Small Groups, Chess, and a Poem

Dear Families,

Here are a few essential pieces of information for the week:

  1. Small Groups Start This Week. Each group will meet directly after the morning Communing Circle. First graders will stay in the same meeting, while the second graders will join the link under Student Work in our Google Classroom. This week we will read together, please make sure your Huckleberry brings their Literacy Notebook to their Small Group.

  2. Distance Learning Must be Sustainable. I am trying my best to give reasonable and important work to the Huckleberries. However, if something feels too much, please take a break or cut back. You know your family. Come to my or Ms. Burgi’s Office Hours with any questions or email me to set up an appointment. We are here to help. We are happy to help make adaptations so Distance Learning feels reasonable for your household.

  3. Chess for 2nd Grade Math. Historically this is the time of year when my father, Mr. Fety joins me in the classroom to teach the second graders chess. Fortunately, he has agreed (and learned a lot of new skills) to make some video lessons. So this week, we begin chess with Mr. Fety!

As it is still poetry month and it looks it’s going to be rainy this week, here is a beautiful poem from Langston Hughes:

April Rain Song

By Langston Hughes:

Let the rain kiss you.

Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.

Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk.

The rain makes running pools in the gutter.

The rain plays a little sleep-song on our roof at night—

And I love the the rain.

My best,

-Ms. Fety


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