Cheri's Weekly Update 9-14-11

posted Sep 14, 2011, 9:50 AM by Cynthia Friedman
Dear Ridgeline Families,

Welcome to our 2011-12 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 and are tardy if they arrive after 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 plant that we 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! Please be sure your child has a small cloth placemat that can be kept at school.

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 discussion and illustrations of planet Earth and our place on it.

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 clean and quiet.

Homework Bags: Our homework program will begin in October. Students from last year, please return your homework bags!

Upcoming Events:
Wednesday, 9/21 Picture Day
Tuesday, 9/27 RCO Meeting 6pm
Friday, 9/30 Vision Screening

Thank you for sharing your wonderful children. Cheri and Azusa