What a fun and busy time of year! We are well into our unit on astronomy, the solar system, and all things “outer space. Recently we have been learning all about astronauts. Some students have mentioned hoping to be astronauts when they grow up. One student, when it was suggested she might be a good astronaut, said, “But I don’t want to be an astronaut.” “Oh, really? What do you want to be?” “I want to be a teacher when I grow up.” We are so excited to get to learn and play with your students–and they are so excited about astronomy!
Speaking of learning and playing, Mary and Amber’s class went to the Ft. Collins Museum of Discovery to learn some astronomy with Big Bird and friends. We learned how the sun moves through the earth’s sky, where the big dipper is, how to find the north star, and even went on a journey to the moon! We got to see how there is no air on the moon, and how people and other objects are affected by the moon’s low gravity! Lois and Christin’s Tuesday class will be attending the same show next week. Please turn in any remaining permission slips and money to them and have your child here in their Rivendell T-shirt with appropriate clothing for the weather, as we will be outdoors!
As the weather is cooling off, our little hands could use some mittens to stay warm for our outside time (it’s still chilly in the morning). If your child doesn’t know how to easily put on gloves by themselves, mittens are much easier for independence, and often will keep the fingers warmer! Please remember to bring layers for our changing Colorado weather, and if you have extra mittens, boots, sneakers, hats, etc, feel free to just leave a set here at school.
Rivendell’s annual Fun Fest is right around the corner. It’s a fun time for all ages, and a safe and non-scary place to play games, wander the halls in costume, and see friends. If you are interested in volunteering (you too could paint faces or run a game station), or just want some more information, please check the web page: https://www.rivendell-school.org/fun-fest/ Grab the whole family and come on out–you might even see your teacher!
October 21, we have an opportunity for Monday children to go on a wagon ride leaving from school. It’s a great time to see fall changes! Please send your child in long pants on Monday as we will be out for about half an hour and likely sitting on some hay bales or wooden benches. Gold permission slips need to be returned ASAP! Remember there is no school or extended care this Thursday and Friday, as we have Parent/Teacher conferences and fall break. We look forward to seeing some of you tomorrow, and the rest of you next Friday for conferences. Enjoy the long weekend!
The Early Childhood Team
Amber, Christin, Lois and Mary