Emily's Weekly Update 10-13-16

posted Oct 17, 2016, 2:36 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Curriculum Sharing this Wednesday

Come see what your child has been practicing at school!  This Wednesday between 3:15 and 4:15 and 6:00 and 7:00 pm, the classroom will be open to you.  Your child can take out work and show what he or she has been practicing recently.  This is your chance to see your child in action and to learn from the true Montessori experts – the kids! 

 Homework Gallery October 28

            We will be showing off our homework projects on Friday, October 28. Parents, grandparents and friends are welcome to come see the projects and presentations.  Our guests will start out in the library, where students will introduce the projects.  Then, guests will join us from 9:00 to 9:30 to see and comment on student projects.

            Please let me know if you have questions, concerns, or need an extra copy of the homework sheet.  Projects are due the morning of October 28, but feel free to bring them in earlier so we can store them until our gallery day. 

 Conferences October 31 and November 1/No School Days

            Make sure to sign up for an upcoming family conference.  You, your child, Carmen and I will meet to review how the beginning of the year has gone, set goals and celebrate milestones. Sign up for your 20 minute conference electronically: https://signup.com/group/254278842045

 Private Facebook Group

            Our class now has a great new way to share photos and stories – Facebook!  Class parent Jesika Feather has created the group and is co-administering it.  The group is open by invitation only and accepts posts, which must be approved by an administrator (myself, Carmen, and Jes).  Jes has sent out invitations to the parent email addresses on file with the front office.  Parents, if you haven’t received an invitation, or if you’d like a grandparent or other special person to access the page, please send your request to Jes at jesikafeather@gmail.com.  Please also let me know if you would prefer that your child’s photo and/or name be kept off of the Facebook page. 


            We are studying the Aztecs and the incredible story of their encounters with the Spanish back in the 1500s.  Our focus has been on the city of Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital that is the site of modern-day Mexico City.  We’ve built our own scale model of the city, complete with temples, chinampas (floating gardens), canals, ball courts and causeways.  Come check it out in the library on Curriculum Sharing day!

 Salmon Egg Update

            You may have heard your children talking about the aquarium that we are setting up in the classroom – it will be our own salmon egg hatchery.  Volunteer Lindsay Ramsey is helping us get it up and running, and we expect to get our salmon eggs from ODFW in the last week of October.  We’ll release our salmon fry in December.  Stay tuned!