Friday, March 16, 2018

News - 3/16/18

Please Mark Your Calendars
  • Tuesday, March 27th - Mad Scientist visits 1st grade
  • Field Trip to Portsmouth Music Hall - Tuesday, April 3rd
  • Conferences begin the first week  of April (Early Releases on April 4th and 11th)
Here's just a glimpse on what we've been working on:
  • Made hand print flowers (Spring is coming!)
  • Did a draw along to create lucky leprechauns
  • Began the chapter book,"Clementine"
  • Played, "The Cold Wind Blows"
  • Continued with writing reviews of toys, restaurants,books, stores, movies, etc
    • Working on catchy leads, providing lots of reasons, and using a persuasive ending
  • Discussed three dimensional shapes on our March calendar
  • Learned about adding with regrouping
  • Started our reading unit called, Meeting Characters and Learning Lessons
Here are some questions to promote school talk...

1) Who was the guest reader today and what did they read?
2) Tell me about your leprechaun trap.
3) What's the Quiet Place?
5) Tell me about the 5 star rating system.
6) What did the Koala class do on 3rd grade immigration day?
7) Can you teach me about the character Clementine?


Friday, March 9, 2018

Designing Leprechaun Traps

It will soon be St. Patrick’s Day and those pesky leprechauns will be up to their old tricks.  Leprechauns like to sneak around, make messes, and play tricks on people!  This year, we are going to try to outsmart those sneaky little guys. On Friday, March 16th we will be using our creativity to design our traps. 
In order to make this happen, we need:
A box (every child will need one) such as: a shoe box, cereal box, etc.
We will also be looking for wish list items to help with the designing.  We are in need of the following craft materials:
Anything green and/or shiny
Gold coins
Please send in boxes and any donations by Thursday.

Thank you!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Wish List Items

In case you'd like to make a donation we can still use...

Clorox or Lysol Wipes
Large Refill Hand Soap


Saturday, February 24, 2018

Important Reminder

Monday, March 5th
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:
There is no admission fee

Friday, February 23, 2018

News - 2/23/18

Please Mark Your Calendars
  • No School Next Week - February Break
  • No School March 13th - Teacher In Service
Here's just a glimpse on what we've been working on:
  • Continued working on their number scrolls
  • Did a draw along to create the Cat in the Hat
  • Read several Dr. Seuss books
  • Played I Have...Who Has... (A reading the clock game.)
  • Completed an book response which included a rating system of up to five stars
  • Wrote another opinion book
  • Played Sight Word Bingo
Here are some questions to promote school talk...

1) What's the 100 Minute Club?
2) Tell me about your marble run.
3) Which Dr. Seuss book is your favorite?
5) Whose birthday did you celebrate?
6) What's a bossy r?

Clorox or Lysol Wipes
Large Refill Hand Soap

Friday, February 16, 2018

Promote School Talk

Try these questions to find out about the past week...

1. Tell me about game day with the buddies.
2. What book did the class make?
3. How can you be the boss of your own reading?
4. Can you tell one or more norms for class talks?
5. What's the difference between an analog and a digital clock?
6. How was the Valentine's Breakfast?
7. Did you play time bingo?  What did you get if you won?
8. What happened in music today?
9. Who was the mystery reader on Thursday?
10. How long is the kindness chain?

Have a great weekend!

Read Across America

The annual Read Across America celebration is coming to SMS next week!  Here's the schedule:
Monday  - Fox in Socks Day: wear crazy socks and show them off!
Tuesday  - Cat in the Hat Day: wear your favorite hat!
Wednesday  - Wacky Wednesday: wear mismatch clothing!
Thursday  - Theodore Geisel Day: dress up as your favorite book character!

Friday - Curl Up and Read Day: dress in your coziest clothes.