Cheri's Weekly Update 3-14-14

posted Mar 17, 2014, 10:56 AM by Cynthia Friedman
Upcoming Events:
Friday, March 21 Pajama Day in Cheri’s Class and the day before Spring break
March 24 thru 31 Spring Break (Classes resume Tuesday, April 1) 

Another Great Project Fair! This year’s Project Fair was the best one yet! An amazing variety of interesting projects were displayed in all the classrooms. Thanks for your support of this annual event. 

HOMEWORK: Please return homework packets Friday morning. 

PAJAMA DAY: Friday, March 21, is Pajama Day! Children are invited to wear pajamas, slippers, and robes and to bring one small, lap-sized, stuffed animal to school. We plan to read and write stories, complete research and watch a short movie. We’ll have popcorn during the movie or rice cakes for students that wear braces. Please be sure your child’s pajamas are warm enough and appropriate for school.

Questions? E-mail
cheri.spies@ridgeline.org 

STUDENTS FROM CHINA: Every semester for the past 4 years it has been our privilege to welcome a teacher intern into the classroom. These students come to us through the University of Oregon’s Oregon International Internship Program (OIIP). We all benefit from the Chinese language & culture lessons and, especially, the friendships formed with our interns. Enjoy this introduction from our current teacher intern…

A note from our new teacher-intern:
Greetings. I’m Zhang Shuting. I’m from China. I’m a junior at Southwest University and my major is English education. I will become a high school English teacher in China after graduation. I’m very interested in American culture and education. This internship gives me a good chance to improve my English and also to learn more about America. It’s my great honor to do my internship in this class. The children are so active and cute. I really enjoy being with them at school. 

TURN OFF ELECTRONICS AND READ ALOUD TO YOUR CHILDREN:
There are so many advantages to reading aloud to your children. Not only do you model and share your love of reading, you also help to increase your child’s vocabulary, reading comprehension, imagination, and concentration. Jim Trelease, author of the well-known book,
Read-Aloud Handbook, discusses the advantages to reading aloud to kids! For more information, check out this article: “The Hidden Benefits of Reading Aloud - Even For Older Kids”. http://www.greatschools.org/students/7104-read-aloud-to-children.gs 

Sharing theme: Week of 3/10: Something made from wool, Week of 3/17: A recipe, song or poem 

*For more information about Ridgeline events, visit the website: www.ridgeline.org 

Cheri and Azusa



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