Last week of conferences (and early dismissal!). I remember what a pain it was to figure out where the kids were actually going to go every afternoon for two whole weeks. Yikes! Four more days and you are done!
There are several things I wanted to let you know about in room 24. Our last day of poetry with Ms. P is this Wednesday. Thanks to Kiddo! (you!) we received 6 sessions of poetry.....amazing! We are transitioning to a nonfiction writing unit. Each student has chosen a topic they know A LOT about to write a small book. They will use these books to teach the rest of us about their topic. In looking at published nonfiction books we noticed that there are lots of pictures.....this is where you come in! Over the next few weeks if you could help your child find photos, pictures online, pictures from brochures or magazines connected to their topic, I would greatly appreciate it. If you don't have a printer at home, maybe you could send them to me and I can print them? There are some interesting topics to be sure....details to follow!
To recognize the upcoming holidays, room 24 participates in the Adopt-A-Family program. I will create a sign-up genius once I receive details about the family, which should be in the next few days.
Another community service activity we do is collect sample size toiletries to donate to the Ritter House in San Rafael. They provide a shower for homeless men and women and use these all the time! Please look under your sink to see if you have anything hiding from a past trip, or ?? Ask grandma to look under her sink, your next door neighbor....you get the idea. We will collect, collect, collect and then bag them into individual give-away bags to donate. Ideally each bag will include shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, and a toothbrush....and whatever else gets thrown into the mix. They will not take mouthwash as it has alcohol. So, if you are traveling to a hotel over the Thanksgiving holiday, bring home some samples!!
Lastly, remember to visit our wonderful Book Fair the week of December 3-7! Maybe they will even have a book there for our Adopt-A-Family!!
Thanks for all that you do. I appreciate you and your wonderful kids!