This week in Morado, we told the 3rd Great Lesson: The Coming of People, and the children got to try out being prehistoric people on our Nature Trail. One pair was consulting the Timeline of Humans in a tree. Some worked together to build a shelter and others pretended to hunt. We completed our first week of spelling tests, had our first art lesson with Ms. Michelle, and talked about “expected” and “unexpected” behavior. These are terms you can use at home. When we behave in ways that other people expect for a given situation, everyone feels more comfortable and can enjoy their time together. When we show unexpected behavior, it becomes uncomfortable for both the person with the unexpected behavior and everyone else.
Some children brought their literature circle book home. We will be discussing the books on Friday, and some wanted to be read to at home. Don’t worry if you haven’t seen a book; most reading is being done at school. These books are not keyed to your child’s reading level, but to their interests. Please do make sure the books come back on Monday!
Friday we are also going to the planetarium at UW. If you would like to go again with your family, the planetarium has open nights the first Friday of every month starting in October. Check their website or Facebook page for the time.
Also next week, parents are invited to attend Curriculum Night on Thursday from 4:00-6:00. Let us know if you will need childcare. We will be discussing the role of storytelling in the classroom and at home.
The children are beginning to get used to our Green School ways of sorting lunch parts. It is complicated. You can help your child by sending reusable containers they don’t need to sort. If you don’t want to use those, please teach your child which parts of lunch can be recycled, which are wet compost, which are dry compost, and which are garbage. (Or ask them, and research the ones they don’t know.) Enjoy your weekend!
Mr. Ben, Ms. Mary and Mr. Robin
El Salon Morado Lead Teachers