The holidays are upon us. It is a time of reflection and gratitude. I am personally grateful to teach these awesome children. I am grateful for the people I work with, my family and for good health. Holidays can be a very challenging time . I hope all of you enjoy some moments of peace and joy during this time.
We have had a busy month and the last couple weeks promise to be just as eventful. We have been working diligently on our reading and writing skills. We have been reading the book Wonder and were able to go the movie this past week. I believe all the students were touched by this heartwarming story.
Today we enjoyed a lovely walk to the post office to send letters to Santa. We then walked to the lake and saw how the ice can move, shift and stack up in places. It is funny that in the morning I was talking to a student about plate tectonics and we got to see the ice do similar things that the plates do.
Last week our first reports cards went home. This is a new format. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
During the next couple of weeks, we will be doing lots of various crafts and special activities including the Gingerbread Challenge. There has been a note sent home with a list of supplies that are needed. We greatly appreciate any items that you can send to support our activities.
We have been enjoying the Roots of Empathy program and our adorable little baby Adaline will be coming to visit this week. The students are always so excited to see her. If you have not yet sent your release form, please do so as soon as possible.
To accommodate the scheduling for Roots of Empathy, we have switched our library book exchange to Wednesdays. Students are keeping their books at school so they can read them during daily read to self. If you have any library books at home, please return them to the school.
We have had a low percentage of students bringing back their home reading and math packages. It can be challenging to find time to do this work 4 times a week, but it can significantly contribute to a child’s progress. Please return them on Thursdays so they can be prepared to send back home for the weekend. Thank you for your support.
We continue to enjoy the lovely weather, but know that it could change any day. Please ensure that your child is dressed for the weather (coat, hat, mittens, snow pants, winter boots, layers), especially those colder mornings. We are running short on mittens for kids to borrow so please be sure to send them with your child. We do a mitten check on all the students before they go out to be sure that they can enjoy their time outside.
The Christmas Concert is on Tuesday, Dec. 19th at 6:30pm. We look forward to seeing all our families.