Emily & Alisyn's Weekly Update 5-11-12

posted May 11, 2012, 12:23 PM by Cynthia Friedman
“It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” 
-Eleanor Roosevelt 

Eleanor is just one of the peacekeepers that we have been reading and learning about this last week in class, along with Harriet Tubman and Amelia Earhart. In the coming weeks, students will continue learning about and researching various peace makers and their heroic contributions. During this time, third year students will be working on creating a mock interview in which they will play the character of their chosen person and respond to the interview questions from the perspective of that peacekeeper. Younger students will conduct the interview. On the last week of school we will have a Peacekeeper Day in which the children will be invited to dress up as their favorite peacekeeper. We encourage families to help generate ideas and discuss favorite heroes at home.   

In relationship with our peacekeeper studies, next week's sharing theme is anything related to peace. 

Field Trips 
Permission slips have been sent home for our field trip to Leaburg Dam next Thursday, May 17th. Please return signed forms as soon as possible.

The Jog-a-thon follows our Hatchery trip on Friday, May 18th. We are still collecting permission forms for this exciting venture as well. Again, if you would like to join us for either trip please contact Emily or Alyson.   

Walk or Bike to School
Your child has the choice of a walk and bike challenge from May 1st-May 31st but if you live far away you can drive part way and walk part way!!!

We have to graphs that keep track of who has walked or biked to school. This is practice for the Ridgeline Jogathon on March 18th, but we will still go on!! 

-Sophia Carter 
Our school has been challenged to walk or bike for a whole month. The number of people in each class that have walked or biked or scootered: Cheri's class has had 12 people who have walked or biked or scootered. Eric's class has had 19 people that have walked or biked. Kindergarten has 21 people that have walked or biked to school. Sara's class has 28 who walked or biked. Middle school has 25 an Alyson and Emily's class has 29 walkers and bikers.

-Elana Brown 

Step 1- Start walking soon.
Step 2- Get to school.
Step 3- Put up a sticker. 
We have a new chart. It also shows stickers if you walk home.
So start walking now! 

-Gabriella Zimlich-Vazquez 

Appreciation of Appreciation
We would just like to extend a special thank you to all of the families who worked hard on making Teacher Appreciation Week so wonderful. We really enjoyed the yummy goodies and especially the superhero stories from the kids. We appreciate you too!