Thursday, May 28, 2015

Circle Letter 4/2/15

April 2, 2015
Dear Families,
          Hello to April and the hopes of more spring like weather.  We have had fun decorating our classroom door in a spring theme… wishful thinking for warmer days to come. I don’t think we will miss our snow pants at recess when the snow finally melts.
         This week we had the guidance counselor from Shapleigh School, Mrs. O’Neil, visit us as part of a transition process for getting our third graders familiar with Shapleigh School.  Next we will write individual letters to a fourth grader with questions and the fourth grader will write back with answers!  In about a month the whole third grade will go and visit Shapleigh and meet the fourth grade teachers.
         This week we also had a Personal Body Touch Presentation. A program overview went home on Thursday. Please check in with your child about the important topics that were touched upon.  Mrs. Rickerich’s (our wonderful guidance counselor!) web page is a great resource for all types of topics, including safe body touch.  If you haven’t had a chance to check it out consider doing so…!

         We have just finished our read aloud, Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech.  A book that touches on many themes… like trust and the importance of family.  Want to know more?  Ask your child about the plot. We will read another short Sharon Creech book that will help inspire a love and appreciation for poetry… poetry writers… and poetry readers.  We may even try our hand at some poetry writing during writing workshop.  Stay tuned.               Happy Easter to you all…!