Cheri's Weekly Update 9-13-12

posted Sep 13, 2012, 2:54 PM by Cynthia Friedman
Dear Ridgeline Families, 

Welcome to our 2012-13 school year. The students, Azusa and I are spending our first days settling into our new classroom space. Thanks to all of you for your patience and support through this process. 

Arrival/Dismissal: This year children can enter the classrooms at 8:25. To avoid a tardy mark, children must be in the classroom by 8:40. 

Sharing: “Sharing” offers your student an opportunity to build self-confidence and communication skills. For this reason, I suggest a weekly theme so that parents can help their student think of 3 things to tell about their chosen topic. This week’s sharing theme is “a favorite plant or flower”. It would be wonderful if your child brings a small plant that can be cared for in the classroom this year. Next week: Something that begins with ‘b’ or ‘d’.

A Sharing schedule and Weekly Schedule are attached. If you would like hard copies, email or send a note and I’ll be sure you receive them. 

Lunch: Lunch begins at 11:40. Parents are welcome! 

Science: Iris Green, a retired Montessori teacher, will be working with groups of children again this year. The students so enjoy Iris’ special science and math lessons. This week’s lesson included an activity on gravity and magnetism, two of the four forces. 

Inside Shoes: Please be sure your child has a pair of hard-soled, inside shoes. Much of the ‘work’ in our classroom involves hands-on materials used on the rug. Inside shoes keep our classroom cleaner and quieter. 

Cheri’s Class Family Picnic: Please join us next Tuesday, September 18, 5:30-6:30, for a casual get-together on the grass behind our classroom. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy getting acquainted (or reacquainted) with our students and their families. Check out the classroom and the wonderful playground. Meet our new teacher-interns from China.

See you there! 
Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, 9/18 Cheri’s Class Picnic, 5:30-6:30
Wednesday, 9/19 Picture Day
Friday, 9/21 Read-a-thon Kick-off, 6-8pm
Tuesday, 9/25 RCO Meeting 6-7:30pm
Thursday, 10/12 No School. State In-Service Day 

Thank you for sharing your wonderful children. Cheri and Azusa