Thanks to everyone who was able to make it last night to the Kindergarten/Elementary Family Night. There was a lot of great food and it is great to see how many socks were donated to Mary's Place. It looked like a lot of excited children and happy parents. It was amazing seeing the students show off their talents in the talent show. Thanks again to all of you for making it a great night.
Another thanks to families that brought in used socks to make snowmen centerpieces. Students enjoyed practicing their sewing skills with Ms. Khavitha to make them. Also this week, the classroom focused on talking more about their feelings and how our feelings can affect how others feel around us. We talked about things that happen can be "expected" and "unexpected" and how people feel when these happen. We also talked about how things that make us feel pride or part of a group make us feel and how we can make others feel these ways too.
Next week is our school's Book Fair after school. 3rd graders and upper elementary students will be helping with the book fair. Also, elementary students got a chance on Friday to get a sneak peek of the Book Fair room, please look for a wishlist in their go-home folder. We will also be having sharing on Friday, November 20. If students want to bring in something to share, please make sure they can fit in their MCH backpack and is not electronic.
Thank You to the parents who accompanied us to the Seattle Art Museum. The trip capped a week full of explorations in many directions: stories of constellations, a model of solstices and equinoxes, the magic of multiplying by multiples of 10, learning the countries of Europe, and printmaking. My favorite moment was when the literature circle books were unveiled and the children had animated discussions about them. The adults could have left the room and they would have carried on just the same.
The children are also beginning to think about performing in the variety show at Kindergarten-Elementary Family night. Some are preparing songs and some writing poetry. We thought it would be fun to make sock puppets, since socks are the night’s theme. Please send in clean socks of all sizes that you no longer need. Also, remember that we will be collecting new pairs of socks for Mary’s Place that night. This will kick off our holiday drive to collect all sorts of necessities for the people Mary’s Place serves. http://www.marysplaceseattle.org/
Turn Friday the 13th into a lucky day by coming to Family Night!
Mr. Ben, Ms. Mary and Mr. Robin
El Salon Morado Lead Teachers