Cheri's Weekly Update 9-28-17

posted Sep 28, 2017, 11:26 AM by Cynthia Friedman
Upcoming Events:
Thursday, Sept. 28: Cheri’s Class Picnic 5:30-6:30pm
Friday, September 29: Jog-a-thon
Wednesday, Oct. 4: Bike and Walk to School Day
Friday, Oct. 13: No School. Statewide In-service for teachers
Friday, Oct. 20: Vision Screening
Wednesday, Oct. 18: Curriculum Sharing
Friday, Oct. 27: International Day in Cheri’s Class
Monday, Tuesday Oct. 30, 31: No School—Student led Conferences

SHARING: week of 10/2- An item with a 3-syllable name or a flower, 10/9- A sign of fall

CHERI’S CLASS FAMILY PICNIC: Please join us Thursday, September 28, 5:30-6:30 for our class picnic. Meet new friends and old. Bring your family, a blanket and a picnic dinner. We’ll gather on the hillside behind the classroom. You'll have the chance to sign up for laundry, water bottle fill-up, gardening, sewing and field trip volunteers. See you there!

CHESS CLUB: Unfortunately Brian Schartz is unable to teach Chess this year. What about other types of table games? If a couple of adults would like to supervise checkers, Yahtzee or other games during this hour we have the space to make it happen! Let me know if you are interested.

BOTANY STUDIES: What is the ancient ancestor of maize (corn)? We watched a fascinating video that explained why scientists were never able to find the wild relative of corn and thought it was extinct! Recently fossils of the ancestor of corn—teosinte, were finally discovered. They were nearly 9000 years old! Ask your student to explain or watch this YouTube video together:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBuYUb_mFXA Enjoy!

DRESS UP FOR INTERNATIONAL DAY: On Friday, Oct. 27, students in Cheri’s Class are invited to celebrate International Day by dressing in clothing or bringing something from another country. The items can be anything from a ‘French beret’ or ‘Mexican sombrero’ to something more elaborate. As well as making flags and maps, each child will have an opportunity to research and share information about their country. Afterwards, we’ll snack on some international foods. The snacks need to be commercially prepared and packaged or prepared at school. If you can help with snack donations or classroom set up, please let me know. Questions? Email or send a note.

Cheri & Azusa *For more information about Ridgeline’s calendar of events, visit website: www.ridgeline.org
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