Hello families, What 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.