this era in history. If you get a moment, please research the story on the internet and I think you will find it fascinating, just as we did. Again, thanks to D’angelo and his dad who made this Veteran’s Day super special, and thanks to all our service men and women who dedicate their lives in service for our country! Till next time….