Haiku Resource
When you ask how the day was do you get a one syllable response? Don't forget to check Haiku for the multi-syllable teacher description of current units, topics, and projects. It is a great time of the year to take a few minutes to get oriented.

PreK and 5th Grade Visits

We welcomed second year PreK friends into the classroom this week and on January 18th and 19th our fifth grade students will spend a day in middle school (information from Warren coming soon) to get the flavor of the next step. We always enjoy time to expand our circle of acquaintances and friends in our school community.

Winter Journeys
The elementary school will be diving into some engaging in-depth studies during winter journeys on February 14 and 15. These will not be overnight journeys but may involve extended days and will take place in the valley. Please stay tuned for details in the journey letters that will come home in folders by 2/4. Older students will be apprenticing at jobs around Teton County, middle students will be immersing themselves in the elements of the Periodic Table, and younger students studying the night sky. Planning and organizing has already begun. Please let us know of any special considerations.

Save the Date: Friday, February 9, 6:00-8:00 pm
Save the date for the 5th & 6th Grade Social at Journeys School. This fun event with a DJ, activities, food and winter olympics theme is open to all 5th and 6th graders in the area. Spread the word and invite your 5th and 6th grade friends! Parents, if you'd like to get involved, there is a planning meeting on Monday, January 8 at 8:15 am in South Ed room (last building on right before playing field).

Special Guests
We are excited to welcome Buddy Streeper, musher, to our classroom on January 25th to share information about being a sled dog racer. This will tie in with our younger students study of navigation and the night sky. We will also benefit from a visit from the Grand Teton Music Festival guest musicians on January 30th in the Education Center.

Appreciations
Thanks to Kate Falk for helping with snacks and rags this past week and to Leah Nydam for helping this week. Next up on 1/19: Heather Overholser.