Diana's Weekly Update 10-24-16

posted Oct 26, 2016, 10:06 AM by Cynthia Friedman

The Mt. Pisgah fieldtrip is this Thursday morning, October 27. This trip is rain or shine so be prepared to send your child in clothing and footwear appropriate for cool, rainy weather. No umbrellas.

We have completed the first set (five) of Shape and Say stories covering the letters t, c, m, a and s and their sounds.

Our current CIK story is “Pick Me,” with the focus on recognizing the negative effects of whining.

We have completed our first chapter book, Wharton and Morton by Russell E. Erickson. It’s about two toad brothers. Very sweet.

Most of the children have finished sewing their pumpkin pillow. This required threading their own needle, using the running stitch and using the reinforcing stitch. These will be sent home on Friday.

Each child made sushi. The majority ate their creation!

The first simple machine lesson about the inclined plane was introduced.

Garden activities have included harvesting and eating the carrots that last year’s students planted. They tasted good.

We will continue our Tuesday afternoon routine of walking along the Rexius Trail across the street except during heavier rain and more extreme weather.

The children were excited to start homework. No homework for this coming short, three-day week. There will be homework the following four-day week.

It was good to see families at Curriculum Sharing. Hope to see you at conferences. Parents are welcome to bring their child (or not) to this brief check-in.

Photo retakes: Wednesday morning, October 26.