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Cheri's Weekly Update 4-5-18

posted Apr 5, 2018, 2:55 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Upcoming Events:
April 9 Track Town Pizza Fundraiser
April 18 All school photo
April 22 Earth Day
April 24 Project Fair (3:05-4:05 or 6:00-7:00)
May 4 No school for students. Professional Development for teachers.

SHARING SUGGESTION: 4/2 An item made with wood, 4/9 A joke or comic

PROJECT FAIR: Every year Ridgeline holds a school-wide Project Fair. Students research a topic of their choice then create a visual display to share the information with others. Here are some examples of projects completed by students from previous years: a model of a car engine built with Legos, pictures of pets and how to care for them, pictures and facts about the life of Houdini, a mobile of the solar system, a volcano model, pictures and facts showing the life cycle of a frog, a plant experiment, rules and playing instructions for soccer, 3 generations of a “family tree.” Most projects are completed at home with family supporting students as needed. Poster boards for Project Fair ($3.00) are available for sale in the office.

This year’s Project Fair happens Tuesday, April 24. On that day family and friends can tour the classrooms and enjoy the displayed projects after school at 3:05-4:05 or in the evening from 6:00-7:00. Even if your student doesn’t have a project this year, please come and support the efforts of others. Let me know if you would like more information, project ideas or a cardboard display.

ASTRONOMY/GEOGRAPHY: Our study of our Solar System concludes with the last of our planet research presentations this week. We now journey inside the Earth and explore the inner layers. When we reach the outermost layer, the crust, we turn our attention to the wide variety of land and water formations covering Earth’s surface. If you have books or materials that support our studies please consider sharing.

ZOOLOGY: Vertebrate studies started with fish then amphibians, reptiles, and birds. Now we’ll concentrate on the last group of vertebrates-mammals. Ask your student if they remember the three categories of mammals. (*hint-how/where are young formed?)

BOTANY: A study of roots come next in our Botany curriculum. If you enjoy gardening with your child take some time to look closely at the roots of plants. Talk about the different types and purpose of roots.

Thank you for sharing your bright and enthusiastic children!

Cheri & Azusa *For more information about Ridgeline’s calendar of events, visit website: www.ridgeline.org

Cheri's Weekly Update 3-14-18

posted Mar 14, 2018, 3:32 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Upcoming Events:
February 23-March 23 Direct Donation Drive
March 26-April 2: Spring Break. No School.

SHARING THEME SUGGESTION: 3/12 An instrument or collection, 3/19 A favorite book

PROJECT FAIR: Every year Ridgeline holds a school-wide Project Fair. Students research a topic of their choice then create a visual display to share the information with others. Here are some examples of projects completed by students from previous years: a model of a car engine built with Legos, pictures of pets and how to care for them, pictures and facts about the life of Houdini, a mobile of the solar system, a volcano model, pictures and facts showing the life cycle of a frog, a plant experiment, rules and playing instructions for soccer, 3 generations of a “family tree.” Most projects are completed at home with family supporting students as needed. Poster boards for Project Fair ($3.00) are available for sale in the office. This year’s Project Fair is Tuesday, April 24. On that day family and friends can tour the classrooms and enjoy the displayed projects after school at 3:05-4:05 or in the evening from 6:00-7:00. Let me know if you would like more information, project ideas or a cardboard display.

OUR FIELD TRIP TO HULT CENTER & EUGENE LIBRARY: Tuesday’s field trip was amazing in so many ways. The concert at the Hult Center was fantastic! Noam’s mother, Idit Shner, lead a Jazz group on stage alongside the Eugene Symphony Orchestra. We learned all about the type of jazz music called swing and about syncopated rhythm as in Ragtime. We enjoyed listening to music by Scott Joplin, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. The audience all danced to the George Gershwin song, I Got Music. Such fun! After the concert we walked to the Eugene Library and enjoyed a tour of the book sorting room and a story. When finished we walked over to the LTD downtown station to board our bus back to school and watched as the bus left without us!! The LTD director rescued us by sending for an off-duty bus and taking all of us back to school on our own special bus. We were a bit late for dismissal but parents were relieved to see us when we finally returned. Thanks for your patience.

Cheri & Azusa

Cheri's Weekly Update 3-8-18

posted Mar 8, 2018, 12:11 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Upcoming Events:
Sunday, March 11: Daylight Savings time-move clocks forward one hour
Tuesday, March 13: Hult Center Youth Concert and library visit field trip
Tuesday, March 13: State Testing presentation for Families (6:30-7:30pm)

SHARING THEME SUGGESTION:
3/5 A poem or joke, 3/12 An instrument or collection

Montessori Parent Education Night:
Supporting the Montessori Program, Supporting Your Child
Thursday, March 8th
6-7:30 pm

Montessori teacher and consultant Annabeth Jensen will be joining us for a rich night of Montessori parent education. The evening's presentation will focus on supporting the Second Plane Child, our 6-12 year old students in lower and upper elementary. This is also an excellent opportunity for kinder parents to learn more about what changes to expect in the Montessori classroom as their kiddos progress through the program. Learning more about the scientific, child-centered approach of Montessori is a powerful way to support the school, the classroom, and your child.

Annabeth is a Montessori teacher, consultant, mentor, and instructional coach. She has lectured at Montessori teacher training programs and conventions nationwide, has served as the president of the Oregon Montessori Association board of directors, and has been working as an AMI Elementary Consultant for the past eight years. Her dedication to inclusive practices in Montessori classrooms has guided her work with public Montessori schools in Oregon.

Childcare provided.
RSVP to 541-681-9662 to reserve a spot

MARCH 13 FIELD TRIP TO HULT CENTER & EUGENE LIBRARY: The class will attend an elementary youth concert at the Hult Center, Tuesday, March 13. The Orchestra Swings concert is sponsored by the Eugene Symphony Orchestra. The class leaves Ridgeline at 11:10 on LTD bus. We’ll walk from the downtown bus station to the Hult Center. After the concert, the class will walk to the Eugene Library and enjoy a tour of the sorting room and a story. Please complete the attached permission form along with a payment of $6.00 per student. Scholarships are available for this performance. If you would like scholarship information, please email: cheri.spies@ridgeline.org

ASTRONOMY:
Your children already know so much about the Solar System! Ask for some facts and they’ll share their knowledge with you. Soon we’ll explore Inner Earth!

RESEARCH: A popular aspect of the Montessori elementary curriculum is the opportunity children have to complete independent research. As we progress through studies in science and social science topics, a student may develop a special interest in a particular animal, country, invention, civilization, etc. Teachers welcome this interest and encourage the student (or students) to gather and organize information into a research project. When complete, students generally present the project to their classmates.

Speaking of research, the Ridgeline Project Fair is scheduled for Tuesday, April 24. Our upcoming Spring Break would be a great time to spend time working on a project! Wondering what the Project Fair is??...

PROJECT FAIR: Every year Ridgeline holds a school-wide Project Fair. Students research a topic of their choice then create a visual display to share information with others. Here are some examples of projects completed by students from previous years: a model of a car engine built with Legos, pictures of pets and how to care for them, pictures and facts about the life of Houdini, a mobile of the solar system, a volcano model, pictures and facts showing the life cycle of a frog, a plant experiment, rules and playing instructions for soccer, 3 generations of a “family tree.” Most projects are completed at home with family supporting students as needed. Poster boards for Project Fair ($3.00) are available for sale in the office. This year’s Project Fair is Tuesday, April 24. On that day families and friends can tour the classrooms and enjoy the displayed projects after school at 3:05-4:05 or in the evening from 6:00-7:00. Let me know if you would like more information, project ideas or a cardboard display.

Cheri & Azusa *For more information about Ridgeline’s calendar of events, visit website: www.ridgeline.org

“The Orchestra Swings” Permission Form

On Tuesday, March 13, our class will attend the Elementary youth concert, The Orchestra Swings, sponsored by the Eugene Symphony Orchestra. After the 12:30 performance at the Eugene Hult Center we’ll walk to the Eugene public library where we’ll enjoy a story and a tour of the sorting room. An LTD bus will transport us to and from school. The class will leave school at 11:10 and return by 2:45. The cost for the concert, tour and transportation is $6.00 per person. Please complete and return the attached permission form and payment (check to Ridgeline Montessori Charter School or cash) and return as soon as possible. Scholarships are available for this performance. If you would like scholarship information please email: cheri.spies@ridgeline.org

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

My child, _________________, has permission to attend the Orchestra Swings concert followed by a tour of the Eugene Public Library onTuesday, March 13. Students will be transported by LTD bus.

_________________ ______
parent signature date

____ I have enclosed $6.00 for performance ticket and transportation.

Cheri's Class Weekly Update 2-23-18

posted Feb 23, 2018, 12:22 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Upcoming Events:
Friday, Feb. 23: Pasta Dinner 5:00-7:00pm
Sunday, March 11: Daylight Savings time-move clocks forward one hour
Tuesday, March 13: Hult Center Youth Concert and library visit field trip

SHARING SUGGESTION: 2/26 An item from another country, 3/5 A poem or a joke

PASTA DINNER: February 23, 5-7pm! – Mark your calendar and spread the word! Please join us for delicious food with friends and families, all supporting Ridgeline Montessori and kicking off the DDD! The platters for the silent auction are amazing and we’ve received more than 30 donations for the raffle and auction.

ASIAN CELEBRATION 2018: A wonderful time was had by all! Check out photos/videos on our class Facebook page. Our heartfelt thanks goes out to SatPavan for taking the time to teach our students and for providing the opportunity for them to perform ♥️

ASTRONOMY: Your children already know so much about the Solar System! Ask for some facts and they’ll share their knowledge with you. Soon we’ll explore Inner Earth!

HISTORY:
Time is a fascinating topic. The students have been learning to tell time using digital as well as analog clocks. Please be sure you have one of each displayed in your home to help your child practice. Older kids have been practicing converting hours to minutes and vise-versa as well as calculating elapsed time. If you can find a way to fit these concepts into your daily lives the learning will become more real and useful. Elapsed time is the amount of time between two activities. For example: check the time before you go shopping and again when you’re finished. Figure out how long it took. You can even think like a scientist and make some predictions beforehand…have fun!

Cheri & Azusa *For more information about Ridgeline’s calendar of events, visit website: www.ridgeline.org

Cheri's Weekly Update 2-14-18

posted Feb 14, 2018, 11:53 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Upcoming Events:
Sunday, Feb.18: Cheri’s Class Bhangra Dance Performance Sunday at 4:15
Monday, Feb. 19: President’s Day, No School
Friday, Feb. 23: Pasta Dinner 5:00-7:00pm
Sunday, March 11: Daylight Savings time-move clocks forward one hour
Tuesday, March 13: Hult Center Youth Concert and library visit field trip

SHARING: 2/12 An item from another country, 2/19 A recipe, song or poem

A new Sharing List is attached!

VALENTINE’S DAY: Valentine’s Day was so much fun! Thanks so much for your support!

ASIAN CELEBRATION 2018:
Students from our class are invited to participate in the Bhangra dance performances during the 2018 Asian Celebration. The event is held at the Lane Events Center on Saturday and Sunday, February 18 and 19. Admission is free for kids and $6.00 a day for adults but families of children that participate will receive one free adult admission for both days of the festival! Please let me know if your student will participate and I’ll be sure your name is on the free admission list. The dance they have been practicing is wonderfully energetic. Our kids are scheduled to dance on Sunday at 4:30. Please arrive by 4:00 and check in with Azusa or me behind the main stage. Bhangra dance instructor, SatPavan encourages girls to wear a colorful outfit-skirt or pants. Boys are asked to wear jeans and a plain, light colored shirt. We’ll have a colorful sash and headband for them to wear. Hope you and your student can attend! Visit this website for more information: http://asiancelebration.org

ASTRONOMY: Our very own sun, a medium-sized star, is the center of our solar system. We will spend the next few weeks learning about the planets, dwarf planets, moons, and asteroids. If you have items or books that will enhance this study please consider sharing.

HISTORY: Time is a fascinating topic. Not only are students honing their time telling skills, they are also exploring the plants and animals that lived during the Earth’s geologic history. If you have items or books that will enhance this study please consider sharing.

Cheri & Azusa *For more information about Ridgeline’s calendar of events, visit website: www.ridgeline.org



 

Cheri's Weekly Update 1-30-18

posted Jan 31, 2018, 12:22 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Upcoming Events:

Friday, Feb. 9: Re-enrollment deadline

Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day

Sat/Sun, Feb. 17-18: Asian Celebration

Sunday, Feb.18: Cheri’s Class Bhangra Dance Performance Sunday at 4:15

 

SHARING: 1/29 An item made with wool, 2/5 A measuring tool

 

RE-ENROLLMENT FORM

Dear Ridgeline Families, 

The electronic re-enrollment form is now available! Let us know your student’s enrollment plan for next year before February 9th.

The re-enrollment form is used for: 

o   securing your current student’s spot for the 2018-19 school year.

o   signing up for sibling preference. 

·      If you have a sibling of a currently enrolled student, who you wish to enroll for the 2018-19 school year, this is how you sign up for sibling preference. 

·      releasing your student’s spot for the 2018-19 school year.

·       If you do not plan to attend Ridgeline next year, let us know on the form. 

It only takes a few minutes to complete. URLhttps://goo.gl/P6X5u4

 

**Families that do not have access to the internet please check with the office.

 

FIELD TRIP TO HOUSE OF CHEN – Our trip to House of Chen was wonderful. When we arrived at the restaurant a group of parents awaited us! I especially appreciate the parents that accompanied us on the buses. They helped keep our students safe and on schedule. Thanks for all your support.

 

VALENTINE’S DAY: Valentine’s Day is February 14. The students are weaving special, heart-shaped envelopes to hold their cards. If your child would like to bring cards for their classmates, please be sure there is one for everyone. I will attach a class list.

 

ASIAN CELEBRATION 2018: Students from our class are invited to participate in the Bhangra dance performances during the 2018 Asian Celebration. The event is held at the Lane Events Center on Saturday and Sunday, February 17 and 18. Admission is free for kids and $6.00 a day for adults but families of children that participate will receive one free adult admission for both days of the festival! Please let me know if your student will participate and I’ll be sure your name is on the free admission list. The dance they have been practicing is wonderfully energetic. Our kids are scheduled to dance on Sunday at 4:30. Please arrive by 4:00 and check in with Azusa or me behind the main stage. Bhangra dance instructor, SatPavan encourages girls to wear a colorful outfit-skirt or pants. Boys are asked to wear jeans and a plain, light colored shirt. We’ll have a colorful sash and headband for them to wear. Hope you and your student can attend! Visit this website for more information:http://asiancelebration.org

 

ASTRONOMYNow that everyone has created a galaxy (some even named theirs!), we move on to the life cycle of stars. All stars are formed within a cloud of gas (hydrogen) and dust called a nebula. The final stage of a star’s life depends on its mass. Medium-sized stars end up as a brown dwarf star. Very large stars become a black hole!

 

ZOOLOGYThe next group of vertebrate animals is birds. Birds are warm-blooded and covered with feathers.  They are the first animal to stay and care for their young. If you have books or other materials that support our studies please consider sharing.

 

SILVERWARE: We still need spoons & forks! We usually have extra spoons and forks that the students can use for their lunches but we are gradually losing them. Please consider including silverware in your student’s lunch. And if you have some extra (smallish) spoons and/or forks that you would like to donate please send them in. Thanks!

 

Cheri & Azusa *For more information about Ridgeline’s calendar of events, visit website: www.ridgeline.org

Cheri's Weekly Update 1-11-18

posted Jan 11, 2018, 12:44 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Upcoming Events:
Wed/Thu, Jan. 10-11: Dickie Jo’s Fundraiser
Friday, Jan. 12: Talent Show & Grandparents Day
Monday, Jan. 15: Martin Luther King Day, NO SCHOOL
Friday, Jan. 26: Re-enrollment forms sent home
Monday, Jan. 29: Grading Day, NO SCHOOL
Friday, Feb. 9: Re-enrollment Forms due
Sat/Sun, Feb. 17-18: Asian Celebration
Sunday, Feb.18: Cheri’s Class Bhangra Dance Performance Sunday at 4:15

SHARING: 1/8/18 An Item made with wool, 1/15/18 A photo or greeting card

I AM JAZZ by Jessica Herthel & Jazz Jennings. This book tells the story, in very simple terms, of a child who is transgender. “Jazz is a child that was born with a girl’s brain in a boy’s body. This confuses her family until they go to see a doctor who told them that Jazz was transgender and that she had been born that way.”

I would like to read this book to the class. I wanted to let you know since your child may have questions or want to discuss it with you. If you have concerns or would like to peruse the book beforehand, just let me know. I have a copy of the book and there’s also one in our parent library. Feel free to email cheri.spies@ridgeline.org, send a note or call the office and leave a message for me: 541-681-9662.

CELEBRATIONS: January is the month we learn about/celebrate African American History and Dr. Martin Luther King. February’s celebrations include Chinese New Year, President’s Day, Valentines Day and Eugene Asian Celebration- during which our students will perform Bhangra dance!

BIRTHDAYS: Speaking of celebrations, if you would like to celebrate your student’s birthday Montessori style-with a poster and a walk-around-the-sun, let me know in advance and we’ll schedule a time that’s convenient for you to come into the classroom and share your child’s story. This special event usually takes about 30 minutes. Birthday celebrations can happen anytime during the birthday month. Of course we are always happy to sing Happy Birthday on a student’s real birthday! Questions? Send an email or a note.

ASTRONOMY & GEOLOGY: During January and February we’ll focus on galaxies, stars and our own solar system. We’ll also study about volcanoes, types of rocks, fossils and landforms. If you have books or items that support this learning please consider sharing.

BOTANY & ZOOLOGY: During January and February we’ll focus on the last two groups of vertebrates: birds and mammals. We will also study about bulbs and complete scientific observations. If you have books or items that support this learning please consider sharing.

Cheri & Azusa *For more information about Ridgeline’s calendar of events, visit website: www.ridgeline.org

Cheri's Weekly Update 12-6-17

posted Dec 7, 2017, 12:16 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Upcoming Events:
December 9: LuLaRoe Fundraiser
December 14: Mod Pizza Fundraiser
December 15: Grandparents Day
December 18 thru January 2: Winter Break
Wednesday, January 3: First day back to school
Friday, January 12: Grandparents Day & Talent Show
Monday, January 15: Martin Luther King Day, NO SCHOOL

SHARING: 12/4 –A sign of Winter or Holiday Tradition, 12/11 –Symbol of a Holiday Tradition

HOLIDAY TRADITIONS:
We would love to hear about a special holiday tradition your family enjoys. If you are able to come in and share the story of a tradition, please let me know and we will schedule a time. Otherwise, your student can tell the class. A holiday item such as a menorah, an ornament, a card or a book can also be shared. Questions? Send a note, call the office (541.681.9662) or send me an emailcheri.spies@ridgeline.org

STUDENT MARKETPLACE:
Last Saturday our students sold their fabulous creative items and donated a portion of their profits to Ridgeline! Thank you!

LuLaRoe: On Saturday, December 9, 11:00am-1:00pm, local LuLaRoe consultants will bring their inventories to the Ridgeline gym for a fundraising event to benefit Ridgeline Montessori. There will be over 4,000 pieces of inventory available to shop from, so proceeds to Ridgeline could be substantial. Get those holiday shopping gift lists, and head on down to the gym on the Dec. 9th. You don't want to miss this!

JOY OF SHARING BASKETS:
Our annual food drive, Joy of Sharing, is scheduled for the week of December 11-15. Students are encouraged to bring non-perishable donations to school. In addition to food, other items such as toilet paper and personal hygiene items are welcome. With the donated items, we will create and distribute food baskets to Ridgeline families in need, to help them over winter break.

STUDENT TALENT SHOW:
The students heard all about this upcoming event today from classroom parent, Kate Downing (Eden’s mom), and they were very excited about the possibilities! If you have questions or would like to volunteer for the Talent Show please contact Kate:wobblykate@hotmail.com

ASTRONOMY & GEOLOGY:
During December, January and February we’ll focus on galaxies, stars and our own solar system. We’ll also study about volcanoes, types of rocks, fossils, and landforms. If you have books or items that support this learning please consider sharing.

Attendance: Thank you for letting us know when your student is ill or will be out for an appointment. You can email cheri.spies@ridgeline.org andattendance@ridgeline.org or call the office 541.681.9662









Cheri & Azusa

Cheri's Weekly 11-16-17

posted Nov 16, 2017, 9:29 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Friday, Nov. 17: Harvest Party in the classroom, Barnes & Noble Book Fair
Tuesday, Nov. 21: Veggie Slicing for Stone Soup
Wednesday, Nov. 22: Stone Soup Celebration
Thursday/Friday, Nov. 24-25: No School. Happy Thanksgiving.
Student Marketplace: December 2
Grandparents Day: December 15 and January 12

SHARING: 11/13 –An item that weighs less than 5 pounds, 11/20 –An item made with wool

HARVEST PARTY: This Friday students will harvest the lettuce and other greens they have been growing in our garden since September. Our gardening volunteer, Kate Walser (Brigg’s mom), also plans to make a ranch dressing and wholesome pumpkin muffins to go with our delicious salad. Please send a bowl and fork with your child’s lunch on Friday.

BARNES & NOBLE BOOK FAIR – Our annual book fair at Barnes and Noble is this Friday! Please join us at the Barnes and Noble Book Fair to purchase holiday gifts, watch classroom performances, and enjoy a fun evening together. A percentage of the book fair purchases at Barnes & Noble will go to Ridgeline. This includes friends’ and family purchases at stores around the country! Just give them the book fair ID number 12212015. All purchases need to be made November 17-22. You must tell the cashier you are with our book fair and give the ID number for it to count toward the book fair. Online purchases do count, although the percentage back to Ridgeline is much less.

Book Fair Performance Schedule
· 6:00pm Diana – reciting poems “What is a Book?” and “I like Fall”
· 6:15pm Emily's Class – singing songs “Glorious” and “A Place in the Choir”
· 6:30pm Eric's Class – singing songs “Limerick Song” and “Sixpence”
· 6:45pm Cheri's Class – singing songs “Over the River” and “This Little Light”
· 7:00pm Middle School – T.R.U.E. performance
· 7:20pm Book buying break!
· 7:35pm Clint's Class – “Postcards from National Parks”
· 7:50pm Sharon's Class – “The Adventures of Superman” radio show
· 8:10pm Mary's Class – “Famous Journeys of Explorers” play

STONE SOUP CELEBRATION: It’s that time again! Every year all Ridgeline students gather together to prepare and share a meal of soup and bread. Please send vegetables for washing, peeling and/or slicing by Tuesday, Nov. 21. We need volunteers to come into the classroom on Tuesday morning (9:30-10:30) to help the children wash, peel and slice vegetables! If you can help with the vegetable preparation on Tuesday morning, please let me know! Thank you.

“MUSICAL TIME MACHINE” HULT CENTER: We learned so much about the history of music and the composers from different musical eras! The Eugene Symphony orchestra along with Bill Hulings also entertained and taught us about four elements of music: rhythm, melody, harmony and timbre. Ask your student to tell you about this special student concert!

TRICK or TREAT for UNICEF: The kids brought in $87.41! Thank you for your support.

Cheri & Azusa *For more information about Ridgeline’s calendar of events, visit website: www.ridgeline.org

 

 

 

 

Cheri's Weekly Update 11-2-17

posted Nov 2, 2017, 12:58 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Upcoming Events:
Sunday, Nov. 5: Daylight Saving Time ends. Enjoy an extra hour of sleep!
Friday, Nov. 10: Veteran’s Day. No School.
Tuesday, Nov. 14: Field trip to Hult Center, Musical Time Machine
Friday, Nov. 17: Barnes & Noble Book Fair
Tuesday, Nov. 21: Veggie Slicing for Stone Soup
Wednesday, Nov. 22: Stone Soup Celebration
Thursday/Friday, Nov. 24-25: No School. Happy Thanksgiving.

SHARING: 10/30-A Riddle, Poem or Joke, 11/6 -An Instrument or a Collection

HULT CENTER, NOVEMBER 14: Our class will attend a special youth concert, The Musical Time Machine, at the Hult Center on Tuesday, November 14. We will ride the9:25 LTD bus to the Downtown Station then walk the rest of the way. We return to school by 12:30 in time for lunch. Please send a pocket snack for your students to eat along the way. The cost is $5.00 per student. Please complete the attached permission form and return as soon as possible. If you would like a hard copy of the form sent home, just let me know.

PUMPKIN PATCH FIELD TRIP: Our pumpkin Patch Field trip to Detering’s Orchards was great! The weather was warm and sunny, the Golden Delicious apples were sweet and juicy and our wagon ride was fast, muddy and bumpy! Before taking them home, the students washed, weighed and measured their pumpkins.

BOTANY STUDIES: Our trip to Detering’s Orchard was the perfect introduction to our next Botany study. We are investigating pumpkin seeds, the pumpkin life cycle and parts of a pumpkin! We may even roast some seeds and make some pumpkin muffins. Yum!

AMAZING INTERNATIONAL DAY: This year’s International Day celebration was extra special thanks to our students and parent volunteers. We began the day by taking time for children to show their costumes and international objects to their classmates. Next, with help from our volunteers, the kids researched their country to find information and make a flag. When everyone was ready the children arranged themselves into continent groups and shared their country information and flag. Next Vicente and his mother, Gemma, performed a traditional Chilean Folk dance! After recess, the students found a wide variety of international foods displayed on tables in the classroom. Lunch was fantastic! Check out the photos on our Facebook page.

Thank you, families, for your support of this annual tradition.

Cheri & Azusa *For more information about Ridgeline’s calendar of events, visit website: www.ridgeline.org

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