Thank you for a fabulous parent-teacher conference week(s)! It is always so nice to connect with everyone and to show off all of the great work that your child has been doing. Nearly all of their projects are in their mailboxes ready to go home. There are a few peace flags hanging out to decorate our walls for a bit and the second grade solar system mobiles- I promise they'll all go home after we enjoy them for a bit!
We are off and running! Now that we have officially kicked off the start to second quarter and the kids know the drill, we are continuing on our path of literacy, math, science, culture, and of course SEL. This week we will begin talking about the Second Great Lesson. It begins with the beginning of life in the form of bacteria in the ocean and goes through to modern time. There are SO many fun things to learn about and research during this lesson so this will be our science and cultural focus through winter break.
I wanted to let you know that I will be out October 31st (please do not send your child in costume to school) and November 1st. I am running the mediator program and will be spending those two days training all of the new school mediators. This is an amazing program that the kids have the opportunity to be a part of starting in 3rd grade. Ms.Marlys will be subbing for me on both days. Most of the kids already know her well and she's a joy to have.
We are back to our normal work schedule so spelling words have been posted and we will be taking a spelling test on Friday. Please take note that November 10th, which is a Friday, is another in-service day and there will be no school. If you are interested and available, we are having a training to inform the community about trauma and how to support kids who experience it. This is open to the public. You can contact the office for more details if you're interested.
We are still in need of driver/chaperones for the two driving field trips on November 9th and 22nd. If you have the district required insurance and are available, we would so appreciate your help! Currently we have enough seats for about half of our class for both trips.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.
Field trip to Franz Bakery - November 9th at 10am
Inservice Day (No school!) - November 10th
Field trip to Geologic Materials Center - November 22nd at 10am
Field trip to see Very Electric Christmas - November 30th at 10am