Sunday, March 18, 2018

Super Readers

We are finishing up our reading unit Bigger books Bigger reading muscles!  The children are working on reading more challenging books and discussing them with their partners. To help them become more successful with this, they are learning additional high frequency words.  If you see word cards in your child's folder, these are the words they may practice at home.We are also becoming expert authors using punctuation, putting spaces between words and using our snap words in our writing. 

Upcoming dates:
March 20  Dragons Love Tacos at the Music Hall
April 4 and 11  Early dismissal parent/teacher conferences

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Woodsy Wednesday

We had our first Woodsy Wednesday!  We were joined by the Frog Class to explore the trails looking for animal tracks and signs of Spring!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

I highly recommended taking advantage of the opportunity to hear Christine Hertz speak about Growth Mindset March 5th, 6:30-8:00 pm.

Childcare is provided for students in Kindergarten through Grade 8 with the help of the SMS PE Dept. and Wiggin Memorial Library’s Teen Room. Please let us know if you MIGHT attend with your children so we can adequately plan for the evening by RSVP’ing to: CHILDCARE4SPEAKER-NIGHTThere is no admission fee.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Math outside in February

How do you celebrate a 70 degree day in February?  By holding Math workshop outside!  We practiced writing numbers with sidewalk chalk, created number sentences with partners, subitized with dominoes and added teen numbers to decide how many playground activities we did.  What a fun way to celebrate the warm day and all things math!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Happy Chinese New Year!

Today we celebrated Chinese New Year in the Seal class.  We made fire breathing dragons, decorated dragon masks and dressed up in traditional Chinese silk suits!

We had our first Science discussion circle today.  We learned how to share our thinking, listen to others and grow together as scientists.  We experimented with force and motion using different types of balls, toy cars, puddy, wooden blocks and marbles.

Next week is read across America week at SMS.  Each day we will have a special theme.

Monday: Fox in Socks: wear crazy socks and show them off
Tuesday: Cat in the Hat: wear your favorite hat
Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday: wear mismatch clothes
Thursday: Theodore Geisel Day: dress up as your favorite book character
Friday: Curl up and Read Day: bring a stuffed animal and wear comfy clothes