Monday, August 8, 2011

Welcome to the Forest Class!

I couldn't help but get excited as I entered all of the Lower School calendar dates for this year into my Google calendar. When I typed in Halloween, I remembered the students decorating the classroom, all of the amazing costumes and the Halloween play from last year. I smiled as I thought about our shared snack at Thanksgiving when Forest Class broke out the apple cider press to make fresh cider. Holiday tunes started ringing through my ears as I typed in the "Holiday Sing." The excitement went on and on as I entered things like Math Morning, interest groups, discovery groups, musical celebrations...I could go on and on!

Friends School is full of so many traditions and stories that we can't wait to be a part of this year. In an effort to streamline our communication to parents and students and lower our use of paper, we are going to us this blog site as the Forest Class communication hub. Our weekly 'News From the Forest' newsletter will become a weekly post on this site. For those of you who use Google calendar you will find it easy to keep up with the events in our classroom and add them to your own calendar. We encourage you to sign up to receive our newsletter by entering your email address where it says 'Follow By Email' and become a Follower of our blog.

Michael, Lisa and I look forward to a wonderful year!
Jenni