Word in Third 4/14/16

“Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue.”
John Muir

Yesterday was a wonderful day in Nature's neighborhood! Coleman Boundary and the Big Ivy River area treated us to a real show. We were greeted by a forest filled with leaves budding on deciduous trees, evergreen trees already showing their dark needles, a broadleaf Rhododendron shrubs with their thick green leaves and buds. We hiked up a bit to our creek crossing, which was no problem for these confident kids! The silent buddy hike was challenging and rocky, but ended in laughter and celebration at the rock face! The kids did an amazing job in taking care of their bodies and each others' spirits as they persevered with complaint. As we sketched and explored the area, we worked on identifying plants and flowers including: Chickweed, Trillium, Fiddlehead Fern, Partridge Berry, and more! It was an incredible display. On the way down, we enjoyed a wade in the creek and playtime on it's moss and sunshine covered river rocks. We only had 2 kids go down in a full body dip!   We thank our intrepid drivers for adventuring with us. You are appreciated!

Today we had a wonderful guest teacher, Ms. Brandi, a student from UNCA. She gave us lots of information about plant systems, invasive, and native plants, and jobs in the Biology field.

 I'm SURE you have heard a lot about Boosterthon! The kids seem to be working hard collecting sponsors and we appreciate you parents so much for your encouragement and support! Make sure to register your child on funrun.com. He or she will receive a FREE GIFT just for being signed up. Use our school registration code: 659783. Ask your child about our AWESOME classroom incentives, from Doughnut Day to Mr. Eben Gets A Buzz Cut! Check out our fundraising page for more info at http://www.evergreenccsblog.com/third-grade and http://www.evergreenccsblog.com/fundraising! Next Thursday is the FUNRUN at 8:45. We hope you can join us.

We have lots of events coming up, so check out the latest ECCS Scoop and our 3rd grade calendar for info on tomorrow's Grandparents Day(early release at 12:00), Earth Day, EMBE's Spring Tour(see below) and more!

Evergreen’s EMBE Marimba Band is closing out the year with a spring tour. Come see them play!  Come hear them sing and see them dance!  This year’s group is made up of very talented performers and will be making a CD (EMBE’s 5th) as a final product.

April 16 (Saturday) – Asheville City Market – we will play from 9:30am – Noon

April 29 – (Friday) – Tressa’s- we will play from 7:00 – 8:00 pm

May 21 – Montford Arts Festival- check the website for details :  http://www.montfordfestival.org.  Performance will be in the morning.

PLEASE NOTE:

Our Spring Campout Parent Meeting is at 3:00 on May 5. We need at least one member of your household to attend. We will provide care for the kids during the meeting.

Blake is missing 1 Keen sandal form yesterday's trip. Be on the lookout!

Please check out the Scoop for info on the awesome program:Evergreen Outfitters. They  would greatly appreciate your donations of new or gently used gear. They would like to collect all donations by April 22nd so that this year's students may sign out gear.

Have a fabulous day in you neighborhood! May the sun shine into your bones and bring you great joy! Mel, Cat, Eben, and Deidre