Well, we certainly experienced ‘April showers’ last month, and I am wholeheartedly awaiting the May flowers! The Primaries are celebrating May by planting seeds they collected last Fall on our seed gathering walks. So far, they have planted Sunflowers, Love-in-a-Mist, Phlox, Spirea, and Lavender. We will find out which seeds are the most viable and fastest growing as the children all chose different seeds to plant.
As we approach the end of the school year, the Primaries will be working on developing and practicing their performances for our class Talent Show. More on that later. The Intermediates are still reading through Shakespeare scripts to find one they all want to do. So far, they are a ‘maybe’ for Romeo and Juliet, but The Tempest was a most definite ‘no!’
Next week, both the Primaries and Intermediates will have the opportunity to participate in a presentation by the OWL rescue organization, who will be bringing raptors to the school. I think the students will be quite enthralled by these lovely birds.
Thursday, May 16th is Beaconsfield’s annual Sports Day. All Home Learners are invited to participate. The day will start in our classroom at 9:00 a.m. sharp. Sports Day is from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. with dismissal at 2:00 p.m., so please mark your calendars for a 2:00 pick-up that day.
Finally, the last Portfolio Meetings of the year occur from May 27th through June 4th. Please book your appointment asap by sending me your first and second choice of meeting dates and times.
The last Scholastic orders of this school year are due by Thursday, May 23rd. Please remember that allotments are now closed, so a cheque made payable to Scholastic must accompany any orders.