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Elementary: Upper El - Oct. 2019

Updated: Oct 31, 2019

Thank you so much for your support, hard work, and presence during Historical Halloween. The students love this event and they do an amazing job presenting their historic figures. We will see you in the gym on Thursday, October 31st at 8:45 am for their memorable presentations. The students will also be giving their presentations to one preschool classroom later in the day.

Students enjoying a guided tour of the Montana History Hall at Museum of the Rockies.

This month, we have the opportunity to work with ROC (Reach Out and Care). They came to our school in September to present to us about their organization which helps make and deliver wheelchairs to children in need around the world. This month, we will be creating artwork which we will sell before the holiday season. Our goal is to raise $800 to purchase the materials to make two wheelchairs.


We will then build the wheelchairs ourselves and they will be delivered to Mexico over Spring Break. This will be a year-long outreach program and it will allow us to see the results of our efforts towards helping others.


Thank you to Judy Neiminen for coming into our class on Fridays to work with our students on their own individual sewing project. We appreciate the practical life skills that you have taught them and they will forever cherish their pillowcase.


Reach for the Stars reading incentive program will continue until November 5th. The students are encouraged to collect pledges to support their love of reading while helping less fortunate children around Montana receive books; 50% of the pledges will purchase new books for Hopa Mountain and 50% of the pledges will go back to your child in the form of new books. Your child is also able to donate up to 100% of their pledges if they choose to do so. Usborne Books will also match 25% of the total pledges with books for our school.

Identifying stream insects at Outdoor Education Day.

Peace Time is a weekly class period where we focus on helping the students understand their power to make a difference in the world and spread peace. We are focusing on peace within ourselves, relating harmoniously with others, resolving differences, cooperative work, and respect for the environment. It is a special time each week where the students share their feelings and practice listening to each other.


We will be continuing our annual Thanksgiving tradition of making jam from the currant berries that we harvested this fall from our bushes. Thank you Dana Murray for making this a special experience for the students.


Have a great month,


Jessica


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