Happy New Year! We are so excited to be back at school. The spring semester is one of renewal and growth. December was filled with celebrations for world peace and our love for one another. This particular group of children has an astounding amount of independence and maturity. We are looking forward to all of the growth and prosperity that their hard work will continue to support.
I am looking forward to this month’s study of fractions, ratio and proportion! Several children have already studied the Pythagorean theorem, and we will explore a few more things in this area.
The verb is the most important part of speech this month, and we will discuss some persuasive essay skills.
In addition to botany and zoology, physics is our focus in our advanced sciences. Our geographical focus is Asia this month, and we will continue our historical study of Florida, the United States and the world!
We are looking for a few donations to help improve our environment. Any of the following would be greatly appreciated:
- potting soil.
- An iPad for research.
Guana Field Trip
We will visit Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve next week! We will leave at 9 a.m. and be back to school around 2 p.m. Please let me know if you would like to join us.
Parent Education Night II
The second part in our parent series is an experience night. “Please join me for a lesson” is something your child hears often, but it’s your turn this time.
We are getting really excited for our Driftwood trip next month, Feb. 7-9!
We will leave school at 9 a.m. Wednesday and return to school about 2 p.m. Friday. Carpool groups will be created when I know exact numbers on Jan. 26.
Please return your child’s medical form at your earliest convenience. If you would like to join us, please let us know A.S.A.P.
All meals are included in the cost of the trip; please do not send snacks with your child. Children will be able to call home each night. Student cellphones will be with me when we are in classes.
Jan. 15: MLK Day/ No school
Jan. 16: Guana field trip
Jan. 24: Pizza Day
Jan. 25: Parent Education Night II
Feb. 7-9: Driftwood Overnight
Feb. 16: Half-day of school