Highlights from this week were a fun geography lesson with Ms. Mary about how continents move and practicing new adjectives with Mr. Ben. 3rd years finished their art projects with Ms. Michelle and continued using our sewing machine with Ms. Linda (Claire’s grandmother, 3rd year.) The book fair was also an important event this week and some students got to help and shop at the school’s book fair. We got many book donations for the classroom and we thank you so much for them.
This week we also talked to students about what to do when we have an emergency at school. We have already practiced several times what we do during a fire and an earthquake but we hadn’t practiced what to do if something unexpected happens. We introduced the word “trouble” to the group. When they are told there is trouble they have 3 things to do: first they need to Pause, stop what they are doing; take a breath to stop talking. Then, find a trusted Adult and go close to them. Then, lastly, they need to Listen to what the adult needs them to do until we are all safe. The steps spell the word P.A.L. We practiced this both inside the classroom and outside the classroom this week. We are practicing to set safety behaviors that will enable everyone to stay safe no matter what occurs.
Next week, we will be having last week’s spelling post-test on Monday and will start our next new lists in January. On Friday, we will have Pajama Day. Students can wear a clean pair of pajamas to school and bring a stuffed animal (same rules as sharing: it needs to be able to fit in their MCH backpack and does not need batteries).
Also next week, we will have a sign-up for students to bring the huge amount of donations to Mary’s Place. We believe that about 2/3 of the class are interested in going and it was a really amazing experience last year. We still need drivers to transport students to Mary’s Place in Seattle. We are leaving MCH at 10:00 and should be back by 12:00.
Have a good day,
Ben, Mary, & Ali