We’re still having issues with the electronic version of our newsletter. If you’d like to see the pictures we’ve taken the past few weeks, you should go to the district website: www.corbett.k12.or.us and click “teachers” in the black bar at the top. From there, click “read all teacher notes” and scroll down to our entries. Clicking on our names under “grade school” will not work. Grrrr…technology is not always a blessing.
This week, the kids were broken up into 8 groups. Each group is learning about a different historical character who was in this area around the early 1800’s. Some of the people we’re studying had lives full of success and fame, such as John Jacob Astor. Others had lives full of disappointment and tragedy, such as Marcus Whitman. The groups are researching the character, taking notes and preparing a project to teach others about him (yes, they’re all men).
Our unit on safety covered pretty much every aspect of a kid’s life: home safety, stranger safety, school safety, animal safety and so on. We earned stars for demonstrating that we understood “rules” for safety and decorated our aluminum foil shields with them.
As you probably know, Monday is the 100th day of school. Kids are invited to wear costumes and bring instruments. You are invited to watch the parade. You can line the grade school hallway at 10am sharp. The parade will march past you on its way to the high school and middle school.