September 23, 2019
We have a few exciting events on the horizon. In your child's Friday Folder is the permission slip for our field trip to the San Diego Zoo on Monday, September 30th. I will need 4 parent volunteers to help drive and lead a group of 3 students around the zoo. The kids will have items on a scavenger hunt to add fun, focus, and reinforce concepts learned in science. If you're able to chaperone and feel comfortable leading a group of students around the zoo, please indicate on the permission slip. I will contact you with details next week.
I hope you can join us for the 2nd grade reader's theater of Johnny Appleseed on Tuesday, September 23rd at 2:00 in Hinde Hall. The play will last about 10-15 minutes with light refreshments after the performance. I have some costumes for the kids, but if you'd like to send in a settler's shirt or hat to be worn during the play, all I ask is that it can be worn over the school uniform. No bathroom costume changes will be allowed.
In class (on most days), we do mindfulness exercises after lunch for about 5-7mins. It's a way for the students to calm down, relax, and focus for the afternoon activities. I have them listen to Smiling Minds which is a children's guided meditation exercises. The kids love it! They repeatedly ask me to share the name with you in hopes you too will download it. They do have bedtime meditation for 7-9 year olds too. I am a big proponent for teaching children how to relax and center themselves.
On Monday, the kiddos listened to the story, "The Dot" which is about a young girl named Vashti who does not believe she can draw. One day, her teacher tells her to just make a mark and see where it takes her. She grabbed her marker, made a dot, and signed it. The next day when she saw it hanging in a frame, she told herself she could make a better dot than that! Vashti experimented and painted until she made dozens of dots in all different sizes and colors. At the end, she helps encourage another young girl that she can do anything she puts her mind to. After the story, I gave each student a black dot and asked them to create a picture turning the dot into art. Some of the creative ideas were: an owl, a robot, outer space, aliens. The kids were so creative!
Mrs. Cheryl Williams
School Wide Events
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Talent Show at 12:45 - 2:30pm
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