Younger Kids News
Monday, January 22, 2018
We have a short week this week with no school on Friday due to parent teacher conferences. If you haven’t yet signed up for a conference, please do so. We look forward to sharing details with you about all that your child has learned so far this school year and what to look forward to for the remainder of the year!
We are well underway with our Africa, African American History, and Diversity unit. We started with the geography and biomes of Africa, and are now focusing on African culture. Last week, we learned about Banda Masks and this week we will learn about and make African djembe drums. A special thanks to Mickey’s mom, Ann Marie, for bringing in some fantastic books that showed great examples of African art and masks and to Zander’s mom, Erin, for bringing in real African masks that were brought back from her African travels!
In February, there are several things coming up to look forward to! One of these is our annual Valentine’s Day celebration. In preparation for this, we would like to begin collecting Valentine’s boxes from each of you. Please bring in an empty cereal box that your child will transform into their Valentine’s Day mailbox in the coming weeks. We would like to collect these soon so we can begin our decorating!
During the week of February 5-9th is Rivendell Has Heart Week. During this week, we will be focusing on kindness at Rivendell. As part of this focus, we will be collecting socks for the homeless shelter in Fort Collins. There will be a collection box near the front desk where you can donate new, men’s, women’s or children’s socks. A representative from The Mission will be at Rivendell on Wednesday, February 7th to pick up this donation.
Also in February will be our 100th day celebration (this week, we celebrate our 90th day, can you believe it?!), our summer school launch and Kid’s Night In on February 9th. We will have further details about these in our next few Younger Kids notes.
Have a wonderful week!
Seth, Annie, and Rachael