This week we started working on our Third Great Lesson; The Coming of Humans. Each of the kids chose a period of time that they wanted to focus on and they are working now in small groups to research defense, art, religion, medicine, transportation, shelter and food during their period. Make sure to check out the bulletin board in the hallway as they place their artifacts on the board as they complete them.
Beginning next week each student needs to have a tonette (recorder) to use for music class. This was on the supply list at the beginning of the school year. If you do not have one yet you can go to Music Man to purchase one. They are $5. The kids will be using them for a few weeks and they will be stored at school. Please label them with your child's name as they all look alike.
It has been very cold out recently, as you well know. We have several students that are coming to class unprepared for the weather. If your child wears shorts to school, please have them bring snow pants or long pants to change into for recess. It is far too cold to be going outside with bare legs. Each child also needs to have a hat and gloves. If you need assistance in getting these items please shoot me an email and I will help you find a set.
Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up soon. I have set up the schedule and currently am plugging people in already. The online registration opens on the 6th of February but I can do it myself manually if you're ready to book your conference. These are important meetings; please make sure to schedule a conference and to show up on time. Thank you!
Our first parent meeting for the Alaska Sea Life Center field trip happening in April is coming up quickly. It will be February 28th at 4pm in Ms.Goodman's room which is right across the hallway from our classroom. We will be talking about the overall agenda of the trip, behavior expectations of students and chaperones, supply lists, and handing out the actual permission slip for the trip. The money for admission is due at the second parent meeting which will be in March. We have many parents going with us and I am so thankful for that! The kids and I are so looking forward to this experience and with the additional hands and help I know that it will be a really excellent trip. Nearly all of our students are going; how cool is that?? :)
If you have any questions or concerns please send me an email or stop by class before 8:30 to chat. Thank you and have a great weekend!