OLDER KIDS’ NEWS
The knights and damsels are preparing for their grand display; tumbling jesters, singing ladies and fellows, and colorful boomwackers are filling the air as the Older Kids make final adjustments to ready themselves for their musical, “Joust”. They will perform their show for the school this Wednesday and for the parents this Friday, November 9th at 12:00 in the Rivendell Commons. Please join us for this delightful musical!
We have been discussing and trying to digest the democratic process in class. Students have been working on an essay that demonstrates their knowledge of an important issue in this election, the two candidates’ views of this issue, and their persuasive argument for their own personal opinion. We also explored the electoral college and three branches of government.
This Tuesday, on Election Day, we will participate in the school wide vote between the wolf and the eagle, the younger kids’ chosen candidates for their “election”.
The younger kids classroom are campaigning for their chosen animals and will have set up an “official” voting booth for all students to participate in. Older kids will, in addition, be anonymously voting for their chosen presidential candidate. No matter whom you favor in the election, participation in free elections is an exciting and worthwhile process to expose our 4th and 5th graders to.
Next Friday, November 16, we will be taking a field trip to the new Discovery Science Museum. We will be spending the majority of the day there and the students will need to pack a sack lunch. We will be taking the city bus for our transportation.
There has been a case of lice reported in the school. Elizabeth Carol, Mato’s mom, recommends California Baby Tea Tree and Lavender baby wash and shampoo. Apparently, lice do not like tea tree or lavender.
Although we have been blessed by unseasonably warm weather, winter is bound to show its face soon. Please bring appropriate clothes to school for the weather. Keeping a sweater or sweatshirt on your hook at school is never a bad idea. Kudos to this group of Older Kids who, overall, have kept the back coat area much tidier than in years past. As weather changes and the holidays approach, let’s keep active in taking responsibility for our own belongings.
Halloween behind us, elections and musicals in front of us; this promises to be another exciting week!
Michele, Inta, Jane, and Ashley
• Vocabulary cards for Lesson 5; Due Wednesday
• Purple Math: Work in your book for 20 minutes, beginning with corrections
• Practice Lines and gather all props and costume pieces for the school performance tomorrow.
• Work on your Underland Project. Take the orange Underland project sheet and begin answering questions.
• Practice lines and gather all props and costume pieces for the performance for your parents tomorrow.