Friday, May 18, 2018

Week 38


Well, we have made it to the final week of first week! It is hard to find words to describe what a pleasure and privilege it has been to teach your children this year.  They have grown so much and are now independent learners with great questions of wonder, curiosity, work ethic and virtue.  They all have worked so hard and are ready to be second graders! 1B is a group of kind, compassionate and great hearted children whom it has been a joy to be apart of their lives this year.

Thank you parents for committing your time and energy towards your child’s academic success.  It is a team effort and it has been a joy to work with all of you.  Thank you to all of the parents who have volunteered in and out of the classroom- we wouldn’t have had such a wonderful year without you!



We’re ready to finish out the week with a bang! Here we go!  



Homework for the week of 5/21

Nightly: read for 15 minutes, phonograms to practice- au, ea, si, ci, si, oi, ough, oy, ee, c

Poem: My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson Idiom: Hit the Nail on the Head

Monday: pause, peace, permission, rough, social, society, steal, steel, strange, trophy, voices, voice and math wkbk. pg. 191-193

Tuesday: review all 12 words for the FINAL Spalding test and Test B

Wednesday: math wkbk. pg. 184-183 and math wkbk. pg. 194-196

Thursday: math wkbk. pg. 187-188 and math wkbk. pg. 197-199

Friday: Have a wonderful summer! Remember to read and take part in the suggested review activities.

Calendar

May 23rd-May 25th: Half Days

May 25th: Class Party and Last Day of School

Announcements

·         Please make sure that all red book bags and leveled readers/chapter books are returned to class asap. These will be needed for future first graders.

·         Resist the Summer Slide: Resources and materials will be provided via email late next week to keep your child’s skills on par and ready for second grade. Please be on the lookout for this helpful email.

·         Yearbooks will be sent home on Wednesday.

·         Please have your child bring a favorite book to read with a partner on Thursday.

·         Please send your child's backpack in with them each day, even on half days. On half days please make sure to pack a snack and a water bottle with your child just like normal. 

·         Please have your child bring a baby picture on Friday for an activity during our class party.  Please write their name on the back of the photo.

·         On Thursday we will be completely cleaning out our desks so please expect your child to come home with many folders, books, and papers from throughout the year. 

·         On Friday, pizza, and ice cream will be provided for your child. Please send them with a water bottle.

Academics

Poem: My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson  *Poetry recitation on 5/21 and 5/22 Idiom: Hit the Nail on the Head

Writing/Grammar: We will work on reciting "My Shadow" on 5/21 & 5/22 

Spalding: There will be 12 new words on Monday this week with review on Tuesday and a spelling test on Wednesday

Monday: pause, peace, permission, rough, social, society, steal, steel, strange, trophy, voices, voice 

phonograms: au, ea, si, ci, si, oi, ough, oy, ee, c

Math: In math this week we will finish our unit on money and take a chapter test. We will review math concepts taught throughout the year through different games and activities. On Thursday, students will visit a classroom "store" and practice buying different items using play money. 

Science: We will be finishing up science for the year with some fun static electricity experiments on Tuesday.

Literature: This week we will read the adventures of Pinocchio and on Wednesday we will make our very own Pinocchio puppet!  On Thursday, scholars will bring a favorite book from home to share with a partner. Please label your child’s book with their name and ensure that the book is free of pop culture.  Thank you!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Week 37


1B students and families sure know how to make a teacher feel loved and appreciated!!! Thank you all so much for all of the beautiful flowers, sweet notes, staff lunches and sweet treats all week long.  We sure felt spoiled and am so thankful for such wonderful Arete students and families.  Thank you for all that you do to make Arete a great place to teach and learn!




Scholars had a wonderful time this week finishing My Father’s Dragon. Many of the students gave the book a big hug when we were finished!  On Friday, we celebrated this exciting story with popcorn boats and lollipops in honor of Elmer and the many items in his knapsack.



With just two weeks left, we will continue to earnestly seek the truth, beauty and goodness that our learning have to offer!



Homework for the week of 5/14

Nightly: read for 15 minutes, phonograms to practice- qu, ei, ey, e, i, ck, c, k, ch, ti

Poem: My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson Idiom: Hit the Nail on the Head

Monday: question, quest, doctor, size, December, dozen, there, their, they're, tax and Test B

Tuesday: number, October, reason, fifth, baking, bake, bowl, cheap, cheerful, chicken and math wkbk. pg. 182-183

Wednesday: driving, drive, echoes, echo, fairy, knock, leather, linen, mixture, nation and math wkbk. pg. 184-183

Thursday: Review all words and math wkbk. pg. 187-188

Friday: math wkbk. pg. 189-190

Calendar

May 23rd-May 25th: Half Days

May 25th: Class Party and Last Day of School

Announcements

Clubs: The final day of clubs was Friday, May 11 (exception: K-1 Art).



Academics

Math: This week we will begin our last unit in math to learn about money! We will learn about the values of coins and bills and practice using them to create and compare different amounts of money.  We will also begin working on our end of year cumulative math exam. Students will work on this a little bit each day and will be guided through the process and review the topics from the beginning and middle of the year. 

 Poem: My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson Idiom: Hit the Nail on the Head

Writing:   Students will be able to understand the basic conventions of a proper sentence and rewrite a model sentence. We will read and write about sections from "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl and "Socks" by Beverly Cleary 

Grammar:  This week we will continue to write complete sentences using proper grammar, capital letters, and punctuation marks.

Spalding: 

Monday: question, quest, doctor, size, December, dozen, there, their, they're, tax

Tuesday: number, October, reason, fifth, baking, bake, bowl, cheap, cheerful, chicken

Wednesday: driving, drive, echoes, echo, fairy, knock, leather, linen, mixture, nation

phonograms: qu, ei, ey, e, i, ck, c, k, ch, ti

Literature: We will read The Pied Piper of Hamelin, The Tale of Peter Rabbit and In Which Pooh Invents a New Game and Eeyore Joins In. Students will complete various comprehension skills for each story.  This week will also be our last week of reading groups.  Thank you to all of the parents who have committed their time and talent to our reading groups this year.  We are so thankful for you!

Science: This week we are finishing up astronomy with a solar system project and we will be doing an overview of electricity on Thursday!

History: Next week will be all about our lovely state, Arizona!  We will learn about various state symbols, the state flower, state bird and the 5 C’s of Arizona.  As students learn about state 48, they will compile their knowledge into a state project to take home on Friday.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Week 36

It was such a joy to watch your children perform at the concert this week!  All of their hard work paid off and they did a marvelous job!
We are looking forward to enjoying the Phoenix Symphony on Monday morning. The rest of the week will be spent seeking the truth, beauty and goodness in our various subjects!  We will finish “My Father’s Dragon” and enjoy one of Elmer’s favorite snacks on Friday! J 
Homework for the week of 5/7

Nightly: read for 15 minutes, phonograms to practice- ou, ough, ee, ea, ey, ar, or, s, z, si 
Poem: My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson Idiom: Hit the Nail on the Head 
Monday: sure, sugar, least, sorry, press, God, god, teacher, November, subject and math wkbk. pg. 167-169
Tuesday: April, history, study, himself, matter, use, thought, person, nor, or and math wkbk. pg. 170-172
Wednesday: January, mean, vote, court, copy, act, been, be, yesterday, among and math wkbk. pg. 173-175
Thursday: Review all words and math wkbk. pg. 176-178
Friday: math wkbk. pg. 179-181

Calendar
May 7th- May 11th: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 23rd-May 25th: Half Days
May 25th: Class Party and Last Day of School 
Announcements
Clubs: The final day of clubs is Friday, May 11 (exception: K-1 Art).
A Note from our French Teachers: 
The summer is fast approaching, and with it the end of the school year! While we in the French team are excited for the break, we’re even more eager to gear up for next year—and a major part of gearing up is taking care of our books. 
Unlike other class materials, which go home with our scholars, the French activity book will live on campus during the summer. In the next five weeks, we will be labeling and collecting these books for safekeeping. We want our Les Loustics program, which serves students for 2 consecutive years, to be ready and waiting for scholars when they return. During the summer, we invite scholars and families to use their French notebooks and online resources to review all material taught throughout the year.
If you plan to move to another Great Hearts Academy, especially one which follows the Les Loustics program, please contact the French team by email before the end of May to request your books. If you plan to change school networks, or if your child will not be using Les Loustics level 1 or 2 at their academy, we ask kindly that you donate it to Arete where it will surely serve a child in need. Thank you for your understanding and your cooperation in this matter.
The French Teachers,
Madame Gebara and Monsieur Gaudin

Academics

Math: This week we will be working on building our subtraction skills! We will learn about and practice the process for subtracting a one digit number from a two digit number and subtracting one two digit number from another two digit number. 
Poem: My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson Idiom: Hit the Nail on the Head
Writing:   Students will be able to understand the basic conventions of a proper sentence and rewrite a model sentence. We will read and write about sections from " King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". 
Grammar:  This week we will review how to write a complete sentence using a capital letter and punctuation marks as well as different parts of speech that we have learned about this year including nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, and articles. 
Spalding: 
Monday: sure, sugar, least, sorry, press, God, god, teacher, November, subject
Tuesday: April, history, study, himself, matter, use, thought, person, nor, or
Wednesday: January, mean, vote, court, copy, act, been, be, yesterday, among 
phonograms: ou, ough, ee, ea, ey, ar, or, s, z, si 
Literature: We will finish reading My Father’s Dragon and Elmer will finally meet the dragon! We will wrap up our reading on Friday by creating our own Wild Island map.
Science: This week in science we will be finishing up the last planet on our journey, Neptune. We will also be learning about astronauts and what life is like in outer space. Next week we well have our astronomy review and assessment.
History: We will explore various United States symbols this week including the Liberty Bell, the White House and the Bald Eagle.  On Friday, we will use the toilet paper rolls we have been collecting for a special activity!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Week 35


We have had a full week full of book fair fun and a delightful parent volunteer social! We are looking forward to seeing our scholars shine during our music concert on Wednesday. See you there!



Homework for the week of 4/30

Nightly: read for 15 minutes, phonograms to practice- y, ai, ay, ea, ear, ck, k, ar, ee, c

Poem- April poem recitation on Monday; May’s Poem: The Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson

Monday: Poem Recitation Today! rule, carry, chain, death, learn, wonder, pair, pear, pare, check and math wkbk. pg. 150-152

Tuesday: prove, heard, hear, inspect, itself, always, something, expect, need, thus and math wkbk. pg. 153-155

Wednesday: No homework due to the spring concert.  See you there!

Thursday: Review words and phonograms for test tomorrow and Test B 18.4/18.5

Friday: math wkbk. pg. 163-166

Announcements

Toilet Paper Rolls: We are collecting empty toilet paper rolls for an upcoming project.  Thank you in advance for your help and sending the rolls in with your child over the next few weeks!

Astronomy Night: Arete Prep will be hosting Astronomy night on Friday, May 4th from 7:00 - 9:30 pm.  Archway Arete and Arete Prep families are welcome to enjoy a walk-in Planetarium in the MPR, meteorites on display, telescopic observation on the field, scale of the solar system, impact crater demonstration, an astronaut experience and much more! 

Music Concert: K-2nd grade concert at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, May 2nd. Please have students arrive promptly at 5:00pm.

Attire: Boys- Black pants, white dress shirt, black dress shoes, and black socks. Hair should be combed neatly. Optional: dark solid colored neckties or vests. Girls- Black shirt, white top and black closed- toed dress shoes. Hair should be pulled away from the face with no distracting adornment. Please follow the Archway Arete dress code for guidelines on jewelry.

A Note from our French Teachers:


The summer is fast approaching, and with it the end of the school year! While we in the French team are excited for the break, we’re even more eager to gear up for next year—and a major part of gearing up is taking care of our books.

Unlike other class materials, which go home with our scholars, the French activity book will live on campus during the summer. In the next five weeks, we will be labeling and collecting these books for safekeeping. We want our Les Loustics program, which serves students for 2 consecutive years, to be ready and waiting for scholars when they return. During the summer, we invite scholars and families to use their French notebooks and online resources to review all material taught throughout the year.

If you plan to move to another Great Hearts Academy, especially one which follows the Les Loustics program, please contact the French team by email before the end of May to request your books. If you plan to change school networks, or if your child will not be using Les Loustics level 1 or 2 at their academy, we ask kindly that you donate it to Arete where it will surely serve a child in need. Thank you for your understanding and your cooperation in this matter.



The French Teachers,

Madame Gebara

Monsieur Gaudin



Calendar

May 2nd: Spring Concert

May 4th: Astronomy Night



Academics

Math: This week we will be working on building our subtraction skills! We will learn about and practice the process for subtracting a one digit number from a two digit number and subtracting one two digit number from another two digit number. 

 Poem: My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson Idiom: Hit the Nail on the Head

Writing:   Students will be able to understand the basic conventions of a proper sentence and rewrite a model sentence. We will read and write about sections from two poems called "The Sandpiper" by Celia Thaxter and "The Nightingale and the Glow Worm" by William Cowper. We will also read and write about "King Arthur and The Knights of the Round Table" by Roger Lancelyn Green. 

Grammar:  This week we will be learning about pronouns and how they can be used in place of a noun. We will learn how to use pronouns when speaking to and about someone. For example, we might use the pronoun "we" when talking about a group of people or we might use the pronoun "I" when referring to ourselves instead of using our name. 

Spalding: 

Monday: rule, carry, chain, death, learn, wonder, pair, pear, pare, check

Tuesday: prove, heard, hear, inspect, itself, always, something, expect, need, thus 

Wednesday: woman, women, young, fair, fare, dollar, evening, plan, broke, feel 

(no homework this night due to the Spring Concert)

phonograms: y, ai, ay, ea, ear, ck, k, ar, ee, c

Literature: We will continue to read “My Father’s Dragon” as Elmer meets a rhino, lion and a gorilla!.

Science: Next week in science we will continue our planet journey, learning about Saturn and Uranus.

History: We will review what we have learned about westward expansion and take a quiz on Wednesday. A review sheet will be sent home on Monday.  On Friday, we will learn about Benjamin Franklin and his many inventions.

Please have your child bring in any empty toilet paper rolls that you may have.  Thank you!

We are collecting empty toilet paper rolls for an upcoming project.  Thank you in advance for your help and sending the rolls in with your child over the next few weeks!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Week 34


Happy Tuesday 1B families!  I hope you and your kiddo enjoyed the long weekend and are ready for the final stretch of the school year! We have several announcements listed below including our parent volunteer social on Friday.  I have been overwhelmed with gratitude for the amount of parent support our class has received this year!  Thank you so very, very much for all of the time and love you have given our class.  You make a huge difference in what we are able to accomplish here are school!



Homework for the week of 4/24

Nightly: read for 15 minutes, phonograms to practice- w, ew, ui, ea, ie, ei, au, aw, er, dge

Poem- The Rope Rhyme by: Eloise Greenfield

Tuesday: sew, sow, so, steam, thread, thunder, tried, try, vein, except and math wkbk pg. 141-143

Wednesday: aunt, ant, capture, else, bridge, offer, suffer, center, front, running, run and math wkbk pg. 144-146

Thursday: Review words for test tomorrow and Test B

Friday: math wkbk. pg. 147-149

Announcements

Toilet Paper Rolls: We are collecting empty toilet paper rolls for an upcoming project.  Thank you in advance for your help and sending the rolls in with your child over the next few weeks!

Usborne Book Fair

The Archway Arete Usborne Book Fair will be open from April 25th - April 27th in the Teacher Resource room. We look forward to providing this exciting opportunity for students and parents to purchase book for their personal and classroom libraries. Check in at the front office to visit the book fair on the days and times below: 

  • 4/24- Noon - 3:00 (preview only)
  • 4/25- 7:20-8:20; 11:00-4:00 
  • 4/26- 7:20-8:20; 11:00-1:30; 2:30-4:00 
  • 4/27- 7:20-9:00; 11:00-1:30; 2:30-8:00 

Astronomy Night

Arete Prep will be hosting Astronomy night on Friday, May 4th from 7:00 - 9:30 pm.  Archway Arete and Arete Prep families are welcome to enjoy a walk-in Planetarium in the MPR, meteorites on display, telescopic observation on the field, scale of the solar system, impact crater demonstration, an astronaut experience and much more! 

A Note from our French Teachers:


The summer is fast approaching, and with it the end of the school year! While we in the French team are excited for the break, we’re even more eager to gear up for next year—and a major part of gearing up is taking care of our books.

Unlike other class materials, which go home with our scholars, the French activity book will live on campus during the summer. In the next five weeks, we will be labeling and collecting these books for safekeeping. We want our Les Loustics program, which serves students for 2 consecutive years, to be ready and waiting for scholars when they return. During the summer, we invite scholars and families to use their French notebooks and online resources to review all material taught throughout the year.

If you plan to move to another Great Hearts Academy, especially one which follows the Les Loustics program, please contact the French team by email before the end of May to request your books. If you plan to change school networks, or if your child will not be using Les Loustics level 1 or 2 at their academy, we ask kindly that you donate it to Arete where it will surely serve a child in need. Thank you for your understanding and your cooperation in this matter.



The French Teachers,

Madame Gebara

Monsieur Gaudin



Calendar

April 24-27: Usborne Book Fair

April 27th: Parent Volunteer Appreciation Social from 7:50-9:50.

May 2nd: Spring Concert


Academics

Math: This week will practice comparing and ordering numbers within 100. We will count on and back by ones or tens from a number within 100. Lastly, we will estimate quantities and determine which is "more" and "less". 

 Poem: Rope Rhyme Idiom: Land of Nod

Writing:   Students will be able to understand the basic conventions of a proper sentence and rewrite a model sentence. We will read and write about sections from "The Giant Crab and Other Tales from Old India" and "The Jataka Tales" by W.H.D Rouse as well as "The Sandpiper" by Celia Thaxter. 

Grammar:  This week we will learn about transition words. Students will learn that transition words are used to help connect ideas, sentences, and events together so that a story can be told. Transition words help stories have a clear beginning, middle, and end. 

Spalding: 

Tuesday: sew, sow, so, steam, thread, thunder, tried, try, vein, except

Wednesday: aunt, ant, capture, else, bridge, offer, suffer, center, front, running, run

phonograms: ow, ew, ui, ea, ie, ei, au, aw, er, dge

Literature: This week we will continue to join Elmer Elevator on his travels to Wild Island! We will read and respond to chapter 4 and 5.

Science: This week we will continue to learn about the planets.

History: We will continue to journey westward as we learn about Sacagawea’s influence on the Lewis and Clark expedition.  On Friday, we will make a lap book page to show what we have learned about Lewis and Clark.

We are collecting empty toilet paper rolls for an upcoming project.  Thank you in advance for your help and sending the rolls in with your child over the next few weeks!






Friday, April 13, 2018

Week 33


Happy Friday! The scholars of 1B worked incredibly hard this week as we enjoyed wrapping up our unit on the American Revolution.  We are looking forward to going on an adventure  next week as we begin reading My Father's Dragon! 
I hope everyone enjoys the beautiful weather that is coming our way this weekend! 


Homework for the week of 4/16

Nightly: read for 15 minutes phonograms to practice- ea, eigh, ai, ay, or, y, ee, ow, oa, ey

Poem- The Rope Rhyme by: Eloise Greenfield

Monday: ready, omit, anyway, eight, breakfast, chance, climb, coffee, color, contains and math wkbk. pg. 133-134

Tuesday: daily, day, eagle, fancy, fly, forest, freeze, gentle, grow, holes and math wkbk. pg. 133-134

Wednesday: hotel, iron, living, live, monkey, myself, noise, pencil, pie, pull and math wkbk. pg. 135-136

Thursday: Review all words and math wkbk. pg. 137-138

Friday: math wkbk. pg. 139-140

Announcements

My Father’s Dragon: We will begin reading My Father’s Dragon on Monday, April 16th.  Please ensure that your child brings in their copy by this date. Thank you!

Calendar

Monday, April 23rd: No school

April 24-27: Usborne Book Fair
April 27th from 7:50 – 9:50 amAppreciation Social 

May 2nd: Spring Concert



Academics

Math: We will start the week by taking a unit test on time, we will make sure to review amply before taking this test due to the weekend. We will practice counting within 100 by making tens. We will review place value and read and write number symbols and their corresponding number words. 

 Poem: Rope Rhyme Idiom: Land of Nod

Writing:   Students will be able to understand the basic conventions of a proper sentence and rewrite a model sentence. We will read and write about sections from "All of a Kind Family" by Sydney Taylor and "The Crocodile and The Monkey" from the Buddhist Jataka Tales. Students will be able to understand the basic conventions of a proper sentence and rewrite a model sentence. 

Grammar:  This week we will learn about contractions and compound words. Students will learn that a contraction is when two words are shortened in to one word using an apostrophe and that a compound word is when two or more words that have their own meanings are combined to make one new word. 

Spalding: 

Monday: ready, omit, anyway, eight, breakfast, chance, climb, coffee, color, contains

Tuesday: daily, day, eagle, fancy, fly, forest, freeze, gentle, grow, holes

Wednesday: hotel, iron, living, live, monkey, myself, noise, pencil, pie, pull

phonograms: ea, eigh, ai, ay, or, y, ee, ow, oa, ey

Literature: We will begin reading My Father’s Dragon this week! On Wednesday, students will bring home a paper sack and instructions to fill the bag with items that they would bring on an adventure.

Science: This week students in science we are beginning to learn about the planets.

History: We will begin our westward expansion unit.  Students will learn about Daniel Boone, The Louisiana Purchase and the Louis and Clark expedition.












Monday, April 9, 2018

Week 32

Happy Monday!  We are looking forward to expanding the truth, beauty and goodness of all things this week. We are particularly excited about fine arts and French night on Wednesday. We hope to see you there!

Homework for the week of 4/9

Nightly: read for 15 minutes, phonograms to practice- ai, ay, er, ou, ea, o, u, oo, s, th

Poem- The Rope Rhyme by: Eloise Greenfield

Monday: heart, month, children, child, build, built, understand, follow, charge, member and math workbook pg. 121-123

Tuesday: case, while, also, return, office, great, Miss, miss, who, died, die and 17.1 Test B

Wednesday: Spalding homework is optional tonight due to Fine Arts and French night.  changing, change, few, pleasant, please, picture, pitcher, pitch, money and no math homework.

Thursday: Read and write all words and math workbook pg. 127-129

Friday: 17.2 Test B

Announcements

My Father’s Dragon: We will begin reading My Father’s Dragon on Monday, April 16th.  Please ensure that your child brings in their copy by this date. Thank you!

Calendar

Wednesday, April 11th; Fine Arts and French night at 5pm: Please join Archway Arete as we celebrate the fine arts and French that your child has been immersed in all year!  Selections of students work will be displayed. We hope to see you there!

March 24-27: Usborne Book Fair

May 2nd: Spring Concert



Academics

Math: This week in math we will begin learning all about clocks and how to tell time! Students will practice telling time on the hour and at half past the hour. Students will also work to sequence events according to time and will be able to recognize what events take place at certain times throughout the day (i.e. morning or night). 

 Poem: Rope Rhyme Idiom: Land of Nod

Writing:   Students will be able to understand the basic conventions of a proper sentence and rewrite a model sentence. We will read and write about sections from Little House on the Prairie and On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Students will be able to understand the basic conventions of a proper sentence and rewrite a model sentence. 

Grammar:  This week we will review nouns, adjectives, verbs, and adverbs and we can use them and identify them within sentences. 

Spalding: 

Monday: heart, month, children, child, build, built, understand, follow, charge, member

Tuesday: case, while, also, return, office, great, Miss, miss, who, died, die

Wednesday: changing, change, few, pleasant, please, picture, pitcher, pitch, money

*Due to Fine Arts and French Night on Wednesday, 4/11, Spalding homework for this night will be entirely optional. We will leave time for ample review of Wednesday's words in class before our test on Friday. 

Literature: We will finish our folktales around the world unit by reading “The Knee High Man” and taking a quiz on Wednesday.  We will finish the week by reading a selection from Winnie the Pooh on Friday

Science: This week students will describe the movement of Earth around the sun, and the moon around Earth and list and describe objects in our solar system.

History: We will finish our unit on the American Revolution by learning about American symbols and our nation’s Capital.  We will take a unit test on Friday.  A review sheet will be sent home on Monday.

Week 38

Well, we have made it to the final week of first week! It is hard to find words to describe what a pleasure and privilege it has been to ...