Wednesday, February 17, 2010

February 17 "Every job is a self portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence."

Shot of Snake Mountain from across Dead Creek
December 25, 2007

With only two days left before vacation, everyone is hard at work completing their Explorer Notebooks. What I thought would be a relaxing, creative end to our Explorers unit has turned into a high energy book-making extravaganza. Whew! I've appreciated the attention many have given to improving the quality of their work before final assessment.

Don't forget that tomorrow we'll be leaving school at 10:30 for the Flynn, so everyone will need a bag lunch. Please remember to include drinks in plastic screw-top bottles only. On Friday afternoon, we'll kick back and celebrate the culmination of lots of hard work.

When we return on March 1st, please look for a conference letter and schedule for March 12. I'd appreciate it if you could fill it out at your earliest convenience, since conference slots will fill up quickly, and will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis. I'd also appreciate it if you could sign and return the form even if you don't wish a for a conference at this time. Alison and I will not be conferencing together this go 'round; she will speak with fifth grade parents and I will be with all of you. (Time constraints simply made thirty-three conferences unmanageable.)

Time to close; I'll be in touch soon.