We had our first holiday circle for this year. A special thanks to Mr. Salman (Aamina’s Dad, 3rd grade) for talking to us about the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. Our class learned a lot and had many questions about how Aamina’s family celebrates.
We had another holiday circle this week, with Ms. Khavitha, the Upper Elementary assistant talked to us about the Indian holiday of Diwali, the festival of lights. Students enjoyed learning about the story of Diwali and what people do to celebrate it.
We also had the Pacific Science Center come to our school on Tuesday and brought dozens of small hands-on experiments on rocks and geology. It was a blast to get to try many different things about what makes rocks so incredible. We also learned about volcanoes, earthquakes, and fossils.
Next week, we have School Pictures on Friday, October 31st. Check your child’s folders for their spelling words and important information about School Pictures. Please remember that we still don’t allow candy or costumes at school, even on Halloween. We will be having a spooky lunch on Friday, where we will have a cozy story time with some slightly spooky stories to read while we eat lunch.
We have been getting a lot of questions about of classroom Wishlist. It is finally completed and it is attached to this email. We are sorry it took this long to get it out to the community.
We also would like to invite all parents to our Parent Education Night on Wednesday, Novemeber 5th, from 6-8. We will be discussing different Hands-On lessons that we use in the classroom and how important it is to learn through different experiences
One last thing, we would like to announce that we have 2 new students joining our classroom community on Monday. Their names are Rowen and Sam and they are both first graders and we are excited to have them join our class.