The students were so proud to share their writing at our Authors’ Tea on Thursday. Thank you so much to all of you who came to meet our prestigious writers. Check the blog over the weekend to see pictures from the event.
This week, we began a nutrition unit. The children have made “nutrition monsters” that we will use throughout the unit to dramatize healthy or unhealthy food choices. We also began hearing about a kingdom with characters like Prince Waffle, Queen Anna Banana and Princess Peapod. They are helping a little dragon learn about healthy food choices.
The 100th day of school was this week. This is a big deal when part of your daily routine is counting how many days of school we have had. It was a lovely day for a parade, and that’s exactly what we did. The intermediate classrooms, charter school, and middle school were treated to the melodic sounds of 140 children playing various instruments in various ways with varying levels of proficiency. It was quite festive.
Yet another big event in the week was our art sessions as we completed our pictures for the hallway mural. On Monday, we chose what we would paint (many thanks to Julie Dewey for researching and printing out 60 color pictures for us to choose from). On Tuesday, we drew our subject and transferred it to a board using carbon paper. Wednesday and Thursday were painting days. The pictures are adorable, thanks to the wonderful assistance of Megan Nelsen and Greta Leontiev.
All of the tiles will be installed over spring break, so when you return in April, you will be dazzled by the east end of the hallway.
The show-and-tell schedule went home today. Please mark your child’s date on your calendar. We can’t provide make-up dates unless a child is sick on their assigned day.
If you did not see a permission slip for a field trip next Tuesday, please email us immediately. We need to have written permission in order for a child to join us.