Dear Maple Families,
Thank you all for your flexibility this week during our rescheduled conferences. I hope you have a wonderful break next week with your family!
1.Field Trip! Going home today is a permission slip for our next field trip on December 5th. See the information attached, we need parent drivers!
2.Mental Images: We have been working on creating “mental images” in our heads while I am reading aloud from our chapter book. This is something you can do at home while reading books without pictures to your student. In class, they are given a blank piece of paper and while I read they work on drawing their mental images of what is happening in the story. This is an awesome tool to help with comprehension, aiding students in visualizing what is happening.
3.Hediyeh, a kindergarten parent and yoga teacher, will now be teaching yoga for parents on Mondays after drop off! This drop in class will start the Monday after Thanksgiving break and is available to all parents/guardians, regardless of skill level. Interested parents should park in the gravel lot by the garden and sign in with Hediyeh in the gym (or assembly hall if an assembly is taking place that day) and grab a visitor sticker by the sign-in sheet. Mats will be available to those who don't have one. We encourage you to connect with other parents across grade levels and nourish yourself each Monday morning! A donation jar will be set out during the class if you'd like to help contribute toward ARK , though no one will be turned away if they can't pay.
4.Winter Concert is coming! It will be Thursday, December 14th at 6pm in the Gym. The students work so hard preparing for this performance, mark your calendar J
5.A new book order went home last week. Just in time to start that holiday shopping early! This order will be due anytime before December 1st. You can order online by visiting scholastic.com/readingclub. Our class code is QCVFJ.
6.We have a new spotlight-writing genre, poetry!
7.Report Cards will be going home at the end of this month (11/28).
8.Our new lifeskill this month is Problem Solving.
***“Homework” for next week!*** This is not mandatory, and does not need to be returned to school!
11/20-11/24 Thanksgiving Break, No School
11/28 Report Cards go home
12/5 Field Trip to the Nutcracker
12/5- 12/8- Book Fair
12/14- Winter Concert, 6pm
See you in a week!
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