We have been busy preparing for our music program on the 3rd. It’s going to be pretty wild! That’s because it’s based on “Where the Wild Things Are,” the very popular book by Maurice Sendak. We’ve practiced with the other 3 classes for an hour Wednesday and Thursday. We also made some paper plate wild things to decorate for the program. Please remember that your child is asked to wear brown or black pants and shirt.
On Thursday, we got to go to the trading post to trade for valuable items like kettles, muskets, glass beads, blankets and copper. The trading post was built by “what-can’t-she-do” Mrs. Detter. Each child had a baggie of beads and was encouraged to barter with the newcomers (aka Mrs. Young, Mrs. Eliason and Mrs. Potts) at the trading post. Some children did a good job getting the best possible deal. Others accepted whatever “price” was suggested.
This week, we sent home a note explaining our valentine exchange, which will be on Feb. 12th. We only exchange valentines with our homeroom (not the entire double class). We sent home class lists, but please do not have your child address cards to specific people if they can’t read all of the names. However, kids who can read all of the names should address cards. Of course, bringing valentines is optional.