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11/17/2014 Newsletter and Homework
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:40 PM

Dear Families,

First, I want to let you know that our Katie has accepted a position as building reserve teacher at Nellie Stone Johnson, so her last day with the class was last Friday!  We thought we’d have her one more week, but sure are happy for her awesome news, and especially happy for the kids at NSJ!  Katie has promised to join us for Stone Soup on Friday to that everyone can wish her well.

Lantern Walk

As usual, the Lantern Walk was beautiful and had its own character.  It was so fun to see the kids running around and slipping and sliding around the hill!  It was lovely to see the shining lanterns bobbing along, and dig into the delicious treats after.  Thank you for gathering to welcome the winter in true Barton style, and if you didn’t make it, your lantern will come home Monday so that you can celebrate the winter with a little extra shine as a family.

Stone Soup

Come on, come all to our annual Stone Soup lunch on Friday, November 21, from 11:30-12:30.  We will enjoy a lovely vegan soup prepared by the loving hands of your dear children.  While we are making the soup, we’ll learn about different vegetables and where they come from, the power of sharing, and the importance of working together.  

Bring Vegetables!

We will be washing veggies on Wednesday and cutting and cooking on Thursday.  Please send your child to school with some vegetables for stone soup.  Consider carrots, potatoes, onions, cabbage, beets, squash, rutabaga, sweet potatoes, turnips, celery, or really, any thing else.  If you don’t have fresh, frozen are fine, or even canned tomatoes, corn or beans make a fine addition to stone soup!  Veggies are welcome Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday morning.  

D.E.A.R. Time.

If you are in 102 between 1:20 and 1:35 next week bring a book along!  We are going to start having Drop Everything And Read time every day for a week.  If it’s successful, we’ll make it a habit.  

Barton Food and Clothing Drive

Our Green Team has decided to sponsor a food and clothing drive.  This is a great opportunity for our class to participate in another kind of Stone Soup experience- one that benefits the whole community.  Please send canned or packaged food to 102 with your child.  We’ll graph what comes in before toting the groceries to the table in the main hallway.  If you have gently used clothing to pass on, that can go right to the tables in the hallway.  

Outside, Every Day!

We are lucky to have 30 minutes of recess at Barton.  It’s important that students come dressed for the weather every day.  Consider labeling outerwear, and getting a mitten string or clip!

Thanks, Kristin




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Homework Ideas

*Bring food for the food drive.  Look for cylinders and rectangular prisms in your kitchen and bring them to class.


*Go to the grocery store and check out the prices of vegetables.  Notice how much things cost.


*Bring some vegetables to school for our Stone Soup.  We will start washing on Wednesday.


*Invite your family members to our Stone Soup Lunch on Friday, November 21, from 11:30-12:30.


*Draw each spelling word and label it.


*We want to make a Dawn and Kristin’s class soup cookbook. Please send a favorite soup recipe.  Email it if you can!


*Have D.E.A.R. time at home.


*Dress warmly every day.  Label everything that might come off of you!  


*Get some mitten strings or mitten clips.  


*Do your own thing!