Sharon's Weekly Update 11-9-17

posted Nov 9, 2017, 10:41 AM by Cynthia Friedman
Hello, Room 9 families!

Last week, we spent our short week reviewing individual math work and getting caught up on previous lessons. On Thursday, we did a classroom wide "mini Project Fair," where students spent the morning researching any topic of their choice. Interests varied widely, from Morse code and the Titanic to watercolors and cooking. This week we are visiting the Raptor Center, learning about angles, talking about characterization, and finishing our first story drafts. Being "cleared to print" is a big deal in Room 9! 

Students also beat Sharon's clean-up record for the FIRST TIME EVER!! this week!

For our Barnes and Noble presentation, students will be reading the vintage radio script of "The Adventures of Superman," originally aired in 1945. In the classroom, we have had fantastic conversations about radio theater in the days before television: the importance of inflection in voice acting, the role of visualization, and how sound effects are often created by unrelated objects. Students may dress up for their parts in period clothing. If you are a parent who loves vintage clothes, thrift store shopping, or scrounging, and you are willing to spearhead costuming efforts, please email me!!! We will perform at Barnes and Noble on Nov. 17th after 6pm.

Cynthia is currently collecting STONE SOUP VOLUNTEERS to help students to wash, peel and chop vegetables. For those of you who are new to Ridgeline, Stone Soup is a school tradition where students bring any vegetable they choose to school on Tuesday, Nov 21. Students will cut and peel the vegetables at school. On Wednesday, Nov. 22, parent volunteers use the vegetables to prepare amazing soup that we share as a community. We have an all-school assembly and enjoy soup in our classrooms. Remember to bring VEGETABLES on Tuesday, Nov. 21!

There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans' Day. There is NO SCHOOL on Nov. 23-24 for Thanksgiving break.

Due to our short week, student work may not be completely checked off this Thursday (Nov. 9). Talk with your student on their classroom progress, and please email me if you have any questions!

--Sharon
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