November 2016 Newletter
Kevin K. Coleman
Welcome to our online newsletter! We are so excited to be able to share all the wonderful things we are learning and the exciting events we are hosting this year at Coleman! We have been working very hard in establishing high expectations and instilling a love for learning among our students. We have begun to teach STEMScopes (science) in all grades and Eureka has been implemented among grades 3-5. Although it has been challenging our students have been very successful!
I am also excited to report that the HOUSE Color Spirit Day is going great! When the students dress in their HOUSE color they earn points for their class. It looks great in the cafeteria when the students are sitting at lunch. They look like a rainbow! Rock N' Roll Friday is a big hit too! The students are working together to create a safe and respectful lunch room where they can choose where to sit and learning how to be safe and responsible. Students are enjoying themselves!
I would like to remind families that the school day begins at 9:15 and ends at 3:00. Please drop your child/children off between 8:50 and 9:00 for breakfast. After that, there is not a lot of time left to eat. If a child is coming to school after 9:15 a parent must escort the child into the building and sign he/she in. Also, for pick up, I ask that families do not park in front of the building to allow busses and vans to park for pick up. We appreciate all your support!
I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!
Mrs. Celeste Conti
SPEECH and LANGUAGE
When you bake cookies or biscuits on a baking sheet, arrange them in orderly rows and columns. This sort of regular arrangement, called an array, is one example of a multiplication pattern and helps lay the groundwork for ideas of multiplication. For example, a 3-by-4 array has 12 members. There are 3 rows with 4 items in each row, which makes 12 items altogether (3 x 4 = 12). There are numerous opportunities to help children explore mathematics in everyday activities. Have fun discovering them because, as we all know, "Math is Everywhere!" Miss Maciejko Title 1 Math Teacher
As the weather turns colder and students begin to spend more time inside, it is the perfect time to curl up and read a great book form the Coleman Elementary Library!
In Mrs. Q Monday classes students in K-1 will be reviewing nursery rhymes this month then collaborating with Mrs. Peirce with an art project. Other grades will be listening to holiday stories and writing, while 5th grade will be working on book reports. Donations of gently used books, videos and DVDs are always welcome!
The 1st grade classes have been working on the four listening rules: "eyes are watching, ears are listening, voice is quiet and body is still." The 5th grade students have been discussing what empathy means and ways to show respect. Please keep a lookout for the homelinks that students are given after each lesson to bring home to discuss and practice with family