Kingfisher is a
human-scale school that uses small class sizes and a family-friendly
philosophy to encourage students to reach for their dreams. We ask kids
to become aware of their talents and strengths and to use those
strengths to bolster the areas that need work. We like kids to explore, and we extol the virtue of curiosity. Our mission is summed up in
the acronym P.E.A.C.E.
Week #12 Door Letter
Hi folks, a longer note about events coming up will go out tomorrow,
but here's the regular door letter. This comes out on Mondays and gives
everyone a heads up on what's happening at Kingfisher.
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Week #12—November 11
to November 15
is beginning cool, getting really cold and then warming up again—perfect weather
for colds and other viruses. Send jackets. The kids are bringing in riddles
about Thanksgiving and we guess the answers at lunchtime. That’s turned out to
be super fun—and it’s interesting how many riddles are puns and puns are just
plain puzzling. We are setting up a computer room, complete with printers,
computers, a couple of laptops and the works. All of this is older equipment,
but we can link it together and start having some fun with it all. Already,
some of the kids are playing simple math games on the computer during
afterschool and we’re planning to add some Spanish games for the little guys in
the next week or so. We are working on a grant requesting some large flat
monitors to hang on the walls and maybe a simple projector (but if we cable the
monitors to the room computers, we won’t need the projector . . .) So,
Kingfisher comes into the 21st century, slowly, slowly.
puppet show trips planned and maybe a movie. We are definitely are worrying about
the Philippines and how to address that appropriately,
but with service in mind. In the past, we did “Baking for Haiti” and raised a little over $200 to
send to the Red Cross. This time, we’re thinking of the UN World Food
Programme. The older kids and I are discussing it and will have a plan, soon.
(Monday)—Today, the littles have gymnastics from 10:45 to 12:00. It’s a pretty day and we’ll go to
the park after lunch.
(Tuesday)—The Tulip Poplars will go to the library to exchange books. In the
afternoon, the chorus kids go to Brockett and we’ll be back by 3:40. At 10:00 the Redwoods have a make up tennis
class at 10:00.
(Wednesday) The Ginkgoes will be working on a surprise art project (getting
ready for our FEAST). The Aladdin Kids will practice their play from 2:00 to 3:00.
(Thursday) Library Day for the Redwoods.
The Ginkgoes will go to Sherry’s or the stand at Oak Grove to purchase some
vegetables to create a warm harvest soup. We’ll get a crock pot going and eat
some of it a couple of times over the next few days. The plan is to add
something every morning and have it with our lunches. Doesn’t that sound like
(Friday) Hot Lunch Day and the Tulip Poplars and Ginkgoes will go in the
afternoon to Stone
to play for an hour on their playground. It might be cold, send hats and coats.
lunch will be hot dogs and baked beans and tator tots. American food in
honor of Veterans’ Day
lunch will be Chicken and Dumplings, Hot Biscuits with Jam, and Tapioca