Cheri's Weekly Update 11-8-13

posted Nov 8, 2013, 10:27 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Upcoming Events:

Monday, 11/11           No School. Veteran’s Day

Friday, 11/15              Book fair at Barnes and Noble 6:00-8:00pm

Thursday, 11/21        Send veggies that students can prepare for Stone Soup

Friday, 11/22              Stone Soup play and lunch celebration

Mon thru Fri.11/25-29   No School. Budget reduction days + Thanksgiving.


No School Next MOnday: Monday, Nov. 11, is a holiday-Veterans Day!


Bookfair plans: The book fair at Barnes & Noble is next Friday, November 15th. The fun begins at 6:00pm with performances and activities from every classroom. My class will offer a bookmark and story writing table from 6:00-7:00. Other classes plan to recite poetry, play ukuleles, and the choir will sing. Please join us. A percentage of books purchased at Barnes & Noble the day of the book fair will go to Ridgeline if buyers request it. This includes friends and family around the country! Books make great holiday gifts!


HOMEWORK: Please return homework packets on Friday morning this week.


Conferences: I so enjoyed meeting with students and their families during conferences. Thanks for your involvement and support of your child’s education.


Holiday Traditions: In our Montessori classroom, students learn about cultures from all over the world. Every year at this time I invite families to share their family's holiday traditions with our classroom community. Often a parent will come in and, with their child, tell a story about how/what their family celebrates. Other times a child may bring something from home and show/tell the class. In past years we have watched the lighting of a four-generation menorah, learned about the seven principles of Kwanzaa, heard the story of baby Jesus born in a stable, learned about the Indian Festival of Lights: Diwali, seen homemade tree ornaments and candle-making, read about the Mexican holiday, Las Posadas; enjoyed photos from a family’s Winter Solstice celebration, and more! If you would like to share a family tradition, please let me know.


INTERNATIONAL DAY: Our International Day celebration was wonderful! Every child made a flag and shared information about their country. Twenty-two countries were represented and the international foods that were shared made a wonderful snack. Thank you for your support of this annual event.


Sharing   Week of 11/11: A joke or comic strip  Week of: 11/18: Something made from cotton


*Artist of the month: Matisse   *Composer of the month: Bach


Thanks for sharing your fantastic children.       Cheri and Azusa


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