Cheri's Class Update 3-5-2020

posted Mar 6, 2020, 10:00 AM by Cynthia Friedman   [ updated Mar 12, 2020, 3:37 PM ]
Sunday, March 8: Daylight Savings Time begins. Set clocks ahead one hour.
Wednesday, March 11: LTD Touch Pass Survey Deadline
Friday, March 13: Commit to Return to Ridgeline form available
Saturday, March 14: RCO Book Swap. 10:00AM to 1:00PM. Books and yummy baked goods.
Tuesday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day
Friday, March 20: All School Sing-along, Commit to return form due
March 22-28: Spring Break
Monday, March 30: Planning Day for teachers. No school for students.
Tuesday, March 31:
First day back to school after Spring Break

SHARING-suggested themes: Week of 3/9- Item from another country, Week of 3/16- Favorite book, Week of 3/30-Item from nature

Homework Envelopes: Please help your student remember to return homework folders by Friday of each week. Thanks.

American Montessori Society Annual Conference: The American Montessori Society (AMS) is the largest Montessori organization in the United States. It accredits Montessori teacher training programs and provides support to schools, staff and families. This year the 2020 Annual Conference is happening in Dallas, Texas and I plan to attend! I look forward to touring a public Montessori school in the area as well as attending workshops, keynote presentations and discussion groups.

I’ll be out of the classroom Wednesday through Friday, March 11-13. I can’t wait to share all that I see and learn! I’m grateful to Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School for encouraging and funding participation in professional development opportunities. If you are interested in learning more, check out this website:

INTENT TO RETURN: Every year we ask our current families what their enrollment plans are for the upcoming school year. This year the intent to return online form will be available starting March 16th. This is how you retain your student’s spot at Ridgeline. Deadline for submission-March 20.

POLAR REGIONS: Our study of Earth’s Polar regions continues as students begin work on a diorama that represents a polar region. Please bring a (smallish) shoe box to school for this project. If you have items/books that support this work please consider sharing.

PROJECT FAIR: Every year Ridgeline holds a school-wide Project Fair. In our classroom, 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 ($5.00) are available for sale in the office. This year’s Project Fair is Wednesday, April 29. 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.

Thank you, Cheri & Azusa

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