Emily's Weekly Update 1-4-17

posted Jan 4, 2017, 10:37 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Homework Gallery This Friday

Join us this Friday at 9:00 for a rescheduled homework gallery!  Students should turn in homework projects on (or before) Friday.  Marble runs, ramps, and measurements will be on display.  As always, we welcome friends and families to this special event.


Music with Melanie, Recorder with Emily

We are starting up with a new arts specialist next Tuesday.  We said goodbye to our wonderful dance teacher, Sue Matsu, in December.  Starting next Tuesday, Melanie Germond will join us for music instruction.  I’m excited to collaborate with Melanie. 

I’m also going to be doing some bonus music instruction.  Third graders (and passionately interested younger students) will have the chance to learn some recorder basics with me.  We’ll learn a piece or two so that we can play with the Eugene Symphony on February 14.  The program, Link Up: The Orchestra Moves is specially designed to encourage kids to sing and play along with the symphony.  We’ve gone to these wonderful Link Up concerts for years; this is the first time that some students will be playing along with the orchestra! 

We have room for a few chaperones to join us.  Let me know if you’d like to come and are available from 8:40 to 12:00 on Tuesday, February 14.


Beginning with a Bang

            New year, new ideas to explore… We are starting the year with the story of the beginning of the universe.  Over the next few weeks, we’ll learn about the life cycles of stars and the origins of the elements.  We’ll learn about the parts of an atom and maybe even build a few atoms of our own.  A visit to the Science Factory’s planetarium will be the culmination of our studies. 


Lower Elementary Overview January 10

            Join me and Cheri for an overview of the lower elementary program at next week’s RCO meeting, January 10 from 6:00 to 7:30 in the Ridgeline library.  We’ll talk about how lower elementary builds on what students learn in kindergarten and how it prepares kids for the challenges of upper elementary.  See you there!

Emily Burton