Peek at the Week
February 22-26, 2016
Monday, February 22
- Art with Ms. Holly
Wednesday, February 24
- Gym with Anne
Do: 15 minutes of reading
Bring: Library Books
Bring: Gym Shoes
Thursday, February 25
Field Trip to Old Cahill School - dress in layers! (See next section for more info)
*Students signed up to bring lunch from home: Jack, Peyton, Emma, Adelyn, Jamison, Bernee, Zoe, Antonio, J'Saiah, Owen, Easton, Fatemeh, Lane, Elliott, Will, Samantha, Riley, Audry
- Art with Ms. Holly
Bring: STAR folder
Do: Read 15 minutes
Conference Night Have you signed up?
Happy Birthday to Jamison!
Friday, February 26
- Music with Janet
Bring: Homework packet
Hillcrest Spirit Day: America! Dress in red, white and blue.
6:30pm The move "Up!" will be shown in the gym. It's a free family event to continue with our school-wide Artful Learning concept of "kindness". Doors open at 6:00. Bring chairs, pillows or blankets. Concessions will be available for purchase.
Field Trip to Old Cahill School
- Old Cahill School, originally built in 1864, is a one-room school restored as it was over one century ago.
- A day at Old Cahill recreates a typical day in the life of a pioneer boy or girl going to school in rural Minnesota. A schoolmarm skillfully draws each student back into time through dramatic, interpretive teaching. Students enjoy a vivid role play which will help them experience American history, culture and community life. This field trip ties in with our Artful Learning concept of "Connections". In this unit, students explore school "then" and "now".
- Children are highly encouraged to dress in pioneer style clothing. (Think of Little House on the Prairie.) For boys, consider a shirt with a collar and cuffs, a lightweight cap, overalls, knickers (roll socks over trouser legs) bandanas or wool socks. For girls, consider a long dress (with petticoats) bloomers, long stockings, high laced shoes, scarves, bonnets, aprons or large ribbons in the hair.
- Students are asked to bring a lunch fitting to the time period: chunks of cheese, jerky, hard-boiled eggs, butter and jam sandwiches, raw fruits and vegetables. Bring a tin cup or mug to fill with water at Old Cahill. Avoid "modern" foods which are pre-made, processed and/or packaged. All lunches should be packed in a lunch pail, pie tin or basket and wrapped with a piece of cloth, which will then serve as a placemat and napkin.
- To help give the children some background knowledge, we'll read some of the "My First Little House" books as well as watch an episode of Little House on the Prairie where Laura and Mary go to school for the first time in Walnut Grove.
Last week Dyani White Hawk (Sicangu Lakota) and Sasha Houston Brown (Lakota) came to show our class to discuss items from the culture trunk and how the items are/were used. They also brought personal items such as a jingle dress, beaded moccasins, and some pieces of beaded regalia. They let the children touch the items and ask questions.
Dyani White Hawk is the curator of a current exhibit at Artistry where one of her pieces is also on view. It is a free family friendly exhibit. Upon entry, there are flyers - one talks about viewing contemporary art with children.
Silent Auction Items
Artist In Residence
This week, Tri, a dance artist from Compas, will be teaching Indonesian dance in P. E. She is Joko's wife and we will join Janet and the gamelan for a culminating event at the end of the residency. Here are some pictures of the kids playing the gamelan with Joko! This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
February 29 - Book Fair all week
March 7 & 8 No SchoolMarch 9 - Book swap preparation - bring up to three books if you'd like to participate
March 10- Book Swap
March 11- Hillcrest Hoe Down
March 15- PTSA Meeting, 6:30 in media center
March 18- Superhero Day
March 21-25 No School - Spring Break
March 28- April 1 - Artist in Residence
April 23 - Hillcrest Carnival 12:00-3:00
*A reminder to continue collecting box tops. There will be another collection in the spring.