Dear families, Sept. 20, 2012
If we could just get everyone healthy, life in the Trillium Room would be perfect. The tummy bug and the yucky snorty-sneezy bug are having a heyday around here. Please remind your kiddos (as we are daily) to not put items at school in their mouths and to wash with soap many times a day. A couple kids even have little bottles of hand sanitizer in their backpacks that they use periodically.
Now on to the bugs we like. Most of the math classes are using “bugs” as their theme right now. The initial reviews on our new math curriculum are overwhelmingly positive. The kids love the bug theme and the materials we work with every day are very kid-friendly. Our math period is 100 minutes long and no one is asking, “Is math over yet?”
Attached to the paper newsletter that came home Thursday, is a photocopy of your homeroom teacher’s conference schedule. If your name is not on it, please email, send a note or call right away to ask if your desired time-slot is still available. Children are welcome to attend conferences.
The teachers feel so bad for the parade of parents who are scouring the school for lost coats and jackets. In our classroom last week, we put 7 jackets in the lost-and -found after asking for 3 days in a row for the owners to claim them. We know it’s way too expensive to provide your child with a new coat each week, so please consider writing your child’s name on the tags of their jackets so we can convince them they do in fact own the jacket.
Every month, we memorize 2 poems. One of our September poems is printed below. Please ask your child if they can recite/read it on their own.
I like the woods
When dry leaves hide the ground,
When the trees are bare
And the wind sweeps by
With a lonesome rushing sound.
I can rustle the leaves
And I can make a bed
In the thick dry leaves
That have fallen
From the bare trees