Hello Blossom Gulch Families.
The “Margie Project” and our caring students are definitely making us proud! So many of our students are helping to sweep, rake, wash windows, clean window sills, and pull weeds. I never knew 3rd graders liked to clean so much! You might remind them that cleaning at home is just as important as cleaning at school
Dr. Seuss Day is March 2nd and this day is a good reminder of the value of setting aside time on a regular basis to read. I always enjoyed reading aloud daily to my children, no matter their age. The #1 reason was because we got to spend time together. No TV or Nintendo. Luckily for me I didn’t have to worry about the distractions of so many electronic devices. I also found it was a great conversation starter. It gave us a reason to talk with each other, even if we didn’t feel like we had anything to talk about. Our time together was also a great way to talk about emotional health. We talked about the things that happened in the stories, how we would feel if they happened to us, and how we might deal with such events. Books helped me to broach topics that I might not have thought to raise if it weren’t for the subject matter in the story. It kept communication open. I hope you find time to read with your child as often as possible.
My best to everyone,
Linda Vickrey, Principal