Cheri's Weekly Update 4-4-14

posted Apr 8, 2014, 8:19 AM by Cynthia Friedman
Upcoming Events:
Thursday, April 10: Eugene Concert Choir presentation: “This Land is My Land’
Tuesday, April 22: Earth Day
Tuesday, April 22: Puppet Show - $1.00 per child
Friday, May 2: Cheri’s Class to Chapala’s for Cinco de Mayo lunch 

Spring Break: We enjoyed hearing about everyone’s adventures during Spring break. I was fortunate to be able to attend the American Montessori Society’s (AMS) annual conference in Dallas, Texas. I joined 2,800 other Montessorians attending four days of workshops, keynote presentations and various meetings and celebrations. What a professionally exhilarating experience! 

PUPPET SHOW: The Jordan Schnitzer Museum Puppet Theater will present a special Japanese style puppet show for our students on April 22 at 1:00 pm. A donation of $1.00 per student is requested. Please send one dollar to school with your student by Monday, April 21. If the cost presents a hardship and you would like scholarship information, please call the office (541-681-9662) 

OUR TEACHER-INTERN FROM CHINA: Shuting has started teaching small group Chinese cultural lessons. This week the children enjoyed her presentation about Chinese theater and mask-making. 

SING WITH THE EUGENE CHOIR: Thanks to the Eugene Concert Choir Outreach Program (ECCO), students at Ridgeline will have the opportunity to learn a song and perform on stage at the Hult Center. Next Thursday, 4/10, the music education director will visit our classroom and teach the song; ‘This Land is My Land’. She will also leave a CD with which to practice. Students that participate will receive two free passes to attend a performance and to join the choir on stage when their song is sung! The Hult Center performance is scheduled for Saturday, April 26, at 11:00am. More information to follow… 

VOLCANOES: Following our study of the ‘Layers of the Earth’, students are learning about volcanoes. Today we discussed the parts of a volcano. Older children are researching famous volcanoes. If you have books or materials that support our learning, please consider sharing. 

BOTANY: Also this month children will be germinating seeds and identifying parts and types of seeds. We hope to do container gardening in the space behind our classroom. 

HOMEWORK: Please return homework packets Friday. 

Sharing theme: Week of 4/7- a joke or comic, Week of 4/14- Something fragile
A new sharing list is attached. 

Cheri and Azusa *For more information about Ridgeline events, visit the website: