With artistic guidance from Alecia Serafini and Polly Ford (art teachers at the Ottoson) the children painted their Japanese tea cups. Thank you to Polly and Alecia for joining us for several sessions, teaching us a new skill and for all your hard work putting the tea cups into the kiln. The children will be able to take their pieces home next week!
Stratton's Field Day is Friday, June 5th. Our class has been assigned to the Green Team! Please have your child wear green on this day. In addition, please make sure your child wears sneakers and sunblock. Please have your bring a water bottle and a change of clothes (for after the water relay races)! We can not wait for this fun day!
I wanted to give a quick update on the planning for our World Fest event. The date is Friday, June 19th. Room Parents will be sending more information about signing up for food donations. The schedule will go something like this.
Drop off food items in the morning or by 10:30 am. You may leave items labeled World Fest in the kitchen.
10:45-11:15 Project Exhibit in your child's classroom
11:15 All parents go to the cafeteria to set up food items and prepare to serve the students. Parents will be able to eat after serving all three classrooms.
11:30 Lunch in the cafeteria Lucente
11:50 Lunch in the cafeteria Abbott
12:10 Lunch in the cafeteria Barth
12:30ish parents eat and help with clean up
All students will have returned to the classroom for dessert. Students who are not in the cafeteria will be with their teachers working on activities in the classroom.
Please let me know if you not be able to attend this event. I will make sure your child has all the same opportunities for sharing their hard work.
If possible, could you contribute $2 for paper products? This would be appreciated.
Many many thanks to Ottoson art teachers (and Stratton Moms) Alecia Serafini and Polly Ford for joining us today with our 5th grade buddies to create Japanese teacups. These are amazing!
The second grade team has decided to do Worldfest this year! What is Worldfest? As part of our Social Studies curriculum study of the continents, each student will complete a project on a country they have chosen based on ancestry or interest. The project will involve researching some basic information about the country. The details of the project will be sent out June 1st. This will be the June homework.
On Friday June 19th, families are invited to view the projects and hear about all the countries studied. For parent homework, we ask each family to contribute a food item that represents their child's study. We will spend time in the classrooms sharing work and lunch in the cafeteria. We will be sending more information about volunteer needs, donations and food requirements soon.
Keep an eye out for a paper copy of this notice along with a sign-up request for you student's country.
We had a wonderful field trip to the Children's Museum! The boys and girls designed beautiful Suminagashi creations. We then toured a house that was built in Japan which was reconstructed at the museum. We completed our trip with lunch overlooking a lovely view of Boston.
Today the children watched a podcast about the geography of Japan. They used the "stop and jot" strategy to take notes.
On May 5th Children's Day is celebrated in Japan! Children fly beautiful kites! Today we created carp kites. (The Carp fish is symbol of strength as they are able to swim upstream against currents.) The boys and girls made wonderful creations today!
I love staying connected between the classroom and the children's homes. I look forward to posting often this year! Feel free to leave comments!