Students settling into new environment
Our first full month of school in our new environment has been exciting! I’m impressed with our community’s ability to work through growing pains.
We’re continuing to lay the solid foundation of a loving community by learning about others and ourselves. We have developed a classroom constitution, daily jobs and procedures for our daily groups. We’ve started our community meetings to democratically work through issues and prioritize things that are important to us.
All of our extra groups have started, including yoga, Science & Sound, Lit study, Rhythm & Movement, F.A.C.E., Spanish and Peace Study. We are excited that we will take our first field trip to MOSH next month! Parent volunteer sheets will go home when the details are final.
Oct. 4: Parents’ Night
Oct. 5: Planning Day (no students)
Oct. 9: In-school field trip with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
Oct. 30: Historical Halloween (more information to come)
It’s imperative for 9-to-12-year-old children to have routines. Predictable schedules offer security and independence.
Arriving to school on time is a routine that affects not only your child, but the rest of the school.
When children begin the day together, they can more easily build relationships and feel prepared for school.
We are in need of a parent volunteer who can re-paint and seal our picnic tables. Please let me know if you are interested.
We are looking for a few donations to help improve our environment. Any of the following would be greatly appreciated:
- A shelf for our plants on the back deck.
- A garden hose nozzle.
- A class set of iPads for research and Science & Sound class.