Cheri's Weekly Update 3-7-13

posted Mar 7, 2013, 11:11 AM by Cynthia Friedman
Upcoming events:
Friday, 3/8 Return Homework Packets
Saturday, 3/9 Pre-Lottery Information Session, 10:00am
Sunday, 3/10 Daylight Savings begins
Friday, 3/15 Parent’s Time Out, 5:30 ($10 per child)
Friday, 3/22 Return Homework Packets, Pajama Day in Cheri’s Class
March 25-April 1 Spring Break
Tuesday, April 2 Students back to school 

 ***Daylight Savings begins this Sunday, March 10. Remember to “spring forward” one hour!*** 

SHARING THEME: (week of 3/11) Something worn around the neck, (week of 3/18) Something made from cotton 

HOMEWORK PACKETS: Please return homework packets this Friday, March 8. 

Pajama Day: Friday, March 22, is Pajama Day! Children are invited to wear pajamas, slippers, and robes and to bring a lap-sized, stuffed animal to school. We plan to read stories and enjoy a movie with popcorn. Please be sure your child’s pajamas are warm enough and appropriate for school. Questions? E-mail 

MONTESSORI CONFERENCE IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA: Next Wednesday, 3/13, I leave for Orlando, Florida to attend the annual American Montessori Society Conference. During the conference I’ll tour Montessori schools and attend a variety of workshops. Since I’ll be gone through Monday, 3/18, please wait to return next week’s homework packets until the following Friday, 3/22. 

BHANGRA DANCE: The Bhangra dance performance was spectacular! The students were poised and confident. They had so much fun dancing for friends and family. Thank you for your support. I want to express our special thanks to SatPavan for her patient instruction. In years past we have collected donations from parents and purchased a gift certificate for SatPavan. If you would like to donate, please send a check (made out to Ridgeline) or cash in with your student by next Friday, March 15. If anyone recorded the performance and would like to share, we would love to watch it again! 

Biomes: Biomes are habitats and we are currently studying Tropical Rain Forests. Rainforests have the most abundant animal and plant life on Earth. Many of the products we use in daily life come from rainforests. Ask your student if they can name a few. If you have materials or books that support this learning, please consider sharing! 

TEACHER-INTERNS: We are enjoying getting to know our teacher interns: Mali, Liqun and Rui. Here is a brief greeting and introduction from each of them: 

Hello. My name is He Liqun and my English name is Ivy. I'm a junior student in Southwest University, Chongqing, China. My major is English Education. I come from Gansu province in northwest China, which reaches into the geographic center of the country. The capital of Gansu is Lan-chou, on the south bank of our Mother River Huang Ho (Yellow River).

In my spare time, I like doing sports, such as playing badminton, playing ping-pong and running. What's more, I like dancing, especially national dance of China. Furthermore, reading is interesting and educational.

After graduation, I plan to be an English teacher in high school at my hometown. At the same time, I want to continue my education. 

Hello, everyone. I am a student from China, and now I am doing my internship at Ridgeline Montessori. My Chinese name is Chen Mali, and my English name is Mary. I am a junior from Southwest University, Chongqing city, China. My major is English education. My hometown is Langzhong City, Sichuan province, which is an ancient city with more than 3000 years history. My hobbies are playing badminton, singing songs, traveling and watching movies. As for my career goal, I plan to teach English in China after I graduate. If possible, in the future, I want to teach Chinese here in America. 

Hello. My name is Yin Rui; I’m 21 years old. I come from Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province. My university is Southwest University and my major is English education. I’m good at swimming. In fact, I’m a member of our university swim team in China. I also like music and I play the gourd flute. After graduation I will be an English teacher in middle school or high school in China.