What's going on in Room 125?

Weekly Update (1 Day Early): 4-9-14

on April 9, 2014

Happy Spring!

Things are going well in our auditorium classroom. Thank you for being flexible and helping prepare your children for this.

A few important updates. Please read carefully (especially 1 and 2) and let me know if you have any questions:

1. Our first horseback riding trip is Monday. We will be going to Acres of Opportunity Ranch (http://www.acresofopportunityranch.com/) for the next 6 Mondays from 9-12:30. This is the third year our class has received a grant to do these trips. The instructor leads many hippotherapy classes and her horses are fantastic. We will work together to integrate IEP, communication, and behavior goals into our trips. In order to participate, we must have signed waivers and medical release forms. I will send these home or you can access via the “Welcome Packet” here: http://www.acresofopportunityranch.com/clickbook-how-to.html. Please return these signed forms to me by this Friday, April 11. Corinne will be visiting our classroom and pick them up then. Let me know if you have questions about these trips!

   1a. On horseback riding days…..

     -send your child in weather appropriate clothing…layers! Make sure they’re clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. We generally go rain or shine, hot or cold, as there are some indoor activities as well.

    -send a water bottle…again it’s getting hotter. And we’ll be on a ranch, so we want to stay hydrated!

    -send a packed lunch (if this is not possible please let me know ASAP so we can ask the cafeteria to save a lunch)

    -put sunscreen on your child before school if desired. Again, we’ll be outside all morning!

2. Many updates ago I asked for interest in sending the iPads home. Today I will send home liability forms for doing so. If you’re interested, I would like to send the iPads home in order for you/students to take pictures over weekends and breaks which we can then use to support conversation about what they did at home. Having pictures of what happened is a great tool to get kids started talked and/or serve as talking when others ask about their weekend. If you’re interested in this, please signe and return the “Student and Parent Agreement for Use of District Computing Devices” form. I would recommend doing this over sending your own iPad to school since our have protective cases and we have such a busy classroom. There is no obligation to do this, however. Only if you’re interested.

3. Our classroom DonorsChoose project is up. For those of you who have asked about classroom donations, here is a good spot to do it. Otherwise, feel free to send the link to anyone who may be interested! The PTA will also be supporting us with this. http://www.donorschoose.org/project/kids-will-be-kids/1205535/?challengeid=202090&rf=page_siteshare_2014_04_teacherid_1039164

These are some important updates. Please let me know if you have questions!

-Ms Wales

2 responses to “Weekly Update (1 Day Early): 4-9-14

  1. lynn truell says:

    wow. incredible! i was just signing up to donate on the donorschoose page and all requests have been fulfilled! really neat. that is wonderful. well, kelsey and all, if there is something you find missing or need more of, please let us know. we are so thrilled with the steps lukas has made toward some independence and learning. he is alway so happy to go see his classmates and teachers and be in room 125.

  2. You are so sweet. Thanks for the tremendous support and collaboration you provide our class!

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