Cheri's Weekly Update 1-9-15

posted Jan 9, 2015, 10:04 AM by Cynthia Friedman
Many Thanks!! Azusa, Iris, LEI and I thank you for your cards, gifts, delicious treats and holiday wishes. We so appreciate our ridgeline families & wish you an awesome 2015! 

Upcoming Events:
Thursday, Jan. 15 Math Club
Monday, Jan. 19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. No School   
Tuesday, Feb. 17 “The Orchestra Rocks” Student Concert at Hult Center (10:30-11:20)
Friday, Jan. 30 No School. Grading Day. 

**HOMEWORK: Please return homework packets Friday morning. 

Sharing: 1/5 New Year’s resolution or favorite book, 1/12 a tool that measures volume or weight    
*A new sharing list is attached 

HOUSE OF CHEN: In honor of the upcoming Chinese New Year, we’ll enjoy lunch at House of Chen Chinese Restaurant on Wednesday, January 21. Our buffet style lunch will include three vegetarian choices and Mar Far Chicken. Students and adult supervisors will travel by LTD bus, leaving school at 9:15 and returning by 1:00. The cost is $7.50 per person. Student scholarships are available. If you would like scholarship information, please call the school office 541-681-9662. Permission forms will be sent home soon. We are in need of student supervisors for the field trip. Let me know if you are available. 

You may have noticed a new face in our classroom. Please welcome Ashley… 

Dear Families, My name is Ashley Redd and I will have the privilege of observing/assisting in Cheri’s classroom for the next ten weeks. This experience is an integrated part of my graduate studies and will help to inform the work that I am doing in the UO Teach program as I work towards my master's degree in Elementary Education. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to learn more about the wonderful work happening at Ridgeline and to become a part of this unique school community. Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have about myself or my student teaching over the next ten weeks. My email address is Thank you.

Montessori Tidbit: The Montessori Math Curriculum has several “strands” or components: Base 10 Operations, Memorization, Linear Counting, Fractions, Geometry and Word Problems. In addition to these, we teach Probability, Estimating, Rounding and Measurement. The Montessori Math materials help young children understand math concepts and processes in a concrete and visual way, an approach that makes sense developmentally. As children mature and begin to learn abstractly, these early experiences provide a strong foundation for higher-level knowledge. 

Thank you for sharing your amazing children.   
Cheri and Azusa 

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