I hope you had a fantastic weekend – the weather was amazing! It was great to get outside and enjoy it. I hope you did, too!
Last week was our first full week at the helm. While I was away with my Dad helping him to hobble home on Tuesday and Wednesday, the children did a lovely job learning with our guest teacher, Miss James! I was so pleased to get such positive feedback about their adventures – they are really getting the hang of the big school. I am so proud of them.
We began our Reader’s Workshop last week – children were able to pick some favorite books for their very own book box. We learned about how to enjoy books when you can’t read all the words. We practiced finding and staying in our own special spots to read. Next week (9/25), please help your child to bring in their favorite book from home. We will use it for the week and return it on Friday.
In math, we worked on our “Growth Mindset” lessons and will finish them up this week in math. It has been fun to work through these activities with sorting, shape building and number exploration. We also worked on a few new math workplaces that involve building 3-D shapes, counting pennies, creating shapes using rubber bands and rolling dice to match number values with their symbols.
Finally, we had our 4Winds session outside in the forest on Friday. It was SUCH an interesting and engaging time. We learned about different types of metamorphosis and spent time finding insects in our midst. The lesson was especially pertinent as we are currently on butterfly standby in our classroom! We have a keen eye on our 4 chrysalises hanging delicately. Many thanks to our 4Winds Teachers – Andrea, Sarah, and Mary. We are already looking forward to next session in October.
Important Dates to Remember:
9/20 – Mountain Day – All School Hike up Mt. Philo – leaving school at 10:30.
9/22 – Book Orders Due – Online or via paper catalogue
9/27 – Open House at Robinson School – 6-7pm
9/29 – Kindergarten Field Trip to Adams Apple Orchard in Williston – departing 9ish
10/3 – Early Release Day
10/6 – Picture Day – More info to come home in Friday Folders soon
10/10 ANESU Math Night – Mt. Abe, 6:00
10/16 and 10/17 Parent Conferences, 3-7 pm
10/19 and 10/20 No School