Rivendell Younger Kids

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Younger Kids News

Dear Parents,

It is nice to be back with your kids this week as we finish up our study of the Maya, Inca and Aztec cultures by examining the similarities and differences between these cultures.  Next week we will begin our new unit; Central and South America.

We hope that you were able to get some enjoyable extra time with your child(ren) yesterday as we spent the day together as a staff engaging in several professional development activities.  One of the major areas of focus for us yesterday was gender inclusion.  Supporting each and every individual student at Rivendell is paramount to what we do.  Since science tells us that gender exists across a spectrum rather than in the binary boy/girl paradigm in which most of us were raised, it is vital for all of us to spend time challenging these outdated notions about gender.  If you are interested in learning more about the subject we encourage you to spend some time examining the organization we partnered with yesterday at the following website; genderspectrum.org.

This Thursday afternoon we will get to experience a special event here at Rivendell.  Brenda, our amazing Spanish teacher, has been working with the Older Kids to prepare for our Latin American Marketplace.  The Older Kids will be ‘selling’ craft items that they created in a marketplace setting here at school.  Students in our YK classes will practice using several phrases that are common in this sort of setting and will have a chance to apply their learning in this interactive experience.  Our students will use pesos that we provide for them and will get to keep the items that they purchase.  We are sure that our students will have a lot to share about this fun experience when they arrive home on Thursday after school!

The office has asked that we include a link to the Rivendell Sunday E-Newsletter in our notes home to you.  If you need to access this newsletter you can do so using the following link; https://www.rivendell-school.org/about-us/newsletter-archives/

We hope you have a terrific week!

Seth, Dylan and Annie