Newsletter – Week of 10/29/18
This week just flew by, with the Halloween festivities, Farm to Table, and our field trip to Kroll Farm. Thank you very much to the parents who helped make it all happen smoothly. We couldn’t do it without you!
Kroll Farm field trip
The field trip to Kroll Farm was a lot of fun for all! We had a picnic, went on a Hayride, and learned all about gourds and broom corn. Then we saw the chickens, goats, and llamas, and got to pet them and feed them willow leaves.The chickens were happy to see us too, as they came over to look for crumbs from our lunches!
The kids loved the corn maze, where they learned facts about corn. Even the bus ride was a highlight of the trip! The next day the students wrote about their favorite part of the trip, and their pages are on display in our hallway.
What crazy weather we had on Halloween! But the kids still had fun at the parade.They also enjoyed playing games and visiting with friends at the party. Mr. Zamiar stopped by to read the kids a story, and the parent volunteers were very helpful!
With the early snow and colder weather, warm outer gear is a must. We will continue to go outside each day, so it’s time to pull out the snow pants, coats, mittens, and hats. A good rule of thumb is if the temps are below 40 with or without a windchill, then snow pants go on that morning.
Also, snow pants will go home each day with your child. If your child wears them to school, they will also wear them home(or carry them if the temps rise enough). If the kids want to play in the snow they will need to have on their snow pants and mittens or gloves.
A note about extra clothing at school: Please send in a ziploc bag containing a long sleeved shirt, long pants, socks, and underwear to be kept at school. We will then send home the warm weather set of clothing that you sent to school at the beginning of the year.
Soup Service Project:
On Monday the children will be participating in our Soup Service Project. We will be making the soup and then serving it to staff members for lunch. The students will also get a chance to sample the soup. Please send your child to school with a bowl and spoon to eat the soup with.
Below is the recipe we will be using for the soup. If you do not want your child to sample it, please let me know this weekend. Also, the students will still have their normal lunch/snack from 10-10:30, so please pack their regular lunch meal for Monday.
1lb. beans, soaked overnight if possible, drained & rinsed*
3 carrots, very finely minced (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 stalks celery, very finely minced (about 1 cup)
1 onion, very finely minced (about 1 1/2 cups)
can of corn
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp sage, such as Sprouts Organic dried sage
4c vegetable broth
salt and pepper to taste
It is hard to believe but next Friday, November 15th, will be the last day of the first trimester. Report cards will follow the next week and then conferences will be the week of Thanksgiving. More information about conferences will be coming soon.
Have a wonderful weekend!