It's been somewhat quiet on the communication side since the winter break, but it's been anything but quiet here at YES. Between snow days and holidays it's been all we can do to fit in everything we have planned, but we're working on it. A couple of important winter reminders:
Sneakers and Boots: Please send your child with sneakers and boots every day if possible. Even if he or she is only playing on the blacktop, there are days when the slush out there is well up over the soles of sneakers. Having something dry to put on when we come inside is a must. If you have an old pair of sneakers you were thinking of retiring, send them here instead, and they can wait in your child's cubby until needed.
Label Layers: Please write your child's name or initials somewhere on every layer you send to school! So many gloves/hats/boots/sweatshirts/jackets/snowpants look similar, if we can find a name on it it always gets to the right home.
Thank you for taking the time to address these items, they help relieve stress all around here during the snow season.
I've been getting back many of the Country Project Sign-Up Slips back, thank you for being so prompt! I've told the class that once they bring in their slip and I confirm it with them, they are ready to go! Please start this early, as it usually takes a little more time than planned. I'm pasting the sign-up information at the bottom of this post, for reference. I look forward to seeing you on February 8th at 2:45PM!
I'll be sending out Winter Conference sign-ups at some point in the near future. We will discuss report cards as well as the Reading Map test at that time.
There will be a Scholastic Book Order going home this week. If you choose to place an order I will be sending it in on January 19th, so please place it before then.
Finally, I think I wrote Thank You cards to everyone who sent in a gift or card at the holiday. (I think I might have sent a couple twice?) If you didn't receive one please send me a gentle reminder, I blame the twins for any oversight. Twin toddlers can really do a number on a house.
Thank you for all you do, and stay warm,
Recently we have started our unit on geography. One part of this unit is learning about different countries around the world.
Your child has chosen to research the country of _________________________.
They need your guidance to complete a project of their choice to represent their country. Some possible ideas to get you started:
- Build (using any materials you want) a representation of a landform or famous landmark (examples: France-Eiffel Tower, Nepal-Mt. Everest)
- Create a travel brochure (reasons to visit my country, map, weather, festivals, etc. Colored pictures may be printed out at school)
- Design a map: consider creating a topographical map using a variety of materials like fabric, sand, clay, paint
- Diorama of a typical house (if unique) or landscape (mountains, rivers, desert…)
The more creative, the better!
Thank you so much for your support with this project. Please let me know if you have any questions.
This project is due on Monday, February 5th. We will host a family celebration on February 8th at 2:45PM, siblings and grandparents are welcome to join!
Once you have decided on how you will represent your country (what your project will be) please return this bottom portion no later than January 12th.
Name ________________ Country ________________________
My project will be: ______________________________________________