We will be working on using the photos from our trip to make an iBook for the iPad. As soon as we have our iBook finished (sometime after the break) we will send you a copy to view on your own iPad or apple device or as a pdf document. Stay tuned....
On Friday, your child brought home two notes stapled to his/her finished work packet that need to be returned this week. One was the Gym Show permission form. Please return this tomorrow if your child plans to participate in Thursday's evening performance or email Ms. King firstname.lastname@example.org. The show begins at 6:15. The P.E. teachers need to have an accurate count to plan for Thursday's show.
The other note sent home included a letter describing a study on moral development being conducted by post doctoral researchers at the University's Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab. If you agree to have your child participate, please complete, sign and return the TWO forms by the end of the week. Thanks for you support!
FAMILY MESSAGE LETTERS
Because of our field trip on Thursday, the children did not have time to write their family letters last week. Please look for the green folders in your child's backpack on Monday. Please reply and return the folders before the end of the week. We want to make sure they have all been returned before Spring Break.
ALVIN AILEY FIELD TRIP
We are set for Friday’s trip to the Auditorium Theater to see the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. We are excited to report that we will be taking the Metra! Tickets have been purchased for everyone and it has been arranged for us to have our own train car. This was a highlight of our field trip last year and everything went very smoothly. Mr. Wilson’s, Ms. Gillespie’s and Ms. Johnson’s classes will also be taking the train. The performance begins at 11:00 a.m. and will last an hour. We will leave the classroom at 9:25 to walk to the 57th St. Metra station to catch the 9:53 train. The train will arrive at Van Buren station at 10:04. We will have time for a snack and a leisurely walk to the theater.
Following the performance, the plan is to walk to Millennium Park for lunch. If you work nearby, we invite you to join us for lunch! If it is rainy or too cold, or both, we will return to school on the 12:22 train from Van Buren station. We hope to make that decision on Friday morning before we leave. If the weather is in our favor we will have about an hour to eat a picnic lunch and to enjoy the interesting art and nature in the park. We will gather at “The Bean” at 1:00 to walk to the Millennium Station to catch the 1:20 train back to school. The train gets us to the 57th St. station at 1:36, well in advance of our regular afternoon dismissal. This is wonderful way for the children to experience the city and adds lots of memories of this field trip.
We are asking that you pack your child a picnic lunch (and bring one for yourself if you are a chaperone), including a drink that he or she can carry in a backpack. Do not forget to include snack as usual! The current forecast is for temperatures in the mid- 40’s and cloudy. Since we will be near the lake, dressing for cold, windy Chicago conditions is necessary.
The following children have a parent attending as a chaperone. Everyone should have been billed for the tickets ($12 each) through FACTS sometime in October.
Charlotte +1 (mom)
Lena +1 (mom)
Phoebe +1 (mom)
Sohrab +1 (mom)
Hannah +1 (mom)
Jake +1 (mom)
Reese +1 (mom)
Milena +1 (mom)
Jackson +1 (mom)
Camille +1 (mom)
Jordan +1 (mom)
Lucia +1 (mom)
Ethan K. +1 (mom)
Kiran +1 (dad)
Nathan +1 (dad)
We have an extra ticket if anyone else would like to join us. Please let me know as soon as possible to we can make the appropriate adjustments to FACTS. Thanks!
ALVIN AILEY WORKSHOP
With funding from the Parents' Association and a grant from Roosevelt University, a few of the Alvin Ailey dancers will come to Lab on Monday and Tuesday to hold 45 minute workshops for all of the second grade classes. We are so lucky to have this opportunity! Our class will attend a workshop on Tuesday in the Dance Studio (a part of Kovler Gym). Be sure to follow our Twitter feed and class blog for updates and photos. We can't wait!
We will not send another newsletter before Spring Break. Please see our Twitter feed and classroom blog for updates throughout the week. Also, photos have been added to Birthdays and Snow albums in the Gallery. We wish you all a restful and relaxing Spring Break!