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November Newsletter

November Calendar

11/3 Daylight Savings
11/4 School Committee
Mtg. 6:30 pm @ SAE
11/6 School Council Meet- ing,3:45 p.m.
11/6 PTO Meeting, 6:30 p.m. 11/7 and 11/13 Conference days 12:10 dismissal / Daycare open need to pre-register
11/8 Lifetouch Picture Re-take Day
11/11 Veterans’ Day/No School/ No Daycare
11/15 Education Foundation Art Show at the Cultural Cen- ter of Cape Cod with the recep- tion on Friday, November 15th from 4 to 7 p.m.
11/18 School Committee Mtg., 6:30 pm @ SAE
11/18 DY-Advantage Week 11/26 All School Meeting
10:00 a.m. All are welcome! 11/20 2014-15 Kindergarten Registration
11/26 End of Term 1
11/27 Daycare Open 7-3:30 11/27,28,29 Thanksgiving Re- cess-No School –No Daycare (28,29)

12/2 Book Fair begins 12/7 PTO Holiday Fair

November 26th, 2013 at 10:00 p.m. we will be having an All School Meeting. Our guest musician will be David Roth and our food dona- tions will be to the Yarmouth Food Pantry. Please come and join us before Thanksgiving and donate to this great cause. Thank you SAE!

From the Art Room

Look for the Question????? of the month. Let’s see how many children can return the answer to the Art Room. Cut the question out and return with the correct answer to Mrs. Boudreau room 305 and put it in the ???? of the month box.

SAE Art, Music, Library and Gym News

Mrs. Boudreau sent a paper home the first week of art with art- ist names on it, for your third graders. This is a reference sheet for your child's homework. Please encourage your third grader to bring in one fact about our “Artist of the Month”. The stu- dents have one month for this assignment. They will earn extra credit from Mrs. Boudreau.

Thank you

News From the Art Room

Kindergarten: We learned lines, shapes and patterns. Ask your child about these words, “Overlap and Spiral". During November we will learn about “textures”.
Grade One: “Bugs”. We read a lot of Eric Carle's books and made lots of bugs. We created 3-D “Bugs Eyes”! We also learned about patterns.

Grade Two: We learned how important trees are to our environment and us!!! The children painted great trees and decorated them with leaves. They also learned how to use tools like rulers, templates and t-squares! We worked on our “Haunted Houses”. We used many descriptive words with this activity. Grade Three: The children made ”African Tribal Masks”. We used our knowledge of patterns and design to embellish our 3 dimensional masks.

MUSIC NOTES/ Ms. Christie, SAE Music Teacher

Kindergarten students are continuing to explore music sounds while taking turns playing
classroom instruments. We keep a steady beat with hands and bodies while listening to many different songs. Grade 1 students are playing percussion instruments regularly to practice keeping a steady beat to the music. Students are making good progress reading simple rhythms while clapping or playing them on instruments. Singing skills are improving too! 2nd Graders enjoy singing seasonal songs and are continuing to practice music reading. They are also practicing fun movement patterns to follow the form of the music. Grade 3 students are getting ready for recorders even before the instruments arrive. We are practicing fin- ger positions and music reading for a successful beginning. The Music Memory program teaches music lis- tening skills to our 3rd grade students using exciting pieces of music by famous composers. Ask them about the music they have heard! Can they name the composer and the music title? A 3rd Grade Holiday Concert of singing is planned for December 10, 2013. A 3rd Grade Spring Concert will feature our recorder songs on June 9, 2014. A separate notice will be going home with more information as we get closer to the perfor- mances. Recorders that were ordered through the school should arrive by mid-late December.


Students have been enjoying the amazing fall weather that "Mother Nature" has been providing
them. The children in grades K & 1 have been enjoying Fitness Tag and Pumpkin Tag. Fitness Tag targets many different fitness components and exercises. A sample of some used in the game are: stride jumps, tap ups, knee slaps, pendulum leg swings, toe touches, bike pedaling, crab kicks, and many more. The exercises are modeled at the beginning of the game and children are encouraged to do their "Personal Best" at each tag fitness station.
Students in grade 2 & 3 have been focusing on Football activities that target skills related to the game. The children have been practicing throwing (fingers on the laces), catching, three point stance, hiking, receiving, blocking, punting, as well as football agility exercises. Some of the games that support the use of these skills are Score Ten and Touchdown. They love to "Huddle Up and Take A Knee" getting ready to follow directions.
It is wonderful to ask your child to demonstrate the fun skills they are learning in their PE Curriculum. Watch them and you will get lots of pleasure from it!!

Who painted “The Dancing Class? ———————————————————————— Name_____________________________ Grade:____________________  

Mrs. Sweeney The Library

This past month 3rd graders have been encouraged to adopt a shelf to take care of in the library. Each week there will be a top shelf award given to the student with the neatest looking shelf.
Typing pal usernames and passwords have been given to third grade students so that they can practice typing at home and in school. A letter about typing pal has been sent home with third graders.

Third grade students and the library are participating in a monster exchange program with other schools around the United States . SAE is partnered with five Third grade classes in Falmouth, Maine. We will be creating our monsters and describing them in detail. We will send the descriptions of our monsters to Maine and the students there will try to draw our monsters using our description. We will try to do the same with their descriptions. We will be posting our creations online.

First and second graders have been working on choosing a " just right book".
First grade has been introduced to Microsoft Word and they have been practicing using the shift key to make an uppercase letter for their first and last name. They also learned how to insert a picture into a word document.
Second graders have been using Kidspiration, a graphic organizing software to tell about themselves.
Kindergarten has been learning about using a mouse and have been practicing with that. We also made a life size foot print of a T-Rex and compared it to the size of our feet. We found out that 34 kindergarten feet can fit into one T-Rex footprint. Yikes!

SteAm in the library

The past 4 weeks Mrs. Sweeney has been working with Mrs.Ostrom's class on symbolic monarch migration. We joined in with 1000's of other students around United States and Canada to send symbolic monarchs to Mexico to mirror what real monarchsdo.EveryfallallmonarchsmigratetothesamemountainsinMexicowheretheyspend thewinter.Studentsin Mexico will receive our Symbolic Monarch. We used words and pictures to describe where we live. In the spring symbolic monarchs will be sent back to us to mirror spring migration.

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Please visit my Art blog on the SAE homepage and write a response to one of the many events taking place this year. Mrs. Boudreau
We have 7 pieces of art work representing our school. Come visit the Cultural Center of Cape Cod to see the Education Foundation Show put on by Yarmouth Art Guild Exhibit which is the sponsor for the Education Foundation for Dennis and Yarmouth. The exhibit will be held at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod with the reception on Friday, November 15th from 4 to 7 p.m.

News From South Yarmouth Library

November is Family Literacy Month

National Center for Family Literacy inspires and engages families in the pursuit of education and learning together. http://

Groovin’ at Your Library: a musical experience for the whole family! This program has been developed to be appropriate for new- borns to 5 year-old children with their parents and/or caregivers. Classes incorporate singing, small and large motor movement, chants, finger plays and various visual and instrumental props.
Monday, November 18th @ 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, November 23rd @ 10:30 a.m.
Classes are FREE. Space is limited. Location: Leonard Room. Preregistration is required. For more information please contact the Children's Department at 508-760-4820 ext. 1316

Tickets for the Polar Express Event

Tickets will be available Saturday, November 16th at 10:00 a.m. on a first come first served basis. In person only, no phone calls, please. Location: Leonard Room.

Drop in Craft: Holiday Ornaments and Decorations, Saturday, November 30th at 11:00 a.m. For Ages 8-12 FREE all materials will be provided by the library. Location: Leonard Room

During inclement weather, please send in a spare change of clothing in your child's backpack. Weath- er permitting, children will spend recess outside.

District Recycling Program

The district has a great recycling program. Please send in your empty ink and/or toner cartridges, used digital cameras, used cell phones, iphones, ipods, and any small technology item not being used anymore (not broken). You can bring them into any building in the district and send to the

Instructional Technology Office at Wixon. Thanks so much for helping us out with our recycling project. Sincerely, Jan Murray-Daniels

Parent Pick-up in the Gym Daily

Thank you for being patient!
Parking is available in parking spaces ONLY on sides of school and in front of school. PLEASE do not park on flat top where there are no parking spaces.
Doors will open at 3:25 p.m. If it is raining, parents will be allowed into the waiting area at 3:25 p.m.
Please walk to your car and use sidewalk or grass areas. Our number one goal is the safety of our children at SAE.

Please be aware of the times of pick-up. (3:25-3:35). Please do not enter before this time. Please enter through the side door by the library, sign your child out, pick-up your child or children and exit the same door by the library. If you don’t arrive by 3:35 p.m., your child will be brought to daycare in the café and a small fee of $9.00 will be applied.
Thank you
You must write a note if you are planning on picking up your child. Long term notes need to be written on a weekly basis.