Lower Elementary - May 20, 2016

RiverRun Families,

The children are looking forward to sharing their stories with you this upcoming Wednesday or Thursday. You are invited to come on both days if you wish, although your child will only read on the assigned day.

This week the children have been working hard practicing their skills. By this time of year they are working independently with confidence. On Monday during art some of the children were making kites as a final activity on our study of China. So far we have assembled the frames. Kites are a part of the Chinese culture. The Chinese may have been early inventors of kites according to some books we have read. We are moving on to learn a bit about Japan since they will be hosting the next Olympic Games. On May 27th the cycling event will be held. Not all the children want to participate. If your child expressed interest I sent home a permission slip and information with them. If your child has not brought in a folder please check their bags for information.

We will be picking torch bearers for the Opening Ceremonies. The children have been asked to nominate a member of the community based on positive qualities they notice. We talked about qualities one would admire in a person and have a list for them to refer to when filling out their nomination forms.

 

THE OLYMPIC CREED

“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle.”

 

Have a Beautiful Weekend,

Amy, Tatiana, Cyndy & Rachel