Monday, October 8, 2007

Columbus Day

I hope you all enjoyed the three-day weekend. Illinois public schools are very unique in their observation of the Columbus Day holiday. My home state of Minnesota does not observe this holiday however they do take a full Thursday and Friday off for fall parent/teacher conferences and teacher development.
The week ahead will be one of hard work and participation hopefully capped off with a major addition to our classroom jungle. As long as student behavior permits, we will build the large trees for our jungle animals to live in. "Bongo" the monkey is our jungle animal that comes down from the vines to help us with our community circles. Bongo has many friends and that is why we are expanding our jungle, so he can invite his friends to our learning environment.