Cheri's Weekly Update 11-12-15

posted Nov 17, 2015, 11:24 AM by Cynthia Friedman
Upcoming Events:
Friday 11/13: Book fair at Barnes and Noble 6:00pm-8:00pm
Tuesday 11/24: Bring vegetables to prepare in classroom for Stone Soup
Wednesday, 11/25: Stone Soup Celebration at school
Thursday-Friday, 11/26-27: No School. Thanksgiving holiday.
Monday-Friday, 12/14-18: Joy of Sharing
Monday, December 21: Winter Break begins
Tuesday, January 5: Back to School

**Return Homework Friday, please! No Homework during the Thanksgiving Holiday break.

Sharing Theme: Nov. 9- An item made with wool, Nov. 16- A recipe, song or poem

HULT CENTER FIELD TRIP TUESDAY, November 10: We had a wonderful time! This concert presented music and dance from several different countries and the children were mesmerized!

BOOK FAIR AT BARNES & NOBLE, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 6:00-8:00PM: This annual event is fast approaching. Every year we set up a bookmark table at the bookstore and this year students from our class will present Peace Poems and sing a song. Presentations begin at 6:00 pm and our class is scheduled for 6:50pm. Please let us know if your student will be able to attend the book fair. Questions? Email, send a note, or call the office (541-681-9662)

WATER BOTTLE FILLING TEAM: Several parents signed up to help with refilling water bottles for our classroom dispenser. So far I haven’t contacted volunteers because parents that pick up their children or walk into Ridgeline’s lobby and see empty bottles outside our door are taking care of this task. Feel free to email, send a note or check for empty bottles whenever it’s convenient. The students appreciate water in the classroom.

XTRA MATH: Many of Ridgeline’s students use this free online program to practice math facts. Many of our students add it to their workplans and use the computers at school. Students have a unique PIN that tracks progress. If you are interested in letting your student use x-tra math at home let us know, and we’ll send you the PIN. The address is https://xtramath.org. Enjoy!

ART DOUGH: During this week’s art class the children enjoyed using dough to create imprints. Several of the students asked that I share the 2 dough recipes so you can have fun trying them at home. These are both self-hardening dough but you can also place them in a low heat oven.

SALT DOUGH RECIPE
2 cups flour
1-cup salt
1-cup warm water

Directions: In a large bowl mix salt and flour. Gradually stir in water. Mix well until it forms a doughy consistency. With your hands, form a ball with your dough and knead it for at least 5 minutes. The longer you kneed your dough the smoother it will be. Store your salt dough in an airtight container and you will be able to use it for days. You can paint your creations with acrylic paints and seal with varnish or polyurethane spray. You can let your salt dough creations air dry, however salt dough can also be dried in the oven. Bake at 200 F until your creation is dry.

WHITE DOUGH RECIPE
1-cup baking soda
1-cup cornstarch
¾ cup warm water

Directions: Mix the dry ingredients in a pan then stir in warm water. Stir over medium heat until mixture begins to bubble and has is soft play dough consistency. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes. Knead for a few minutes until you have consistent and pliable dough. You can let your dough air dry or bake at 200 F until dry.

Thanks, Cheri and Azusa



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