December 13, 2017

Trillium Room Dec. 6

This week, we began talking about how animals respond to cold weather.  We learned that there are three things an animal might do:  migrate, hibernate or adapt.  We watched some great video clips of animals doing each of these.  Hopefully, your child can tell you what they learned.

The ladies from ECO (Ecology in the Classroom and Outdoors) came for their second time this week.  We continued studying insects with them.  We played a game called BUGGO.

Next week is the annual book fair.  The fair will be housed at Springdale school this year.  The hours are 7:30-4:30 daily.  However, Friends and Family night is the 12th, on which it will be open until 7:30pm.  Please make a point to take your child to the book fair, as obviously we won’t be able to do so during school hours.  This is a terrific fundraiser for our school as well as a source of many low-cost books.

This week, we sent home a bright green notice about Friendship Tokens.  This is a fun tradition in the primary classes.  The tokens can be turned in anytime before December 18th.  If you didn’t see the notice, please contact us.  Another notice we sent this week was about pine cones.  We’re looking for pine cones (as opposed to Douglas Fir cones) to make into bird feeders.  If you have a stash of these, we’ll take them off your hands.

Next Thursday at 2:30, all parents of “Red Dots” are invited to see a readers’ theater based on a book by Jan Brett and to decorate cookies with their child.  Your child will know if they are part of this group.  If your child has been practicing a readers’ theater with Ms. Montee, then please join us!

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.