Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Late April- and Early Spring!


Welcome Back!  
I hope you all had a wonderful break. Today we began making up the hours we owe due to the storm back in October.  It was strange to be teaching until 3:15 for the first time in my 21 years here!

Field Trip
We had a wonderful trip to The Butterfly Place on April 13.  Thanks go out to Erin Mueller, Judy Dion, Beth Rothschild and Mark Haseltine for chaperoning.  Here are some photos- please look for a slide show on the left side of our blog. Our next field trip will be on May 25 to the North End of Boston and all are welcome to join us!

Greening of the School:
Please take a peek at our new Greenhouse!  It was donated by our Fifth Grade class as their gift to the school. We began putting plants outside in it this week and the children noticed a huge difference in the temperature inside compared to outside.  What a great science experiment! If you would like to volunteer to help with moving plants, stirring compost or watering please let me know.

Sharing for the month of April is a Baby Photo and a memory of when they were “little”. (In an envelope with my name on it!)  I HAVE ONLY RECEIVED 2 OF THESE SO PLEASE SEND ASAP!  I’m extending the due date until next Monday, April 30.  We will have fun guessing who is who!

Curriculum update:  
We are wrapping up our study of the Continents in Social Studies this week, which has also been woven into our Reading and Writing.  The students have created a booklet that you will see at our Open House in May! We will be starting our study of Communities next week.

In Math we are in full swing of our unit on 3-digit Addition and Subtraction.  Please continue to play the math games that come home as these give children essential practice time for these skills. Let me know if you need any help modifying to make it a “just right” experience.

Once again thank you for all of your support and encouragement this year!  We are in the final stretch!

Deborah Niles and Julie Pond

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