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February 1, 2010

Dear Families,

I am hopeful that the weekend was a restful one. We had such a terrific time on our overnight trip. It was full of exploration, learning and laughter. Some children even slept, I think. Our children were exceptionally well-behaved and respectful. They were polite, they were positive and they were most enjoyable. I will savor the memories of this trip always.

I must sincerely apologize for the movie that was shown on Thursday night. We made a decision to show Avatar, which is rated PG-13. For this, I express my deepest apologies. It is not a movie that should have been shown without your approval. I am sorry for this disregard.

We have successfully completed our MAP testing. Each of our children set obtainable goals and most were successful in reaching them. It is always a prideful moment for me when I witness our scholars aiming high and setting lofty goals for themselves – and then feeling the exhilaration of success. Please talk with your child about their MAP testing. Remember that this is only one indicator of your child’s development this year.

This week promises to be a prosperous and engaging one. We begin with our Read-In Day. Each child will be presenting his or her Book Performance on Monday. Since this is designated as a celebration, we are going to call it a Read-In Day. After the performances, we will read for the rest of our day. I have invited everyone to wear their pajamas (dress code appropriate), to bring a mug for our “Espresso” (hot chocolate) and to bring in free-choice reading material. We do have PE in the morning so it is necessary to wear PE uniforms and shoes to school; they can change into their pajamas after PE for our fun-filled day.

We will end the week with our tree-planting trip to in Del Amir. I am fully impressed with our children. Their thoughtful and compelling persuasive letters are inspirational. It is my hope that they will feel proud of the work they have done as well as a sense of fulfillment when they plant their very own tree. We have been discussing the importance of conservation and global awareness. This is a way for them to experience that they can make a difference.

Please be sure to read the calendar updates on our website. There are many things coming up that you will want to be well informed of ahead of time. Report cards and conferences are coming…

May all be well with you and your family.

Most graciously,

Ms. Amy Branch

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About the Blogger

Ever since I was a child, I wanted to travel the world and to make a difference in other people's lives. I truly didn't believe I would become a teacher though; however, I am so glad that I am 5D's teacher! I am originally from Washington state but have enjoyed living in both West Africa and Lebanon. I am very blessed to have lived such an incredible life thus far.

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