February 19, 2018

Trillium Room Nov. 22 with photos

We have a lot to be thankful for in the Trillium Room and we’re enjoying talking about, writing about and drawing about what those things are.  It’s always interesting to hear how kids prioritize the things they are thankful for.  We’re getting used to “teachers” coming some time after “trampolines.”

Thanks to Wassily Kandinsky’s inspirational work, our halls are decorated with whimsical colorful non-representational trees.  Pictures are on the website.  Since Wassily couldn’t join us personally (he died in 1944) Caroline Oakley (aka Gus’ mom) planned this beautiful project.

The teachers are working Friday (and if history repeats itself, Saturday and part of Sunday too) to write progress reports. We believe that the extra time it takes to write narrative report cards is worth it, as it gives families a clearer picture of their child’s school experience.  Back when we used to give letter grades (which the author of this newsletter clearly remembers), we could finish report cards in about 45 minutes.  As always, please call, email or pop in if you would like to chat more about your wonderful child.  The progress reports will be sent home in backpacks the Wednesday after Thanksgiving.

Perhaps you’ve started to hear the term “Common Core.”  If you’d like to learn more about this, please refer to the link below or set up a time to visit with your child’s teacher.  We have read the Common Core K-2 guidelines thoroughly and have perused the higher levels as well.  We are learning more every day about how to best meet these new standards.

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There will not be a newsletter next week, since it’s such a short week.

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.