Eric's Weekly Update 5-30-13

posted May 30, 2013, 2:39 PM by Cynthia Friedman
Calendar      
Thursday, 5/30 Eric’s Class Cottage Meeting hosted by the Wayte’s
Saturday, 6/1 Design Bridge Work Party 10am-5pm
Wednesday, 6/5 Diversity Committee Meeting 6:30pm
Thursday, 6/6 Graduation 6-8pm
Friday, 6/7 NO SCHOOL – Grading Day
Saturday, 6/8 Design Bridge 10am-5pm
Sunday, 6/9 Ridgeline Open House 1-4pm
Monday 6/10 Eric’s Class field trip to Skate World
Monday, 6/10 Site Council Meeting 6:15-7:45pm
Tuesday, 6/11 Year End School Picnic 5:30pm
Wednesday, 6/12 Field Day 10am-12:45pm
Wednesday, 6/12 Last Day of School early release 1:00pm and 1:15pm
Wednesday, 6/19 Office Closes

SUMMER VACATION!
Monday, 8/26 Office Re-Opens 

This week…
During the past two weeks we have been review previous lessons and doing activities that strengthen skills. We are still having normal work periods, but just barely. It’s getting pretty hard to contain the explosion of energy that is happening. Our afternoons are spent with fun and challenging activities, but not really new material. The students are not really sitting still for those lessons anymore, but I am prepared for that and trying to be flexible.

Friday is our annual Move-Up Day. Next years students will visit our classroom, and our current 3rd years will visit their new classrooms. I am always sad to see the 3rd years move on to their new placements. Alas, it is the saddest time of the year for me. 

Next week and beyond…
In the coming days we will learn about polymers. This is the exception to the “no new lessons” I mentioned above, because it is so cool that it will hold the interest of all students.

Please note:
Next month we will be going out into the field (Skate World) to apply principles of gravity, centrifugal force, and momentum. Our reserved time is from 11:30 to 1:30 on Monday 6/10. We will be taking the LTD bus. Parents wishing to join us are kindly asked to meet us at Skate World as LTD doesn’t like groups larger than 30 getting on the bus. Permission slips will have all the necessary information.

Eric and Adrienne

 

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