Diana Weekly Update 4-23-15

posted Apr 23, 2015, 9:37 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Our class has taken a few afternoon walks along the Amazon trail across the street. Children need to wear appropriate shoes and socks for comfort. They may need an application of sunscreen each morning.


We have introduced another behavior of authors—keeping a notebook of notable experiences, ideas, feelings, sights, etc. They have laced little pouches to hold a writing booklet and pencil to carry along and use on our outings.


Sewing is ongoing. We have just begun presenting research and are still accepting the $1.50 cost of the trifold boards.


The children made hoecakes (corn pancakes that were a favorite of G. Washington) with the assistance of Emily.


Yaeko has been facilitating some fun activities using metric measurement.


The letters “u” and “w” and their sounds have been featured recently.


New poems and songs: “Lots of Worms,” “Spin Spider Spin,” “Roots, Stems, Leaves, Flowers, Fruits and Seeds,” “Down By the Creek” and “The Reason for a Flower.”


Capital Campaign Benefit Concerts -

WHAT: Laura Wayte, the wonderful soprano, UO voice professor, and proud Ridgeline mom who has charmed audiences in Eugene, performing with Eugene Symphony, Oregon Mozart Players, Eugene Opera and in recital, will be donating her talent to raise funds for the Capital Campaign.

Laura will perform with pianist Nathalie Fortin, presenting American folksongs from Appalacia, ballads from England and a love story from Norway.

WHEN: 7:30 pm, Friday, April 24

WHERE: At the beautiful home of Tina and Hiro Matsuno

PRICE: a donation to Ridgeline’s Capital Campaign:

Space is limited! Contact Tina Matsuno at tinamatsuno@yahoo.com or 541-343-1974 to reserve your seat.

For more information, please visit www.LauraWayte.com


Saturday, April 25 - Grounds Keeping and Outdoor Classroom Work Party - Come help us keep Ridgeline beautiful!  A volunteer grounds keeping work party will be held on SaturdayApril 25.  We'll be digging a path in the north field, weeding, pruning, raking and generally having fun; kids welcome too.  Bring gardening tools if you've got 'em, plus gloves & rugged clothing.  Meet at the outdoor classroom. All Family members may log volunteer hours.