Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Classroom Notes

Greetings!

It was a snowy week in Portland and busy and productive week in room 20.  We began our Monday by sharing snow stories in a circle at the carpet.  The kids did a great job maintaining their focus throughout the past week, despite “visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads.”  All in all, we managed to get quite a bit done.  Here’s a look ahead to what’s on tap for the next two days, weather permitting.

Friday begins with the 4th Grade Family Breakfast and Sing-Along.  The 8:15-9:00 breakfast in room 22 is followed with a 9:00-9:30 sing-along in room 20.  For the buffet style breakfast, please bring a serving size of a store bought healthy breakfast item to share, such as pre-bought fruit salad or pre-washed small fruit, bagels and cream cheese, muffins, or granola bars.  Please do not bring sweets, such as donuts.  Teachers will provide drinks, dishes, and cutlery.  Please come by when you can and stay for the whole event or part.  A flyer included with last week’s Classroom Notes has more details.

Kids will be out in the garden with Ms. Kathleen for the next three Thursday mornings. We talked as a team about bringing warm jackets, hats, and gloves so that everyone can stay warm and enjoy themselves. I shared a quote that a kid said several years ago, “It all depends on your attitude and your gear.” We can’t control the weather, but we can control what we choose to wear and how we choose to approach the weather with our minds. All of this being said, please help your kid remember to bring a jacket, hat, and gloves so they are comfy out in the garden.

I wish you a very pleasant Holiday season.  The kids have worked very hard since September.  They have much of which to be proud!  They deserve a break (and I wouldn’t mind either!)

Team 20 will reconvene on Tuesday, January 3rd.  See you then.

Mark

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