March 25, 2021
From Principal Emma Liebowitz
Health Office News from Nurse Loranna
Happy spring!! With spring comes warmer weather, crocuses and daffodils, baby animals on the farm and a feeling of hope and positivity. We have been enjoying the milder weather and getting outside as often as we can. With spring also comes mud season- please have your child wear boots to school, a pair of sneakers can be sent in their bag to change into at school and have your child dress for the weather. Another sure sign of spring are allergy symptoms- this year with covid-19 on our minds it can be very worrisome when feeling effects of allergies. One sure way to tell what is causing your symptoms is getting a covid test- please let me know if you need any referrals on where to get tested. If you have body aches, intense fatigue, a severe headache or a fever it is wise to get tested-those are signs of a viral illness (such as covid-19) whereas itchy eyes, nose or throat are often a sign of allergies. Taking an allergy medication can be another good way to determine what is causing your runny nose- if it is allergies or an illness such as covid-19. Feel free to reach out with any questions and check out this article for more information on determining if you are feeling the effects of allergies or an illness such as covid-19. https://www.emersonhospital.org/articles/allergies-or-covid-19.
Preschool News from Ms. Melanie
Kindergarten News from Ms. Sarah
First Grade News from Mrs. Pedersen
We enjoyed Jane Yolen's book, American Bald Eagle".
We gave Mrs. Prew a warm good by. She is temporarily leaving us. We have gained so much from her remote and in person learning opportunities. She provided wonderful innovative lessons.
Third grade News from Mrs. Wyckoff
During our afternoons, hybrid third grader’s have enjoyed this beautiful spring weather this week! Afternoon meetings, spelling practice and independent reading all happen right outside our classroom under the warm sunshine! We look forward to welcoming back so many more third graders to join us very soon!
During the remote part of our day, third graders are focusing on procedural writing. To begin, we first watched a video about how to shoot a basketball then did some procedural writing to teach someone else the steps needed to shoot a basketball. Transition words are used when writing the steps needed to complete an activity. Third graders used a checklist to be sure they used transition words such as: first, next, after that, then, and finally. If you want to know the perfect way to shoot a basketball, just ask your third grader and they will be sure to give you clear steps on how to make this happen!
Fourth Grade News from Mrs. Lagoy
- choose a dog breed that would be appropriate for their family
- gather some quick facts about the breed (life expectancy, weight, height, jumping range, and facts about their lifestyle)
- design a pen in their 30' X 35' backyard for the poochie (based on what they learned about the breed)...AREA
- figure out what type of fencing they will need for the pen (based on the dog's ability to jump) and the total cost...PERIMETER
- write a persuasive letter to their parents, including all of the information from their project
Students tackled this with GREAT enthusiasm (and sharing of cute doggie photographs). This is going to be a great unit.