The anticipation of Halloween is building and the children have already started the week with lots of energy and excitement! Thanks to S.T.'s mom for coming in yesterday to teach us all about Day of the Dead. We also learned that the whooping cranes traveled 28 more miles over the weekend on their migration south (47 total miles). We are crossing our fingers for good weather in Wisconsin so we will be able to tune into the CraneCam some morning.
The ESH Halloween Parade will begin at 9:30 on Friday, October 31st. All 1st and 2nd Grade classes will participate along with Kindergarten Classes. Parents are welcome to come by the classroom at 9:00 a.m. to help children get into their costumes. Once the parade begins, parents are invited to watch the parade at designated spots. Please let us know if your child will not be participating in the Halloween activities or marching in the parade. See the document below for all the details about the parade.
Please remember that children need to manage their costumes with relative independence. They will only wear their costumes during the parade and party and will need to change back into school clothes before we go continue with the rest of our day. Elaborate face make-up is discouraged, as are weapons. If a sword, light-saber, etc. is a vital part of your child’s costume, he/she may carry it but may not use it as a weapon. Please be mindful of the younger children in our school who may be frightened by scary costumes.
EXCITING GLOBAL PROJECT
We are happy to announce that we will be participating in a video pen-pal project with a third grade class in New Dehli, India. One of my former first graders who is a senior at Oberlin College in Ohio reached out to me to see if I'd be interested in taking part. He has been working to develop an education platform that connects K-12 classrooms in the US with schools in developing countries. Our first task was to create an introduction video. Since the children used their names in the video, we have placed in on a password protected page to share with you. The children are very excited about this project and we know that we have some family connections to India. We'd like to invite those families in to teach us more about India. Please let us know if you'd like to come in and share something. We see this as a great way to celebrate the diversity of our classroom and make a wonderful connection across the globe. We look forward to learning about our pen-pals.
To find out more about this project, please visit http://www.lumened.org
Go to the FOR PARENTS page to see the introduction video.
Don't forget to send in flashlights and spare batteries by Wednesday.
Have a wonderful week!