January 21, 2018

Trillium Room Nov. 3

Dear families,

Wednesday was the perfect field trip day.  TWELVE wonderful chaperones made it even more wonderful.  Thank you so much, volunteers.  We went to Ridgefield, Washington where we saw a real Chinook plankhouse.  While we were inside, we saw many tools and other artifacts to help us understand the daily lifestyle of the Chinook people.  The kids were really fascinated and asked great questions.  The guides were quite impressed with the knowledge our kids already have.  Another part of the field trip was a nature walk with a naturalist. We saw a lot of signs of animal activity.

As you may remember, we carved pictographs into clay last week.  Tuesday, we pretended we were archaeologists and wrote about the pictograph we discovered.  The kids documented where they made their discovery and what they think the meaning might be.  Some of these are on display in the hall.  Some are coming home today.

The end-of-day routine is changing slightly.  3:00 pickups are still at the office; but 3:30 pick-ups are now in front of our classroom.  Please remember these are the only end-of-day pick up times.  The office staff is very busy at the end of the day, so we ask that you refrain from asking them to locate your child on the playground between 3:00 and 3:30.

Field trip forms are in folders today.  Next stop:  Downtown Portland to see “Pinkalicious.”  These tickets were generously secured by Ethan’s mom.  (She’s an insider).  If you would like to chaperone, sign up soon!  Chaperones are free too.  Also, if you need us to order a lunch for your child, please get your permission slip in soon.  We need to order lunches 2 days ahead of time.

New month:  New Poem.

A Fall Poem

Golden and red trees
Nod to the soft breeze,
As it whispers, “Winter is near;”
And the brown nuts fall
At the wind’s loud call,
For this is the Fall of the year.

Good-by, sweet flowers!
Through bright Summer hours
You have filled our hearts with cheer
We shall miss you so,
And yet you must go,
For this is the Fall of the year.

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.