November 20, 2017

Trillium Room Oct. 27

What a whirlwind of a week.  Conferences were great.  It’s always so fun to sit down and chat with people who adore the same children we do.  Thanks for spending some time with us.

The kindergarteners had a spectacular time at the pumpkin patch.  When they returned in their t-shirts, carrying their pumpkins, it was quite an adorable sight.  Thank you to the parents who came along to witness the fun firsthand.

Wednesday was our annual harvest party.  Children did a pumpkin walk; played a game that simulated a squirrel gathering nuts; made spiders; and wove pumpkins.  It was really fast-paced, but a huge success.

The parade of field trips continues.  Permission slips for the Nov. 2nd trip to Ridgefield have gone home.  If you never received it, please email for a new one.

The LetterLand children are now working on shared reading.  This is where a teacher presents a patterned book and shows the children how to recognize the pattern so they can read it on their own.  At the end of every couple weeks, you’ll receive a copy of the book they’ve been working on.  Please enjoy reading it with them at home.  You do not need to return it.

     Blue dot writers are working on synonyms.  If you’ve forgotten what a synonym is, then apparently you are not a blue dot writer.  You can ask your child to refresh your memory.  The red dot writers are working on fun formats.  We are adding thought bubbles, speech bubbles and labels to our pictures to help the reader better understand the scene.

     In our study of the Chinook people, we made our own pictographs this week.  When we went to Columbia Hills Park a couple weeks ago, we sketched the pictographs we found.  This week, we used those sketches to carve our own pictographs into clay. 

Kristin Wold About Kristin Wold

This is my 28th year teaching in Corbett. I am incredibly fortunate to have brilliant, energetic colleagues; creative, supportive administrators; and parents who over-whelmingly love partnering with the school to make the best possible opportunities for their kids. I have a great job.
Professionally, my passion is working with emergent readers. I strongly believe that our first priority in teaching reading is to get kids to love books. We need to introduce them to authors and topics they’ll love so they’ll seek out reading for pleasure.
Personally, I have been married for 30 years and have a 16-year-old daughter who attends Corbett. I enjoy traveling, hiking in the gorge, and studying Japanese.