ARBOR HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
3701 S.W. 104th Street * Seattle, WA 98146
Phone (206) 933-5350 / Fax (206) 933-5351
March 7, 2002
COLLECTING AT HOME
Museums hold many of the best collections in the world. Many people donate their precious collections to museums so that they can be shared with the public and also be preserved.
Why do people collect objects? Some people collect objects because they remind them of a certain period of time such as childhood, or of a favorite relative or friend.
Building collections gives children numerous opportunities to practice and learn valuable skills. Many children already have collections. It only takes a few dolls, comic books, baseball cards, buttons, rocks, stickers or sea shells to have the beginnings of a super collection that could become a lifetime hobby.
When putting together their collection, ask your child to sort, organize, arrange, and label objects. They can organize by size, shape, color or texture. This will teach them to look at their collection in many ways.
Encourage your children to discuss the patterns and relationships among their various pieces. This is an ideal time to applaud their efforts and encourage them to keep adding to their collection. You might be surprised by how eager your children are to share the “hows” and “whys” of their collection.
By the way……..stop by the principal’s office and check out her apple collection.
Have fun and have a great weekend!
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
March 7th You are cordially invited to attend the first annual Arbor Heights Arts Festival
which will be held from 6:00 – 9:00p.m. on Thursday evening.
March 8th NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS – Professional Development Day for all staff.
March 11-29th ITBS testing begins for 3rd and 5th graders.
March 13th REPORT CARDS GOING HOME ON THIS DAY.
March 15th NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS – Professional Development Day for all staff.
March 21st P.T.S.A. MEETING at 7:00p.m. – Please make sure you mark your calendars for
this very important meeting. Our special guest for the evening will be Joseph
Olchefske, Superintendent for the Seattle Public Schools.