My jaw dropped last week when I realized that we are headed into March! With the beginning a new month comes a new experience for our 3rd graders. Thanks to the Right Brain Initiative, children will be making paper mache masks with artist in residence, Maranee Sanders. The masks will represent children’s personality traits through animals. We will be using animal traits from the Chinese Zodiac and from fables to help guide children in choosing which mixture of animals to incorporate into their masks. We are looking forward to this unique opportunity. A special thanks to Ms. Kennedy for working closely with Right Brain and helping us choose an artist. We are in need of extra hands during our final three sessions with Maranee Sanders: March 2, March 7, and March 8. If you’d like to help, please let us know. The last round of the Theory of Knowledge Projects brought on a wave of enthusiasm for Ninjago Lego figurines. As of late, three have mysteriously disappeared from our classroom and a few have been confiscated when children have brought them out during academic lessons. Keeping in line with the Lewis School policy on toys, we are asking that children leave all types of toys at home. Thank you for your support! On an academic note, children are engaged in writing about character traits, their book clubs are winding down, they are exploring rocks and minerals, practicing multiplication, planting in the Lewis Garden, and doing their best work! The majority of children in our class got 100% on last week’s spelling test! New lists of words went home on Monday, and the test will be Friday, March 9th. Spending each day with your child is delightful. Thank you for your ongoing support!