Emily & Alyson's Weekly Update 3-2-12

posted Mar 2, 2012, 12:52 PM by Cynthia Friedman
Making a SPLASH
Hooray! We're proud to announce that our classroom has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the City of Eugene's SPLASH stormwater education program. We will use the funds to purchase materials that integrate environmental education with our music, art, language and math work.

We would like to thank all of our 3rd year students who participated in this year's Oregon Battle of the Books after school club and extend that thank you to student's families. Congratulations to our own Emma Harden who will be competing at the regional competition Saturday, March 3rd. All OBOB participants are invited and encouraged to attend. Come support Emma and cheer on your Ridgeline team!

Eugene Concert Choir
Would you like to see your child perform on stage with the Eugene Concert Choir? We can make it happen! A presenter from the choir is visiting next Thursday to help us add the song “De Colores” to our classroom repertoire. We'll practice diligently, and kids who'd like to perform can take part in the ECC's performance at the Eugene Hult Center on April 21st. Time to be announced.

Room 1 Technology Policy
We have two computers that are only used with permission from an adult. Computers are used for 4J testing (second and third grade only) and, very occasionally, for word processing (second and third graders only). We do not allow the children to use them for any internet searching. The screens face the classroom and are visible to adults.

Sneak Preview
As you know, we are in the midst of studying Ancient Egypt. Last week John Burridge gave a special presentation on Egyptian Hieroglyphs. During art on Monday, students created their own hieroglyphic messages and we built a one-dimensional pyramid to
display at the Eugene Public Library. As we prepare for the Project Fair, there will be much more Egyptian art to enjoy. Until then, visit the library for a sneak preview of

what's in store...
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