© 2013 Washington Montessori Public Charter School
October 7, 2013
We were thrilled to have 100% participation this year for Donuts for Dads! The children always look forward to this event – we think they actually enjoy spending time with someone special more than they enjoy the doughnut. We appreciate all of you taking the time to make this the special event that it should be.
This week we are beginning our spelling tests. To begin, we have 3 lists – one for 1st-year students, one for 2nd-year students, and one for 3rd-year students. First-year words are: the, lap, hen, box, hut, mad, cut, and, fun, wet. Second-year words are: bike, home, why, time, upon, five, many, your, use, does. Third-year words are: could, some, were, know, when, again, how, then, over, going. The children will be asked to work with these words this week and then take a test Friday afternoon.
We are beginning to discuss the Second Great Lesson in detail. We will be talking about the Pre Cambrian Period, the six periods of the Paleozoic Era, the three periods of the Mesozoic Era, and the Cenozoic Era. We have already talked about the Ice Ages and extinction as we took an overall look at our timeline of life. Our Third Great Lesson will be Friday, October 18th.
As we go further into our study of maps and geography, we will be talking about the lines of latitude and longitude and begin an in-depth study of islands.
Thank you to all the parents who drove for our field trip to the Estuarium! We were lucky that the rain held off until the afternoon so that we could enjoy all we had planned – a picnic lunch and a walk along the waterfront to Scoops.
Thank you to Ginger & Isabel Gardiner for sharing persimmons with our class. I have to admit it was the first time I had ever tried one! Most of the children tried a piece, although some waited to watch other’s reactions before taking some to try.
Janice and Antje
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