Ms. Amanda's Class Newsletter

take a deep breath - there's a lot :)

HOP, SKIP, RUN, CRAWL…..

ROCK THE WALK!!!


THIS JUST IN: we are at 100% class participation!!!!!!!

woot woot!!!

Thanks to everyone for helping get this done - we will be a sea of yellow walkers.

-- and Ms. Amanda is going to have to color her hair PURPLE, like she promised :)


But Now we have to Bring It!!


The kids are going to do their part - now we parents have to do our part - by getting friends and family to help us out!

This is where it takes The Village!!

with email and FB….neighbors and friends….

for the price of a latte anyone can join the support of education in this country!

http://vimeo.com/79270367

Try to copy and paste this link for an idea of silly to get your people motivated .


don't be intimidated - this people are professionals :)

But a short little FB video can go a loooooong way!

And there is healthy competition "a foot"……The lady in the above photo says:


PRIZES FOR CLASSES WHO RAISE THE MOST $$$ AND WHO RUN THE MOST LAPS


WE HAVE SECURED PRIZES FOR THE TOP 3-4 CLASSES WHO RAISE THE MOST MONEY.

>BUS TRIP trip to California Pizza Kitchen - kids get a tour of the kitchen and get to make a pizza and eat it etc.

>BUS TRIP to the LA ZOO!! With private tour of parts of the zoo.


THE CLASS THAT RUNS THE MOST LAPS - your class must get together and work as a team and run as many laps as they can.

>1/2 hour Private class with yoga instructor Denise Woods -- http://denisewoods.net/


FYI - WE ARE IN 5TH PLACE RIGHT NOW


**regarding the prizes….the forces behind this amazing event are trying very hard to make prizes equitable and competition fair….please remember that the incentives are meant to spur on the purpose of this whole thing -- we need to make big cash for our BUDGET -- this money raised is not extra, it goes to WHAT WE HAVE NOW….TAs, Music, Art, PE!!


FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS IS UP FOR GRABS (through an angel donation)

We will get this "free" money if we hit our target goal of 60G -- we must hit our goal!!

If we make 65G there could be a big ole celebration!! Let's give ALL the kids a party --

EVERYONE WINS!!


+ SLIMING OF THE PRINCIPAL AND VICE PRINCIPAL

Every child gets to do this if we're at 100% participation school-wide

we are scheduled on the walk-a-thon course from 9:45-10:15

NEEDED: Four Lucky Helpers

This is the call for 4 TB TESTED parents in our class to hang with the kids and be there for the duration of their event.


Two will ride the bus from Grant with the students to AL, assist in getting kids off the bus into the large gym and out onto the track. This is all SUPER easy. It's just staying with the kids the whole time which is also super fun! (the two not riding on the bus, just meet up at South Campus)


Then once the kids begin the walking, these chaperones will also be asked to be LAP COUNTERS and track approx. 6 kids in the class and count how many laps they run. Also very easy. They will co-ordinate this with Jen Bledsoe, our fabulous Stage Manager for the event.


*** PLEASE NOTE-- these parents won't be staying at AL for the entire event - at least 2 of them must ride back on the bus with the class ***


Please email me directly at eyoderc@gmail.com if you can do this! I need to turn in names by Tuesday - you will get full and detailed directions!

But even if you aren't a Helper Parent - come CHEER!!!!!!

AND THEN there's a Post Walk-a-thon Party!!!!!

As members of the Joyful Walkers Club here in Ms. Amanda's class, our kiddos are going to be celebrated after the Walk-a-thon with pizza (gluten-free pies too), juice boxes, fruit, music, games, yoga and a Special Mystery Reader! If you are able to come and join the fun, PLEASE DO! The specific details and sign-ups for activities is coming the beginning of next week, but you can plan to head over after our laps at the South Campus - around 11(ish)


now's a good time to take a deep breath…...

Lunch Forms

go to the OFFICE -- not Ms. Amanda, please.


there is a plastic envelope on the door of the office, at the head of the ramp.

Wish LIst: 1. EXPO Markers 2. Sheet Protectors

THE FIRST GRADE FIELD TRIP

THANKS to our volunteers who went along for the fun: Tanya, Tamara, and Jenn!

FYI: TFU means Teaching For Understanding

generally in Science/Social Studies

in case you were wondering

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$Class Fund$$$$$$$$$$$

If you haven't turned in your donation to the "slush fund" - please do! We will be using some of our contributions to buy the kids pizza at our Class Party post Walk-a-thon! Please see Jenn about making WHATEVER donation you can. Every amount really does help. Really.


PNO Part 1

It was a dark and…...chilly night, but the camaraderie was warm, down at Barbarella last Friday. A small, but steadfast crew, turned out to make merry: Monique, Amber, Shawn, Marija, Nipper, Erica, Miles, Tamara…and two class crashers, Kerry and Jamie Rosenblatt :)


Fridays may be too hard for some - we will check out a Saturday night next PNO!

another deep breath…...

time to MOVE IT, MOVE IT…..WE GOTTA MOVE IT, MOVE IT!

There is so much up in the air - but this is not: We Want to be Ready when it Happens!


Please come to the South Campus this Saturday to help prep and paint, build furniture, move furniture….. 9-3……Child Care is Available at no cost.


and….YOU CAN COME HELP AT SOUTH CAMPUS ALMOST ANY TIME!!! An hour or two here and there will go a looooooong way to making our new room...our new home!

It's on the second floor, all the way at the end - Room #6.


Next Work Party dates are Friday Nov. 22nd (no school) and the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the 30th.

Got to Doc it, doc it…..got to Doc it, Doc Sorry! it sticks in your head!

In her infinite wisdom, Ms. Amanda has suggested that we have ONE Google Doc page and all our different volunteer efforts are located there. Genius! So check it out:


*the various needs are listed in the tabs at the bottom of the page - click there to move from Mystery Reader to Cleaning to Tutoring to Art Volunteer. And each new Opportunity will be added in….like for the Joyful Walkers Club Party - and , um, our next Two Week We Do It All stint in January :)

*Mystery Reader signups have been moved over and more dates will be added.

*Cleaning Team - please Sign Up here so people don't just assume its the fairies doing the work….and so we all know that if we can sign up, we should. Also - the whole First Grade is norming that kids need to stay outside while the cleaning is going on…maybe park people can stick around and play if Cleaners don't want to also go to the park? Those who are cleaning, please contact me about this if that seems helpful - eyoderc@gmail.com

*Assisting during Literacy Centers is weekly and happening!

*Art Class help is so appreciated!

*Sign up for Saturday's Work Party!

MAKE THIS WOMAN SMILE -- ROCK THE WALK $$$