Emily's Weekly Update 9-30-13

posted Sep 30, 2013, 9:34 AM by Cynthia Friedman
Field Trip Tuesday
Permission slips for our Alvord Farm trip were sent home Friday. Please sign and return both forms with $6 before the Tuesday trip. Just in case, I've attached the permission slip and liability waiver to this email.

Also, please remember to dress your child for the weather, whatever it may be. We will be outside and learning even if it rains. 

Native American Reports
Next week kids will be choosing a Native American tribe to study. If you have a connection with a tribe, talk about it with your child. Any background information that you can share about native cultures will help your child choose a tribe to study and feel a special connection to his or her topic.

For the project, older students will prepare a report; younger students will make a “report box” by covering the sides of a tissue box with pictures and information. Donations of empty tissue boxes are needed! 

Book Club Assignments Due Thursday
Second and third graders have brought home books for book club. Each book has a bookmark with your child's name, their book club job for the week, and the pages they should read. They can read it themselves or have it read to/with them. Students also received a paper to fill out as they do their job (word wizard, illustrator, character captain, or passage picker).

Please support your child in finding a safe place for their book at home and in keeping them on target for their reading goal. We will meet again and discuss the books next Thursday, so books are due back at school then. And yes, reading ahead is allowed. 

Last Chance for Scholastic Ordering
If you haven't put in an order, you can still do so online -
scholastic.com/readingclub. Our classroom code is KPPLH. 

Indoor Shoes
It's getting muddy! Many thanks to everyone who has brought in indoor shoes.
Field Trip to Alvord Farm 10/1 
On the morning of Tuesday, October 1, the Lion Class will visit Alvord Farm, an interpretive center in West Eugene. We will do some hands-on learning about Kalapuya uses of camas, cedar, and the Willamette Valley landscape. We will travel on a 4J bus. 

The cost is $6 for the program and bus. We will eat our sack lunches at the farm. Students should wear good outdoor shoes, layers, and bring a raincoat just in case, since some activities will be outdoors. 

My child, _____________________________has my permission to attend. 

Signature ____________________________________ 

Children can attend regardless of ability to pay. Please contact the office if you would like a scholarship.