Emily's Update 11-25-19

posted Nov 25, 2019, 9:48 AM by Cynthia Friedman   [ updated Nov 25, 2019, 10:06 AM ]

Backpack Check!

New homework went home on Friday, and there are digital versions attached to this email.  We have some extra-fun, hands on projects this time.  First graders will be measuring family members with non-standard units.  Second graders will build and test a ramp, and third graders will create marble runs - an all-time favorite project.  We will display the projects on Wednesday, December 18 at 8:40.  Come join us!


Raptor Center and Owl Pellets

We had a fantastic trip to the Raptor Center last week.  We saw a western screech owl, as Swainson’s hawk and a peregrine falcon.  We will continue our bird studies this week by dissecting owl pellets.  It’s a great window into the barn owl’s role in the food web, and a hands on way to learn about skeletons and bones.  



Tuesday November 26  Bring Vegetables – Please send in some soup vegetables, like potatoes, carrots, celery, onions, cabbage, or whatever else sounds good in the soup pot.  A few veggies per student are enough.  Students will cut veggies on Tuesday to be used in a communal stone soup inspired by the Stone Soup fable. Veggie slicing volunteers can sign up here to help students slice. 

Wednesday November 27 – Bring a BOWL and SPOON

Our annual Stone Soup Celebration is Wednesday, November 27. Ridgeline volunteers will cook the stone soup outside the front of the school on Wednesday and the soup will be served for an early afternoon snack following an all-school sing along hosted by middle school at 12:30pm. Your student should still bring a sack lunch from home that day to eat in the late morning.

Students will eat in their classrooms and parents are welcome to join us for both the sing-a-long and the soup.  If you are leaving early with your student(s), be sure to sign them out in the office. School dismisses at the regular time, 3:05 p.m.