Rivendell Younger Kids

Younger Kids News

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Dear Parents,

These past two weeks have given our Younger Kids a chance to get to know one another and acclimate to classroom routines and schedules. We are now ready to dive into math and reading worksessions. This week, the kids will begin to work independently at individual seatwork and activities that we prepare for them, as we work one-on-one with each child.  We will also begin journals and theme writing this week.

Every month in Younger Kids, we feature an Author of the Month. September’s author is Julia Cook.  Her fun and engaging books teach valuable social and emotional skills. Visit the YK blog at https://www.rivendell-school.org/youngerkids/ to see the rest of this year’s authors.

You may have already heard your child talk about Egypt, as we began our Topic Unit studies on Thursday. We decided to combine our topic unit on Egypt with our next unit on Deserts and Reptiles, since much of Egypt is desert and many Egyptian myths stem from desert animals. We introduced Egypt last week, discussing the word ‘ancient’ and the coming together of Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt in 3000 BC. This week, we will learn about Egyptian pyramids, mummies and pharaohs. We’ll have fun exploring the engineering of the pyramids with sugar cube models. At the end of the week, we will complete our first theme writing to reflect on what we have learned.

You will learn more about Younger Kids’ worksessions, journals and theme writings at Back to School Night, as well as our literacy and math curriculums. We will address our classroom schedules and routines as well. Please be sure to join us! Back to School Night for Younger Kids will be this Thursday, September 5th from 6:35 to 7:05. We will meet in the Music Room. This is an adult-only informational event. Please do not bring your child, as there will be no child-care provided. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Last Friday we sent Friday Folders home for the first time this school year.  These folders will come home every Friday and will contain your child’s work from the week and important communications from school.  Please go through the pages inside with your child, keep all of it at home and return the empty folder back to school so that we can get it stuffed and sent home again at the end of the week.  Thanks for your help with this!

Here’s to another great week of school! Thank you for sharing your children with us!

Annie, Seth & Dylan