We are quickly approaching conferences, and the students are working hard! We are checking in with the kids, reviewing their goals, and seeing how far the students have progressed. And oh my goodness! How far they have come! All of the students have grown so much and matured over the months they have been in school. We are lucky enough to see them get taller, faster, more confident, and more independent as the weeks tick by.
Some of the most apparent growth we can see in our students is in their journal pages! We have begun working on the South America Journal pages and these kids are sponges. They can recall and write, dictate and draw! So many have mastered the proper writing posture, it’s unbelievable.
With journal pages, we mark the last few days of our South America Unit! After conferences, we will take a week to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Stories, songs, poems, and projects will be our fun reprieve, after a long academic unit. We ask that for Valentine’s Day, each child brings in a cereal box that is pre-wrapped so we can decorate it at school with markers and stickers!
That same week is Rivendell Has Heart Week, from February 11th through 15th. Every year we choose an organization in the community to help with our Rivendell kindness. This year, for our service project, we will be collecting disposable diapers for The Nappie Project, which is a local charity that provides diapers to families in need in Larimer County. Diapers are not approved items to be purchased with any kind of public assistance, so often these families struggle to keep enough on hand. They are also required to have diapers in order to drop their children off at daycare, which creates an added stress. The Nappie Project is looking for any size, new, disposable diapers, but especially sizes 4, 5, and 6. You can drop off your diaper donation in the front lobby of Rivendell. Thank you for your generosity!
During Rivendell Has Heart Week, we will also be having our “Spirit” dress up days. Those are as follows:
Monday – February 11th – Sports Day (show your pride for your favorite sports team)
Tuesday – February 12th – Pajama Day (be aware of weather too, we will still play outside)
Wednesday – February 13th – Book Character Day (dress as your favorite literary character)
Thursday – February 14th – Valentine’s Day (wear all your hearts and valentine designs)
Friday – February 15th – Rivendell Pride Day (show your love by wearing your Rivendell gear)
Thanks for helping us make this a great week!
After Valentine’s Day we will begin our transition to Colonial America! Our big project for Colonial America is Rice Babies. Similar to colonial American children, we will be sewing and creating our own babies from cloth bags filled with rice that are equivalent to your child’s birth weight and length. From parents we will need a bag of rice that is the student’s birth weight, and information on the student’s eye color, and hair color at birth!
Thanks, and have a great night!
Dylan, Lois, Christin, and Alison