Weekly Update #20
A Week In Review
The first batch of seed that we planted have started to sprout, and the kids take great pride in caring for them by watering them regularly throughout the day and watching for any other sprouts about to poke up.
While we've been out and about in our school yards, we have also been looking for signs of different plants popping up and any leftover seed pods from the Fall.
As we approach Earth Day (this Wednesday), we have also been thinking about ways that we can help clean and protect our planet (many of our students are especially interested in learning about alternative ways of creating energy... wind, water, and sun). On Friday, we even participated in a yard-cleanup to help tidy up our Hillside Garden.
Walk to Grenadier Pond
Parents wishing to join us, should let me know via email.
If it rains on the 22nd, we will postpone the walk until the following day (Thursday April 23rd).
Please do not send your child to school in Jelly shoes or Crocs. The plastic material has a tendency to get caught on the climber causing trips and injuries. Also, they attract woodchips and other ground debris which can cause injury to your child's feet.
Arrival and Dismissal Times
If you are arriving late (after 9:05 am), then you must enter the school through entrance 1, and sign your child in at the office before delivering them to the classroom.
Also, students who are away for the morning, should not arrive for afternoon classes until 12:15 when the teachers go on duty in the yard. Similarly, if you are withdrawing you child for the afternoon, please be prepared to pick them up at the beginning of lunch, 11:30. We often travel to other parts of the school, including the school yard, Hillside Garden, gym, library, and music rooms. If you are delivering or picking up your child at times other than arrival and dismissal times, we can not guarantee that they will be in the classroom or prepared to leave.
Please make sure that any adult (including daycares, nannies, grandparents, etc...) is aware of these expectations.
Please make sure your child arrives at school dressed to play outside every day!
We will be walking through the Hillside Garden on Tuesday morning (weather permitting). However, given that we will be hiking to Granadier Pond this week as well, it will be a shortened walk... just a chance to see if there have been any changes. We will be leaving for this walk after morning attendance (9:00).
If you would like to join us for the walk, please let me know via email.
Thank you to Gabriella's mom, Corina, for doing our classroom laundry. If you are available to do laundry this week, please email me to let me know.