Kinder Weekly Update 11-15-13

posted Nov 15, 2013, 10:49 AM by Cynthia Friedman
Shape and Say stories “No Nose Pinching for Nancy” and “Bobby’s Bubbly Birthday.” We are making bread in celebration of “b.” We discussed yeast as a microbe.

Coping strategies: “I Wish I Could Do That,” development is unique, giving everyone different strengths in different areas at different times and “Quiet Isn’t Always Good,” asking for adult help.

We read Germs Make Me Sick and watched the DVD, which included a segment about microscopes and growing cultures in a laboratory as well as a clip taken on a farm, which taught about the beneficial bacteria in soil. We made models of bacteria and viruses.

Chinese lessons have been on left and right and up and down, colors, zodiac animals, parts of the body, dancing, fan making and using chopsticks.

We are reading different versions of the “Stone Soup” story. Please send potatoes and/or carrots next Thursday for our prep day. We will wash, peel and chop these for the soup. We are weaving paper placemats for the occasion.

The bookfair at Barnes & Noble is tonight, Friday, November 15th! During the evening bookfair event, teachers will have bins containing wish lists books they would like for their classrooms. A percentage of the purchases at Barnes & Noble the day of the bookfair will go to Ridgeline. This includes friends and family around the country! Just give them the bookfair ID number 11221900. All purchases need to be made between November 15-20. You must tell the cashier you are with the bookfair and give the ID number in order for it to count towards the bookfair. Our class will recite at 6:15, right after the middle schoolers ukulele performance. 


Crafters, artists and artisans -- here's a chance to market your wares and make some money while also raising funds for Ridgeline's Capital Campaign: We're holding Ridgeline's first Holiday Fair in the school gym on Saturday, December 7th, just in time for holiday gift-giving. The event is open to Ridgeline's creative community first, then to local/regional sellers on a space-available basis -- so tell your friends! 

Stay tuned to the E-News for information on the exact hours of the fair, how to sign up for a table, etc... but start planning now if you'd like to participate as a vendor. And, shoppers, mark your calendar for one of the year's best opportunities for locally made gift-buying! 

Raise the Roof – The outdoor classroom structure is coming along. Help is needed Saturday, November 16 from 10am-3pm. A good turnout can ensure completion of the roof.