Faith's Class Weekly Update 1-12-12

posted Jan 12, 2012, 12:40 PM by Cynthia Friedman   [ updated Jan 12, 2012, 12:45 PM ]
Happy Birthday Martin Luther King!
Our class will be celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by reading and discussing the “I Have a Dream Speech” and watching video footage of the speech. We look forward to tape recording our Socratic Dialogue on the speech in the format of a round table radio program discussion.

We have been invited by Diana and Paula’s kindergarten class this Friday to participate in a peace ceremony in honor of Dr. King. During the ceremony, there will be a candle light vigil; we will sing an African American spiritual, listen to an excerpt of the “I Have a Dream Speech”, and receive gifts of peace medals handmade by the kindergarten students. We are grateful to be in community with the kindergarten students in honor of Dr. King’s life!

Read-a-Thon Pledges
Thank you for your support in encouraging student participation in the Read-a-Thon! Please return pledges to school by Jan. 13.

Oregon Battle of the Books
Thank you for your interest in participating in Oregon Battle of the Books. The teachers will be meeting with the volunteer coaches this week to discuss the format of the extracurricular activity. We will also schedule the date for the first after school practice.

Hult Center
We look forward to a class field trip to the Hult Center on Thurs., Feb. 16 at 11:15 for the Rose Children’s Theater lunchtime performance of songs from Glee. A permission slip will be sent home a week prior. Please let me know if you are interested in being a parent driver and chaperone.

Going Out and Community Service
Students are planning small group going outs based on research interests and community service projects during the months of January and February. More details to come soon! Also, please let me know if you are interested in being a rotating parent driver/chaperone for a small group of students on Fridays to check out books from the public library for research.

Ridgeline Calendar of Events
Friday, Jan. 13 Read-a-Thon Pledges Due
Monday, Jan. 16 No School in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Friday, Jan. 27 No School, Progress Report Day
Monday, Jan. 30 No School, Budget Reduction Day

Faith & Donna