January 21, 2018

Trillium Room Nov. 7 with photos

Thanks to Gus’ mom, we had a great lesson in perspective and use of a horizon line. Our colored pencil fall scenes look so great after using these techniques to create a sense of depth to our pictures. The pictures are on display in the hallway and photos are on the classroom blog.

Two families asked this week about birthday treats. We probably should have shared the school policy with you before now. Here it is:

Birthday treats or parties are not permitted at school.  This is due to the difference in economic, dietary and religious circumstances.  We will make your child feel special that day with recognition within the school day.  Some parents choose to send a special treat and note in their individual child’s lunch. Others make arrangements to eat lunch with their child that day.

Your child should have brought home 2 important papers this week. The first one is a copy of their registration form information. Please look closely at all of the information and correct anything that is no longer accurate. If the form is correct, just send it back. The other important paper was a field trip permission slip. Ms. Belesiotis’ and Mrs. Wold’s classes are going to the Mt. Hood Planetarium next Thursday (14th). Mrs. Shaw’s class is going Friday (15th). Yes! We have school Friday.

Mrs. Shaw’s Letterland group has written a readers’ theater.  Here it isIMG_4431 IMG_4432 IMG_4433 IMG_4434 IMG_4435 IMG_4436 IMG_4437 IMG_4438 IMG_4439 IMG_4440 IMG_4441 IMG_4442 IMG_4443 IMG_4444 IMG_4445 IMG_4446 IMG_4447 for your enjoyment.
Mommy Owl and Her Babies
A Letterland Adaptation of “Owl Babies”

Narrator: One night in small tree, 21 baby owls are just waking up.
They noticed that it was dark and they were hungry.

Girl Owls: We’re so hungry!
Boy Owls: We need food!

All owls: where’s our mommy?!

Narrator: The baby owls waited, and waited for their mother to bring them delicious food.

Girl Owls: We want mice.
Boy Owls: We want a shrew.

Narrator: The owls became worried, their mother was gone for a long time.

Girls Owls: We miss our mommy!
Boy Owls: We want our mommy!

Narrator: All of the owl kept waiting, until they heard a swoop.
All of the sudden their mommy was there with the food they wanted.

Boy Owls: We love you!

Narrarator: The owls and their mommy were very happy!

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.