Hello Turquesa Parents,
Thank you for all of the Teacher Appreciation love this week! The new staff lounge, the coffee cart, the amazing lunch, and the wonderful gifts that came in so many forms ... wonderful! We have just launched our study of Ancient Rome! This will carry us through the rest of the school year, and lay the foundation for next year's history/cultural study (Fall of Rome through the Renaissance).
Ancient Rome started to come alive for us this week, especially when I introduced our new independent history project! The project is a collaborative partnership between two students that incorporates shared research, a division of tasks, shared organization and planning, both shared work and separate tasks, and a joint presentation. Key aspects involve:
In other news, if you haven't ordered your Scholastic Summer Express workbook yet, I strongly suggest that you do! These are great books for helping your child to store this year's learning in their long-term memory and practice what they know. Please email the office (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let Ms. Allison know that you are interested. We will be ordering the books on Wednesday, so don't wait!
We have a couple of important dates for this coming weeks that I hope you can get onto your calendar.
Happy Mother's Day and Happy Weekend to you!
Ms. Nicole & Ms. Alyx
El Salon Turquesa Co-Lead Teachers