All of a sudden, we’re looking ahead to the end of the year and all it entails! It has been good to get back into the groove of things after Play Week and Spring Break, and I am looking forward to the next 6 weeks. Please note a couple of dates/events coming up:
-Wednesday April 18 is Conference Day- please check your time and feel free to let me know if you can’t make it or need to change times.
-Saturday May 5 from 10-2 is our school carnival. There are many volunteer opportunities at the front desk. I will also be asking for volunteers to help run our class jump rope maker. This is something you can do with your elementary child. Please let me know if you could give an hour. The kids are working on an embroidered animal quilt as our auction project. They have been hand stitching squares during the year, and this week we will be putting them all together with the sewing machine. We also talked last week about soliciting donations for the “Summer Fun” auction basket. The kids are excited to get out into the community and ask for donations. If you can help, Ms. Valerie can give you a form to bring with you when you go.
-Monday May 21st at 5 pm is our “Culture Fair” and end of the year celebration. The kids have started talking about it amongst themselves, so we’ll go through the expectations at our class meeting in the next week or so. Look for more information to come.
Our Parent-Child Knitting Club will meet on Saturday, April 21st from 9-10 am, and on Wednesday, April 25th from 3-3:30 in the classroom. You are welcome at either or both, whatever your knitting level.
In other class news:
Spring botany lessons have been popular lately, as we learn about all the parts of the plant and the function of each one. I am wondering if any parents with a green thumb would be willing to come in and help us start some more dedicated planting in our classroom and patio. Please let me know if this is something you’d be interested in!
We’ll be hosting two practice teachers from the Montessori Institute of Atlanta in our class over the next month, so you may hear about lessons received from a different teacher in the coming weeks.
We have been reading some of my favorite books from when I was a kid, the Wayside School Series by Louis Sachar. They are funny and silly, and have led to a lot of laughs.
As the weather is trending warmer, please make sure that your children have a water bottle at school! Also, the playground is pretty shady, but it's a good time of year to start applying sunscreen in the mornings. If you'd like them to reapply during the day, you can send in a labeled bottle/stick and make sure they are comfortable applying it themselves or asking for help.
I cleaned out the closet this afternoon and there were some stray costume items on the floor. I put them in a cardboard box outside the classroom. Please take a minute to look through it in the morning. Thanks!
Have a great rest of your weekend,