Lower Elementary - March 11, 2016

Dear RiverRun Families,

We have been practicing for the upcoming play all week. Dress rehearsal will be on Tuesday therefore all the costumes need to be in by Tuesday. The play will be at 1:30 on Thursday March 17th. This year at the end of the performance the children will be escorted back to their classrooms and dismissed from their rooms.

Tatiana presented the Long Black Line lesson to the children. This lesson is to create an impression of the amount of time that went into preparing the earth for the arrival of humans. We are preparing the children to learn about the evolution of life. The spool of cloth used in this lesson is 30 meters, each centimeter representing 2,000,000yrs. At the very end of the strip is a red line, 1cm wide, which represents the Age of Humans.

Lessons continued on subtractions, fractions, division, and adverbs. The Middles learned about the commutative property of multiplication and the Elders worked on multiplying numbers with two digit multipliers using the Bank Game. The First years had lessons on homophones and place value.

Please check your children’s folders and take out all the messages meant for home. We are looking for permission slips to A Midsummer Night’s Dream. We will be taking the CDTA bus to the performance. Upper El and the Middle School will be going as well.

I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity, Eleanor Roosevelt

Have a Wonderful Weekend,
Amy, Tatiana, Rachel and Cyndy