The Middle Kids will be working hard this week on writing their recitation of an African country. At this point in the year we determined that these kids are ready to make more of their own choices when doing a writing like this. Allowing them more choice helps to give them more investment in the project. We are excited to see what the kids come up with. They may still need some help from you to weed through all of the information they might find on their country, and to determine importance.
The kids have been working hard at school to complete their first narrative books. At this point, most of them have completed the writing and revisions and are working on final details such as illustrations and book covers. Once the books are complete they will have a chance to share their stories with the class before bringing them home. We call this Author’s Chair. The kids are always so proud to share their finished books.
Next week we will start sending home information regarding this year’s science fair. In middle kids we do a “science share” recitation, with the science fair being optional. The information you get next week will explain this in more detail.
The kids are hoping for a snow day tomorrow, but we don’t think that is very likely, so be sure to help your child be ready for a snowy recess. Please bring snow boots and an extra pair of shoes or slippers for inside. We will go outside if its not too cold.
There will be a volunteer appreciation party here at school on Thursday evening. You are all welcome to come! Check the Rivendell newsletter from yesterday for specifics about this event.