February 18, 2018

Trillium Room Feb. 27

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How exciting to see the beautifully decorated ‘100’s’ come in!  Next Thursday (6th) is the big event and we are planning the annual “100th Day Parade.”  On Thursday, your child is welcome to bring an instrument or noisemaker to school to help our joyful noise ring out over all the land.  If you want to see the parade for yourself, it will begin at 10:45 in the front hall of the grade school.  If the weather is nice (ha ha ha) we’ll go through all of the buildings and along the front of the property.

This week, we read the classic “Where the Wild Things Are” and painted our own monsters.  They aren’t exactly terrifying.  They are on display.

In Gorge Studies, we learned more about fault lines and how they shape the earth.  Using the graham crackers you sent in, we recreated what happens when 2 tectonic plates collide.

We put some pictures on the blog of writing groups.  Mrs. Wold’s writing group is doing an author study of Kevin Henkes.  In line with the new Common Core Standards, they are comparing and contrasting his books and writing about our favorite scenes.  Mrs. Belesiotis-Votos’ writing group is working on writing informational text.  They’ve chosen their own topics and continue to practice writing a well-organized thorough paper.  Mrs. Shaw’s writing group is also working on informational writing, but the writing is based on experiments they have conducted.  Writing is hard work, but we work on it every day and get better at it every day.

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.