Dear parents,

Unit of Inquiry:  Sharing the Planet

This week the k/1 classes created models to represent and describe the life cycles of plants and animals. We also learned about the importance of tree planting to take care of forest habitat.  Jeremy Smith, a parent volunteer, led the groups in planting a native Douglas fir sapling in front of the school!

We concluded the week with an Earth Day playground cleanup project in collaboration with the preschool classes.  Thanks to all the students and volunteers for their hard work!

Next week students will continue to inquire into the concepts of change (life cycle), responsibility (habitat) and connection (classification of living things) in preparation for a final project.

Please continue to encourage your child to take action by bringing presentations, projects, or objects related to these concepts.

Would you like to plant a Douglas fir tree at home?

Jeremy Smith donated 12 Douglas fir saplings to our classes!  If you have space and interest in planting a new tree, please contact your child’s teacher as soon as possible.  The saplings are very small now but when fully matured, this species of tree is one of the largest conifers in the world.

Student-Led Conferences

Student-Led Conferences will happen during the week of May 6 to May 10. Your child’s teacher has sent you a schedule.  Please confirm your time with your child’s teacher by email.

Have a great weekend!

k/1 team