February 19, 2018

Trillium Room Feb. 13th

Hello families,IMG_4652 IMG_4653 IMG_4649 IMG_4650 IMG_4651 IMG_4640 IMG_4641 IMG_4642 IMG_4637 IMG_4638 IMG_4639 IMG_4634 IMG_4635 IMG_4636 IMG_4715 IMG_4709 IMG_4710 IMG_4711 IMG_4703 IMG_4704 IMG_4705 IMG_4706 IMG_4707 IMG_4708 IMG_4697 IMG_4698 IMG_4699 IMG_4700 IMG_4701 IMG_4702 IMG_4691 IMG_4692 IMG_4693 IMG_4694 IMG_4695 IMG_4696 IMG_4682 IMG_4683 IMG_4684 IMG_4685 IMG_4686 IMG_4687 IMG_4688 IMG_4689 IMG_4690 IMG_4666 IMG_4667 IMG_4668 IMG_4670 IMG_4671 IMG_4672 IMG_4673 IMG_4674 IMG_4675 IMG_4676 IMG_4677 IMG_4678 IMG_4679 IMG_4680 IMG_4681What a packed two-and-a-half days!  It was such a fun week in the Trillium Room and we’re so happy we got to spend it with the kids we adore (Valentine’s Day brings out the mushy in us).

In addition to reading, writing and math, we had some very special projects.  There are a lot of photos on this post so you can see for yourself.  As you know, we are studying volcanoes.  On Wednesday, we built salt dough volcanoes out of the supplies you’ve been sending in.  On Thursday, we painted them (eruptions occur early next week!)  Other highly anticipated projects were the preparations for Valentine’s Day.  We decorated our Valentine Tree, made valentine pouches and passed out valentines to our homeroom friends.  The exchange was so fun.  The kids loved the little messages of friendship.

During February, we are memorizing a famous poem that some of you parents probably know.  Please recite/read it with your child:

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

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.