October 19, 2017

Trillium Room: Feb. 2nd

When you walk into the Trillium Room these days, you are greeted with a beautifully decorated tree, adorned with lovely lights.  Some silly people thought it was a Christmas Tree, but obviously it is a Valentine Tree.  The ornaments are heart-shaped notes that the children have written to each other.  Hopefully, you saw the notice sent on Wednesday about our Valentine exchange.  This will be held (surprise, surprise) Feb. 14th.  If you missed the notice, email us for a new copy.

We spent a lot of time writing this week.  All of the children are now working on their final “how-to” book.  The Red Dot Writers are all writing a book about how to make a hamburger cookie.  The Blue Dot Writers are choosing a skill they know well and writing a book on their own.

In a week or so, we’ll begin a new topic in Social Studies.  Some children will be studying the fur trapper.  Others will be studying the beaver.  If you have any interesting artifacts, like a pelt or a stick chewed by a beaver or…whatever, please let us know.

Recently, the teachers have noticed that some of the children are getting a bit too comfortable in the classroom.  We’ve been sad to see some sassy language and show-off behavior that is disrupting learning.  Because of this, we have begun having children write notes home when they are disrespectful 3 times during a day.  If you receive one of these notes, you should sign it and return it the next day.  Your child will not get Explore Time until the note is returned.

Here’s one of our new poems:

Clouds

White  sheep,  white  sheep,
On  a  blue  hill,
When  the  wind  stops,
You  all  stand  still.
When  the  wind  blows,
You  walk  away  slow.
White  sheep,  white  sheep,
Where  do  you  go?
Christina Rossetti

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.