Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Newsletter

October 31, 2017



Parents and Guardians:


We want to do a quick check in with you on how the weeks have been going!  Students have really settled into their daily routines and expectations.  We have seen a lot of focused learning happening each day.  
Students are working on finishing up their adapted fairy tales this week!  Hopefully we will have them finished to share with you at parent teacher conferences!   
In math fourth graders have been working on multi-digit multiplication and using the area model to solve these larger equations.  In third grade students have been working on repeated addition and how it connects to multiplication. Additionally, third graders have been been learning to read analog clocks to the nearest minute.
In reading they have been analyzing the characters in their guided reading books.  They also have been working independently on continued practice of summarizing their reading and making inferences.   
           Next Friday November 10th is parent teacher conferences.  We have sent your child home with a form to fill out requesting your top three choices for conference time.  We will fill spots as soon as the form is returned to us.  Once we have your time set we will be sending home another paper confirming the time of your conference.  Please have the forms filled out and back to us by Thursday so we can set a time ASAP.   If the time you get does not work please give us a call or email and we will reschedule.  We cannot wait to have the opportunity to sit down and share your child’s learning with you!   


Sincerely,


Ms. Daye and Mrs. Raynor


563-2289 ext. 216 or 244  

Parent Teacher Conferences

Monday, October 30, 2017

Siskin

This week students examined skulls and tried to determine what animal they came from.












Friday, October 20, 2017

Spirit Week October 23-27

Monday - School Colors Day
  • At the end of the day we will have a pep rally, make sure to wear green and white!
Tuesday - decades day
  • Grades pk-6 2000s, and grades 7-12 50s-90s!
Wednesday - Twin Day
  • Pick a friend and dress as twins!
Thursday - Sports Day
  • Wear your favorite sports team or sports clothes!
Friday - Celebrity Day
  • Dress like your favorite celebrity (school appropriate)!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Siskin

Siskin this week had is studying indicator species, more specifically salamanders.














Friday, October 13, 2017

Cabot Historical Society Trip

3rd and 4th graders went on a walking field trip this week to the Cabot Historical Society. We had a chance to look for items from the 1800s and think about how life has changed since that time. 





Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Homework

October 10, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Last week we sent home a reading log for students to begin working on reading homework.  This week we will introduce math homework.  To help them practice and focus on what math homework will be like we will not have reading logs this week.  Homework for both reading and math will begin next week.  Again, the homework should be independent work and equal a total of 25-30 minutes a night for Monday-Thursdays.

For the math homework please keep in mind the following:
  • Homework will only be on skills students have worked on in class.
  • This should be done independently.

******If your child is asking for your help or is getting easily frustrated please email or call us to let us know and simply tell your child to see us in the morning to let us know what they need help on.  We will also be letting students know this in class so saying this will offer a quick reminder.  We have morning time and quiet time that we can sit and re-instruct students on a skill to give them more confidence in their ability to complete it without help. ***********

Thank you for supporting your children with building these skills at home!  We understand that trying to fit homework into a busy night is at times difficult but we hope giving it to them on Mondays helps them to develop some time management skills and offers flexibility in completing the work.  Math homework along with reading logs should be turned in on each Friday.   

Sincerely,
Ms. Daye and Mrs. Raynor

563-2289   extensions: 216 or 244   

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Reading to end racism

We were lucky enough to have Mary Ann Tormey come read to the 3rd graders today. She read the Coolies by Yin.



Monday, October 2, 2017

Shelburne




Shelburne Museum






Making Johnny Cakes

Print Making

Making candles









Reading Homework

October 2, 2017

Hello Parents and Guardians:


This week we will be starting our reading homework. Next week will be just math and then the following week will be both math and reading for the remainder of the school year.  The expectation for reading is to read independently for 15-20 minutes each night and fill out the reading log.  
Reading logs will be sent home on Mondays and need to be returned on Friday mornings. We have gone over the logs with students.  Each night they will need to record the amount of time read, the book title, and the quick check section for that night.  


If you have any questions or concerns regarding the homework please feel free to email us or call us.  


Thank you,
Sarah and Randilee


563-2289 extensions: 244 or 216

Making ice cream









Games from the 1800s









Shelburne Museum


Riding the merry-go-round