Sterling Jaguar News!
Every child, every day, whatever it takes!
Sterling Jaguar Families,
We are so thankful for our Sterling Elementary families. Thank you for the many ways you support your students in their education. Your partnership is so essential to their success.
These early winter months can be very busy for families with the various holidays and celebrations. We encourage you to stay consistent in your child's routine. Maintaining an early bedtime on school nights (10-12 hours of sleep is recommended for this age level), ensuring daily attendance to school, encouraging your student to try their best each day, and reinforcing their efforts each evening as you talk about their school day are all important to their school success. Sometimes establishing routines can be challenging at first, so please let us know if we can help. We aim to support you and your child every way we can. We are here as a resource to you, so reach out with any questions or needs.
Jennifer Short, Principal
First grade has been studying geometric shapes. They invented robots that solve a problem then sketched them out using stencils and hand-drawn shapes. Afterward, they applied color using watercolor crayons. Kindergarten just finished their fall tree collages. They tore and glued paper to build a tree then mixed red with yellow to create some orange paint and stamped the leaves.
It was another busy month in our library! Third, fourth, and fifth graders worked hard to create advertisements, backdrops, and floats for our Sterling Parade (see our images below) which was held on November 21. First and second graders have been identifying characteristics of biographies and other nonfiction texts. In kindergarten, we've been exploring the parts of the story. Ask your child about their favorite book this month!
Don't forget our online Sterling Elementary Bookstore is open for business. Every book you purchase through this link gives money back to our school library.
Mrs. Burel & Mrs. Jeffries
This month in the music room, 4th and 5th grade classes have been studying mood in music. They selected a mood and used their computers to compose a song to match that mood. Fifth graders have also been using boom whackers to practice our music reading skills in preparation for our recorder unit. Our fourth graders are also pictured playing Thanksgiving games to review our rhythm reading.
Our first graders are getting ready for their musical on December 1st at 1:50 and 6:30 pm. We can't wait to share pictures of Circus, Circus with you next month!
-Mrs. Scarboro & Ms. Walsh
Kids during P.E. have been getting a lot of movement so we've changed the month of November to MOVEmber! This month has been devoted to learning throwing and catching skills with various objects. One of the units we covered was football! Pictured below are 5th graders moving to avoid a flag pull and 1st graders performing some kickoffs.
Mr. Horvath & Mr. Hosti
It has been all things “Fall” and attributes in SEARCH this past month. In Kindergarten, students used evaluating thinking to classify pumpkin faces by different attributes. First graders used logical reasoning skills to identify attributes of a scarecrow; then they used their evaluating thinking skills to see how many different permutations they could make! Second graders did a similar activity with turkeys, and third graders stepped it up a notch! Their challenge included placing turkeys on their boards so that no turkey is placed in a space that adjoins another turkey of the same color or pattern. All classes demonstrated perseverance and grit and did not shy away from a challenge!