Friday, March 2, 2018

Ms. Attistic


Artistic Calm

The kids created beautiful art with Ms. Attie. Save a place on your wall for this gorgeous work. 

Mother Tongue 

The morning of March 12, we will celebrate mother tongue sounds, stories and smiles. This will be a whole school community event, so we really want you to join in. While you should have received an office email about the event, I'll say now that coming in to share your mother tongue, for example, in traditional greetings, a children's story, a poem, proverb, joke, song, or simply being present, would joyfully show the importance of maintaining familial and linguistic global traditions. It will be fun too. Please join in this relaxed, morning event (yes, there will be robust coffee and warm pastries) and email me if you have any questions. 

Comic Craze

We got hold of some vintage comic books and the boys went wild. Comics definitely count as reading so whatever works, right? 

Well, one thing I was interested to learn was how our third grade girls don't like comics. They rightly observed the stories as too violent. As a grown-up boy, now, I guess I hadn't really thought of it before.  

Thanks for raising my awareness girls. Choose wisely boys. 

Oh, the comics did inspire a clever invention by Magneto Boy. Cool! 

Fraction Fun

We've started studying fractions. 

Fractions are fun! 

And fractions can be easily exercised at home. 

For example, ask your child what another example of 1/2 could be (possible answers include 2/4, 4/8, 6/12, 7/14) or 1/3 (with 2/6, 3/9, 4/12, 5/15 possible). Or flip it and ask your fraction maker to reduce 14/28, 12/36, etc. Fun, eh? 

But, the preferred way to exercise fractions would be with pizza or cake and count the decreased fraction of slices gobbled down. 

Writers' Walk 

We're finishing up realistic fiction essays that have proved to be clever and entertaining. Stay tuned.

Brief but Spectacular

Last thing: This morning, I saw this "brief but spectacular" news story and thought you'd appreciate the brainy idea for lifelong learning. Oh, and yes, we have a music program at school, but the idea here is more extensive. 

Enjoy your weekend,

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