Clyde's Corner

Mrs. Clyde - Issue No. 23

Class News

Just a quick reminder that we have a lot of fun things coming up very quickly. We still need parents to join us for both field trips - June 16th and June 20th. Please check out the Dates to Remember below.

This Friday we are going to celebrate meeting our Rocky Rockstar class goal. The kids met the goal and I owe them a celebration. I am going to combine it with a little Happily Ever After Fairy Tale celebration as well.

The kids have been working for the past few weeks on reading fairy tales and writing about them. Their goal was to read and write about 6 fairy tales. We have been learning about the components of fairy tales. We have compared and contrasted fairy tales. We have been learning about character traits and how sometimes characters change in a story. Now kids are taking all of that and putting it together by writing their own fairy tale. By Friday I am hoping that kids will have completed all 6 of their books as well as finished writing their fairy tale. This Thursday kids will be sharing their fairy tale readers theater with other primary classrooms. Yes, we have been very busy in Room 8 growing as readers and writers!

I am looking for a few parents that could send in a few items for Friday:

For a 3 Little Pigs STEM project: (we'll be building a house for the little pigs!)
- small marshmallows
- toothpicks

For a little fun:
- a fun treat (cookies or something sweet!)
- juice boxes

Please let me know by Thursday morning if you can help with any of the items we need for Friday. Whatever we still need by Thursday afternoon I will go pick up after school.

Book Orders

There is still time for one more book order. A great way to plan for some summer reading.

1st and 2nd Grade Music Program

Friday, June 10th at 9:15AM is our Music Program with Mrs. Early, the music teacher. We hope you can join us in the morning.

Volunteer Tea - June 7th

The Volunteer Tea will be Tuesday June 7th at 3:15pm. This is for all parents who have volunteered in the classroom or at school. We want to thank you for helping make a difference at Ridgecrest.

This year it is after school and we will have limited childcare for kids 10 and under. Please contact Mrs. Whitney to reserve childcare -

Walking Field Trip to Twin Ponds - June 16th

On Thursday, June 16th the 1st and 2nd grade classrooms are walking to Twin Ponds Park (155th Ave. NE). We will be working with Nature Vision for a science exploration of pond habitats. Nature Vision will be providing for free of charge 2 naturalists to work with students in groups. While kids are learning about the pond habitat, the rest of the kids will be playing field games and taking a nature walk.

We are looking for a few parents that could help lead one of the game stations or nature walk. If you would like to help run a station, please let me know. We also need parents to come and help supervise kids as we walk as well as throughout the time at the park. Finally, we would like to have a snack for the park and popsicles when we return to school. Please let me know how you would like to help out.

A permission slip will be coming home this week. Please fill this out and return as soon as possible. There is no cost for the field trip! We will leave Ridgecrest at 8:45AM and return around 1:30PM.

Edmonds Beach Field Trip - June 20th

We are taking the bus to Edmonds Beach to explore tide pools. We will have a Beach Ranger visiting our classroom prior to the field trip and we will have a beach ranger meeting us at the beach to guide our walk. Parents will be able to join us for the tide pool walk. We will leave school at 9:30 and return at 12:30. More information will be coming home as it gets closer.

Field Day - June 21st

Stacee Robinson, our beloved PE Teacher, is organizing the school Field Day on Tuesday, June 21st. She is looking for volunteers to run a station. Please contact her if you are available:

Dates To Remember:

NO School - May 30th - Memorial Day
Volunteer Tea - June 7th
1st/2nd Music Performance - June 10th 9:00AM
NO School - June 13th
Twin Ponds Field Trip - June 16th
Taste of Ridgecrest - June 17th
Edmonds Beach Field Trip - June 20th
Field Day - June 21st
End of Year Class Party/Summer Birthdays - June 23rd
Last Day of School - June 24th