Skyline HS LRCII teacher
The start of 2nd semester-half way through the school year?!?! Didn't we just meet at Curriculum Night? I have had a WONDERFUL time having your student in my class and learning from him/her. I am so very excited for the rest of the school year. :) Below is a run-down of some of the things we did in January/February and what to look forward to in March.
The snow fall impacted several plans in February (this is an understatement for some of us). We were able to celebrate Chinese New Year with Ms. Samantha's class on Friday, February 8th. Students participated in a small art project and learned about the Year of the Pig and the Lunar New Year (Chinese New Year) while snacking on noodles and egg rolls. We also had visitors from the Chinese class at Skyline that painted fortunes on paper for students. Both classes got together for another celebration (Valentines Day) during the one partial school day prior to mid-Winter break. Thank you to everyone that sent/brought things for students to share (Mrs. H dropped the ball on this one....my apologies). Spending time with friends was a nice way to celebrate friendships and end the day before break.
The class also learned about musicians during the months of January and February. We were going to go to the school drama play, but due to the snow (yet again), this did not happen. However, we were able to hear some talented musicians-a fellow student and teacher at Skyline-play the flute and piano. Of course we had Max play for us a few times as well. (I recorded a small piece of Max playing which I will attempt to load on the "pictures" page.)
Another event that has begun is volunteering at the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank. Four students went to the orientation with Ms. Julie (SLP) and Ms. Natalia (UNS) on February 1st. It is now set up for rotating groups of 2 every Friday afternoon to assist with hanging up clothes. The students are expected to clock-in, report to a supervisor, complete tasks, and clock-out. Ms. Julie and Ms. Natalia did a wonderful job making a visual for students to follow independently. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions/concerns about this volunteer opportunity.
Based on the calendar, March's focus is veterinarian! I *hope* to schedule a field trip to an animal shelter or some type of animal care facility. I know some students have pets so they will be invited to share about their responsibilities for taking care of their pet(s), as well as learn more about service animals, animal care, and what it takes to be a veterinarian. If you have any contacts in the animal field, please feel free to share!
Mrs. H :)
Welcome and hello! This is my 2nd year teaching LRCII at Skyline High School. Go Spartans!!! :)