Friday, September 26, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
~Written by Jack
P.S. Mrs. Crowther's class has 2 chrysalises.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Hello parents! SCS FEED welcomes you to the 2014-15 school year! Information about our “Food Education Every Day” program will be presented at Curriculum Nights. It is there that you will have the opportunity to sign up as a parent volunteer if you are interested. In the meantime, the Committee has decided to kick start the school year with TWO fun upcoming activities for all of our students and parents are involved!
(1) “THE BIGGEST VEGGIE CONTEST”- to celebrate the bountiful summer harvest, allstudents, K-8, should bring in the largest vegetable they can find either from their family’s garden, community garden or neighbor/friend/relative’s garden. Students will have ONLY fromMonday 9/15 to Wednesday 9/17 to bring ONE to school. Please try and label you’re your child’s name and teacher on the veggie. If not, it will be done at school but the less labels to fill out, the better. There will be a box in each classroom for them to place it in. There will be a few winners and they will be announced on Friday 9/19. Prizes will be from Shelburne businesses. All veggies will be used in school lunch selections. PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILD TO PARTICIPATE!
(2) SHELBURNE FARMERS’ MARKET SCAVENGER HUNT- this has been done in the past with great success. It is a great way to encourage your kids to have fun at the market before the season ends! It is also a great introduction/reminder for them to know where their food comes from. PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED- 1 PER GRADE LEVEL! Scavenger Hunt Questions come home in backpacks Friday 9/12. Please put these on the fridge or somewhere handy to prevent it from getting misplaced! Kids have Sat, 9/20 and 9/27 to attend the market and complete the scavenger hunt. They will need to communicate with vendors to find the answers to the questions. They have until Wed, 10/1 to turn their sheets in to their teacher or front office. Winners will be announced (and parents emailed) Friday 10/3. Winners have Sat 10/4 and 10/11 to redeem their prize at the market from vendors!
Saturday, September 6, 2014
This was an incredible week filled with excitement! We continue to spend time getting to know each other by talking about our common interests, sharing books with one another, solving math problems together and playing games in class and at team time. We are well on our way to creating a community of learners that will be kind, respectful and responsible!
This week we found our selves getting to know our class library and where all the books our housed and what genres, authors and favorites it holds. We also made a wish list of books we would like, so if you have some books you would like to donate to our classroom library just send them in! We have been filling out our reading logs and even reflected about the amount of pages we read this week. We also received our fancy Reader's Notebooks that will stay with us for two years!
During Math class this week we focused on solving multiplication story problems using strategies like a ratio table, a number line, an array model or an area model. These strategies will anchor us as we continue to work with multiplication and division. It has been so impressive to hear the students actively engage in "math talk". Mathematicians share their strategies, strive to solve problems using multiple pathways, critique and debate their answers and also take the time to be metacognitive and to think about what they learned from the lesson.
We kicked off Chorus on Friday, almost our whole class will be participating in this elective! So glad to see so many taking advantage of this great opportunity! Mrs. Southworth is very excited.
We also sent Homework home on Friday. Please help your child find a place to work that is not distracting, has the tools they will need to be successful and please, please make sure the HW folder and its contents, reading log and reading book and writer's notebook travel between school and home daily. There may be opportunities to work on HW in class and some assignments will be reviewed as they are completed. The class was excited to get their HW and we took the time to make a mini calendar and to plan when we would hope to work on certain assignments. We don't want to save it all for Wednesday night and we want to fit in at least 5 nights of reading. Taking the time to organize ourselves and to plan out our weeks will hopefully leave us feeling happy about HW. IN the next few weeks we will also be adding spelling HW, a typing or fact fluency component and sometimes some special projects. So, talk with your child to develop a routine for HW and organization. Oh yeah! HW is due THURSDAY!
Lastly, our scientist created their monarch caterpillar abodes with the jars and milkweed you all sent in. We gently placed our specimens into our homes and now we will begin the process of careful observation and care of our new friends. Please continue to send in fresh milkweed, they only like fresh moist, leaves:)
Take Care, Vasanthi