PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS. IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE WEEK.. As we bring in the end of this semester, I am sad that some of you are not with us. Please know that i wish you all the very best for a beautiful holiday season filled with love and laughter, and I will be eager to see you again next year.
Ki Melissa and I will combine our classes this week. It will be a time for wrapping up our basket project. in case you didn't hear, I apparently boiled some posion ivy when i boiled the vines to strip them and make them supple, and I have a full blown case of the scratches!! I am highly allergic to it, and my guard was down because it was winter. Lesson learned! Thank goodness I got the steroid shot today. I think I'll be able to be at school tomorrow and we'll work on the baskets again, although I might not touch anything unless I have rubber gloves on.
There wlll be a little special time each day as follows:
Tuesday will be board/card game day. If your child has a favorite board game to share, please ask them to bring it. I will be bringing mankala, parcheesi, skip-bo, several decks of playing cards, dominos, and a couple others. We'll divide into groups and try to have each group play at least 3 games. Each of the games involves counting. I'm quite sure that playing myriad games like this when I was a child led to my love of numbers, and my ability to "count in my head."
Wednesday is wear-your-pajamas day. We will have popcorn and almond milk hot chocolate and Ki Melissa and I will be reading stories to the class about Winter and holiday celebrations.
Thursday morning we will have tea and "biscuits," AKA cookies, and fruit ( with maybe some chocolate to dip it in. So that we can accommodate all of our students' dietary needs, the cookies need to be vegan and gluten and sugar free. The Middle grades don't have any nut allergies, but there may be some in the Lower grades, so we'll stay away from nuts in the cookies. It's hard to make cookies without sugar, but I'm going to try my hand at using agave nectar. I have holiday flavored herb tea, so no caffeine. If you have a tried and true recipe, please send it to me. Otherwise I will be relying on the internet.
Remember that dismissal is at noon on Thursday.
Have a wonderful week!!