A four day week is definitely a good thing, but this one comes right in the middle of a solid groove in Room 110, so I have decided that we should probably have school on Friday to keep that good momentum going. ... Just kidding! We have become Zen masters of handling transitions, interruptions, and curve balls, so there is no doubt in my mind that we not only will we rock a funky week, but we deserve that three-day weekend, too. Developing our flexible thinking and nurturing a growth mindset are always front and center in what we do and it really shows when kids can cruise back into or headlong towards a break in our routine. Hot-cha!
Case and point: Emmy Harvey joined us on Friday afternoon to do some movement and team-building activities and watching from the sidelines (and taking pictures, which I will share tomorrow when I am back at school with iPad in hand), I was just amazed at how open and groovy everyone was with each other. Emmy encouraged the kids to partner up with classmates they don't usually connect with and presented activities that really pushed for self-control and communication. I must say that everyone really stepped up to the challenges and had a LOT of fun doing it! Emmy and I are working on scheduling another visit, which reminds me to remind you that if you have a talent or expertise that could further our mission, please let's see if there's a way for you to share it with us!
Thanks to MCS's awesome PTO, we will be able to swing an overnight trip to Camp Common
The Fun Fest is upon us this Thursday in the Gym and Library from 3:30-5:30 and we have a fair amount of sign-ups for bake sale goodies. More are always welcome, as are chaperones. If you can contribute time or cookies, please click here to sign up.
Report cards are going home on Thursday as well, so please do some backpack diving when your kiddo gets home. I have been in touch with all of you recently, so there shouldn't be any surprises. If you ever need to talk or get clarification, you know where to find me.
...What ho! Methinks I see a bright orb of heat and light in yonder sky, causing warmth to spread across the land. I'd best go investigate!
Have a great week!