We had a great time visiting with you during conferences. We don’t have another scheduled conference event until the late spring and that’s more of an Open House format; so please contact us when and if you’d like to meet again one-on-one. Also, if your child primarily works with another teacher for reading, writing or math, of course you are encouraged to set up a conference with that teacher if you have concerns or questions.
In geology this week, we switched gears. Instead of learning what scientists think about geological formations, we developed our own “legendary” theories. Each child has chosen a distinctive formation in the Columbia River Gorge area. They are writing a legend about how that formation came to be. To make it even more interesting, we are making our books in a graphic novel style, just like Terra Tempo, which we read earlier. Please ask your child to tell you about the legend they are writing.
We were all a little sad to see the typical Corbett weather return in force this week. Please remember that we often do not have an option for indoor recess, which means the kids need to be dressed for the weather. Coats, hats and close-toed shoes are great choices.
Lots of exciting and interesting papers came home this week. Picture day is Monday, so remind your kids to be extra cute that day! Our field trip to Rasmussen Farms is Wednesday. If you’ve asked to chaperone and haven’t yet turned in a background check and confidentiality form, please come in Monday to turn those in so we’ll have them ahead of time. Then, on the 17th, we’re watching the movie Ice Age as a celebratory way to end our current geology unit. Because this movie is rated PG, any child who watches it must have a signed permission slip. If you haven’t gotten paperwork for any of these, let us know and we’ll send a new copy.