Friday, March 4, 2016

Circle Letter 03/04/16

March 4, 2016
Dear Families,
         What a great “Leap Year” week we have had together, perhaps highlighted by our Read Across America (drop everything and read…) Dr. Seuss recognition.  On rainy Wednesday morning we got to take over the hallway and windowsills and read lots of the morning away.  Perfect start to a school day!
         And more good stuff is in store for next week!  Mitchell School’s 26th annual Arts Fair, funded by our awesome PTA, is next week.  This year our third graders will have the opportunity to try “rhythm and rap” with Trash Can Lid Production. The kids will work with an artist-in residence all week for about 45 minutes each day.  Students will have the opportunity to perform for you on Thursday Night, March 10th and again for the school on Friday afternoon. It sounds wonderful and promises to be a great enriching experience for all our students. Stay tuned!
         We continue to develop our information books during writing workshop time.  This week kids worked on crafting survey or interview questions related to their topic as well as learned new computer skills on Google Draw. Get the scoop from your kiddo… or better yet have them show you what they know.  It’s great and useful!
         Lastly, we have started Roald Dahl book groups.  Find out what book your child is reading… and with who.  Thanks to Thomas’ mom and Ollie’s mom for volunteering to lead a book group.  The emphasis will be practicing “Smart Book Talk.” Also we started a new read aloud… an absolute favorite of Ms. Lantz’s.  Find out more from your child…! J                     Enjoy the weekend..!