Room 10- Ray

Classroom Update 9/22/22

These past two weeks have seen a tremendous amount of growth. We’ve started exploring our mathematical minds and challenging ourselves to look at the world through a mathematical lens. We toyed with frustration when there were no ‘right’ answers and discovered there are so many different ways to approach a problem. It is my hope that we continue to challenge our way of thinking and allow our brains to grow.

We also created our class constitution. This was a very involved process where small groups identified what words described a safe classroom, then we individually defined what those words meant to us, and finally collaborated to draw up our constitution. It reads as follows:

We the students of Room 10, in Order to form a more Inclusive and Supportive Community, establish Respect, insure Kindness, provide a Welcoming and Fun atmosphere, promote Self-Regulation, and secure clear Communication with ourselves and our school, do ordain and establish this Classroom Constitution for Room 10.

We celebrate and embody the Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School Mission.

Each student had the opportunity to accept and sign our constitution with a cool quill and I am so honored to be a part of the Room 10 community.

Unfortunately, this past week left me bedridden with Covid, but Adriene has fearlessly led the class through this time. They have been working on the Great Montessori Lessons and I am so excited for the presentations when I return.

Please be on the lookout for information regarding our bike safety week, October 3rd through the 13th. We will be sending home forms to be signed and returned to class.

Classroom Update 9/08/22

Hello, Room 10 families!

This week has been an incredible whirlwind of new adventures! Change can be hard, but I am so proud of all we have accomplished in our short week together.

Wednesday we spent a lot of time exploring, expressing, and sharing who we are as an individual. We learned so much about one another. Essentially we concluded we all have differences and it’s important to respect one another.

Thursday was spent focusing on us as a community and how we affect one another. We have discovered that each of us holds value and we need to support each other in order to cooperate as a community.

Please remember to send your child with indoor shoes and consistently bring in a water bottle. Our Wednesday “Get to Know You” activity involved a lot of water bottle stickers so they should be all ready for personalization. If you are sending your child with lunch, please be sure to include any utensils they may need as we will not have any available in the classroom.

Becky in the office has put together some wonderful resources regarding COVID-19. If you have any concerns or questions please feel free to reach out.

I look forward to how much we will grow and learn together throughout the school year. We are just getting started, but I can tell that this is an excellent group of dedicated learners eager to jump in and accomplish hard things!

Warmly,

Ray