Dear Pod 100 families:
After the break, we will be moving into rehearsal for our original production in the Communication Arts Center (CAC), to be performed on the morning of January 26th, 2018. This year we will be performing fables from around the world, and one of the messages of the show is that fables are one way in which elders share their wisdom with our children.
At the beginning of each Disney CAC production, we project a slideshow of your children at work preparing for the show. This year we would like to include some photos of beloved elders that help us mentor our children. If you can, and would like to participate, please email to me a digital photo of a grandparent, or an uncle, or an aunt, or of older siblings for inclusion in this “preshow”. This can be a photo of your child with that person, or just the elders by themselves, but we think this will be a nice addition to the show. Please understand, this is not a requirement – but a nice extra if you choose to participate.
Please send photos before Friday, January 12, 2018.
Email photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org
And please consider, if your schedule allows, volunteering during the weeks of January 15 – January 26 to help put the show together! We couldn’t create these wonderful original shows each year without our valued parent volunteers!
Hoping you are having a wonderful holiday season!
Arnold April (theater consultant) and Kate Brannigan
Updates for the week of December 18-22
- Reading MAP Test will be Wednesday morning.
- There will not be a spelling test this week.
- We will have a comprehension and vocabulary test on Thursday about the book How Leopard Got His Spots. The text was sent home with children on Monday.
- Flat Stanley December book projects were sent home Monday. Please email if you have any questions. I look forward to reading your child’s Flat Stanley Journal in January.
Have a wonderful winter break!
Mistletoe Monday – December 18th
Wear red and green to start off our theme week!
Tinsel Tuesday – December 19th
Wear shiny colors of silver and blue!
Winter Candy Cane Wednesday – December 20th
Wear red and white or stripes!
Holiday Traditions Thursday – December 21st
Wear your holiday shirts & other clothing items!
Fuzzy, Comfy Jammie Friday – December 22nd
Wear your favorite pajamas! No slippers, please.
We are preparing for our big show! Here is a video for your little performer to practice at home. Remember our dance moves are different from the video in some places!
I apologize for the homework error last night. I accidentally copied our story of the week incorrectly. Thank you, families, for being understanding. I have sent home a new (and complete!) copy of the book. Our comprehension test will be on Thursday. Your child would benefit from additional practice reading the book, A Cupcake Party, before our assessment. This text is at your child’s independent reading level and should be read without parent assistance.
- The Disney School Spelling Bee has been rescheduled to January 9th. Classroom spelling bees will take place during the week of December 18-22.
- NWEA MAP Math tests will be taken with homeroom teachers. (104-12/11/17)
- NWEA MAP Reading tests will be taken with reading teachers. (104 Reading students will test 12/20/17)
Thank you for volunteering to chaperone our field trip. We are very lucky to have so many great parent helpers in room 104! Unfortunately, this trip allows for only three adults. The students and I picked our chaperone names from a bucket this morning.
The first-grade pod will be viewing several short films at the International Children’s Film Festival on Monday, November 20th. Permission slips and fees need to be returned by Thursday, November 16th. Cost of the trip is $8.00. We will be taking a limited number of chaperones. If you are interested in joining room 104 please mark the permission slip chaperone box. I will be randomly selecting volunteer names on Thursday morning. Chaperones will be notified by email and backpack mail.