Diana's Weekly Update 9-17-15

posted Sep 17, 2015, 11:45 AM by Cynthia Friedman

If our start is any indication, we are in for a wonderful year. The students are quickly learning the multi-step routines for arrival, group time, work time, snack, recess, lunch and dismissal. Their movements around the classroom are purposeful. They are handling the materials carefully and walking steadily to and from the shelves. They are taking on the responsibilities of cleaning up after themselves. Tables are being sponged and food crumbs are swept up.

In addition to lessons on grace and courtesy and how to care for the environment, we have practiced pouring, using tongs and tweezers, laying out and rolling the rugs that define our individual work areas, putting different sized cylinders in sockets while blindfolded, puzzle layout, stringing beads and so many more foundational lessons that are gradually built upon in the process of promoting independence and an increasing sense of confidence. Also, you may have seen the results of the first tracing work or heard a few new songs.

New families are encouraged to attend the parent meeting this Thursday evening 6:30-7:15. Examples and demonstrations are planned of our language arts activities that promote a love of language while simultaneously building a strong sense of community. Childcare is provided for free with an RSVP through the office.

Current needs: P.E. assistants, one for Mondays from 11:40-12:10 and one for Wednesdays from 11:40-12:10.

Picture Day – Ridgeline’s annual picture day with Lifetouch is next Wednesday, September 23rd. Picture Package order forms were sent home last Friday. If you wish to order photos please do one of the following –

  Send your completed order form and payment with your student on picture day. Order forms will be handed in to teachers, not the office.                                                                          (over)

  You may also order pictures online at mylifetouch.com. Ridgeline’s picture day ID is: LO535174Y0. If you order online prior to picture day, print out your order and send it to school with your student.

  You may also order pictures online up to two days after picture day.

  If your student is absent for picture day, or you do not like the photos, re-takes will be available on Wednesday, October 28th.

If your child did not get home with the order form send us a request for another one.