The last week of school is here! I can't believe how fast the year has gone by, and I want you all to know what a pleasure it has been to teach this wonderful group of students. I would also like to acknowledge each student in a "Celebration of Learning" luncheon on Thursday before the school-wide academic awards at 2:00pm. The students and I will make a simple lunch of soup and bread with hope that parents can attend at 12:30pm that day. In addition, please remember that there will be a school picnic on Friday and early release that day at 1:00pm for the last day of school.
Last week the class continued to press on in reading by completing The Guffineys' Chimney by local author Willy Lou Warbelow, and are now finishing a required book report. In Social Studies they are also completing a final research report on an Alaskan city or town. Math consisted of regular lessons and a review packet. We did take a break on Thursday to travel to Chicken and had a great time exploring the dredge there. After a very informative tour that tied in nicely with our study of Alaska history, the group got to experience panning gold. I think most everyone walked away with a small vile of some gold flecks. As planned, we had a picnic lunch before heading back to Tok for the end of the school day.