It was great connecting with everyone during conferences! Thank you for taking the time to meet with us. During our short week, the class focused on getting ready for conferences by cleaning and organizing the classroom, filling out their conference sheets, and picking out works to show off. This week we heard the story about how human life evolved on Earth (the Third Great Lesson), worked on our book fair performance, and learned about adding extra sentences to our "finished" writing pieces (which we call spider legs.)
We also got to know Katie, our new Room 5 assistant! The class worked on cards to welcome Katie and cards to say goodbye to Josie. Katie brings years of Montessori experience as an assistant and lead teacher. After living in both Austin, Texas and Boston, Massachusetts, she moved to Eugene with her husband and three children. Before learning about Montessori, she was an elementary theater arts specialist. When she is not playing guitar and singing with her family, she loves to explore her new town and visit the beautiful towns along the Oregon coast. I am excited for Katie to share her musical and theatrical experience with our classroom!
This year Ridgeline will resume our tradition of celebrating Stone Soup as a school. Stone Soup is a wonderful story about coming together as a community in a way that benefits everybody involved. It is about caring for one another and taking the time to enjoy some of the most enjoyable things in life: food and companionship! It is about sharing and caring. Not only does it feel good to receive but it also feels good to give.
Stone Soup is meant to be an additional shared food experience. It does not replace your child's normal lunch. Please bring lunch as well.
Tuesday, 11/22: bring in 1 vegetable (carrot, celery, potato, etc.)
Wednesday, 11/23: bring a bowl and spoon to school
IMPORTANT: Please respond to this email by noon on Friday if your child requires gluten-free bread.
This year's Book Fair will take place on Friday, November 18, from 5:00-7:00. We are partnering with local bookstore Books With Pictures Eugene to create a fresh, fun event where we will purchase books for our classrooms, home libraries, and as gifts for friends.
Enjoy student performances, buy some pizza from Whirled Pies, and connect with other Ridgeline families! Room 5's performance is at 6:00pm. It features student volunteers reading aloud and artwork from the whole class.
Until next time!