Field Trips: Tomorrow we will be visiting West Linn City Hall, (Wed. February 18th.) It will be a very short field trip. Bus will leave at 9:45 and we’ll be back at Willamette at about 11:15. No need to pack a sack lunch because we’ll be back before lunch. This special visit is a great accompaniment to our community unit!
Next Thursday, 2/26, we will be taking the Portland Bridges field trip with Ms. McCormick’s class! This is an all day field trip. Please let me know if you child needs a sack lunch from school to take on the field trip. This field trip will start us out with our new unit of study: Engineering. If you are a confirmed chaperone, I will send you an email later this week with details. It is very important that your child is not tardy this day.
Families and Communities: We are a little more than half way through with our social studies unit that focuses on learning about our family and the communities of our world. During this unit, we have been learning about the members of our West-Linn community, how read and make maps, and our place in the world, as well as exploring the ancestry of your family. We have created a community (city) in our classroom out of the empty cereal or cracker boxes you’ve sent in. The kids named it “Schmidtlandia”. I added a new link on our classroom blog, for students to read about different members of a community and their jobs. Next week for homework I will ask students to visit the blog and comment on a community member they learned about.
Math: We have started a new Math Unit. Please look for the blue paper that went home today explaining the new concepts.
Parent Conferences: I can’t believe parent conferences are schedule to take place in one month (3/17-19)! Please mindful and keep those days open for upcoming scheduling. There is a chance that I might start a day early, 3/16. Information will be sent home in the upcoming weeks regarding when exactly the schedule sign-ups will be open. This conference is a student led conference in which your child will share his/her learning and progress of the year thus far, as well as goals to continue to work on.
Thank you! Enjoy the beautiful week!