The Eagle Express
Antrim Elementary School October 30, 2020
Dear AES Community,
With the change in the seasons, we have a time change too. Don't forget to change your clocks this weekend.
The next opportunity to switch your child from in-person to remote learning or vice-versa is November 1, 2020.
Today was crazy hair and pajama day at AES, and the afternoon was filled with fun Halloween-themed science, literature, and art activities.
Here are a few important dates for the month of November:
Nov. 3 - No School -Parent/teacher conferences
Nov. 11- No school- Veteran's Day
Nov. 25--27 - Thanksgiving Recess
Nov. 30 The beginning of our remote period on the calendar
Have a WONDERFUL weekend!
Pajama Day, Crazy Hair Day & Halloween Science
Notes from Mrs. Edwards
Notes from the Front Office
I would like to thank all the parents who are actively using the PickUp Patrol program to let us know about the arrival and departure of your children. If you haven’t logged in, we encourage you to please take a moment as this program is a very efficient way of communicating to us as to the arrival and departure of students. Please use the health screening guide in the morning as this expedites the arrival process. If you haven’t signed up for PickUp Patrol yet, I will be sending out a welcome letter over this weekend to you. As always, if you have any questions or don’t receive an invitation please feel free to call the front office.
Late Arrivals: If you child is going to be late to school, please call the front office at 588-6371. Please bring your child to the front door where we will greet and screen your student, and then escort them to class.
Early Dismissals: If your child is being dismissed early, please call the front office at 588-6371. Come to the front door, and we will bring you child to you.
Greetings from Ms. Gregg
Hello, AES Families! I have so missed seeing you and the AES students on a regular basis this school year. As you know, I am working with the AES students whose families have chosen remote learning, along with the Unified Remote Learning (URL) students from the other elementary schools. In addition, I am still available to AES in-person students and their families for emotional support and other school counseling services. I have been able to “zoom in” to some AES classrooms already, but I miss the regular contact I have had in the past with all of the AES students and staff members. As we move into remote learning after Thanksgiving break, I anticipate teaching some classroom counseling lessons via Zoom to the AES students who have been studying at school in person. Some AES students also may participate in small groups or individual counseling during the remote learning period. I look forward to this. As always, please feel free to reach out to me if you have questions or concerns.
A Note from Ms. Hartshorne
Wellness with Mr. Benham
Hello Eagles, for the month of November we will look to wrap up a football unit, complete two Health Smart units, and introduce basketball skills to Pod A students. The students are doing great participating in Wellness and following all of the guidelines. As we move into the colder months, we will be inside more. Please, please, please make sure that your student has sneakers so that can participate in the gym on inside days. Also, please make sure that your student has snow pants and boots (jacket, hat and gloves) so that they can participate outside on snowy days. Thanks for all of your support and please contact me if you have any questions. Pod B students will get a chance to work with me soon!
AES Wellness Teacher
November News from Ms. Lawler
In Music we are exploring rhythms with body percussion and instruments. Third and fourth grade musicians in Pod B are learning drum language and playing djembe drums. Our second grade musicians are boom whacker experts and have performed four beat rhythms to stories. In kindergarten and first grade we played the rhythm sticks and used them in a dance to quarter notes and eighth notes.
Pod B artists are developing focus in their work through 3D art. They have worked with many 3D materials and learned several art techniques. Here are some photos of their wonderful creations!
News from Mrs. Donovan
October has been such a busy month for Mrs. Donovan's class! After lots of apple and pumpkin fun, we are sailing into November with our stories about giant pumpkin boats, learning about narrative writing.
In November, we'll be doing experiments with Sound in Science, and making some awesome instruments with Mrs. Storro! In Social Studies, we'll be learning about life long ago with The Ox-Cart Man, thinking about how the family's life was the same as ours, or different from ours today. We'll also be learning about important symbols of our country, using fiction and nonfiction from our Reading Street text and Scholastic News, as well as Mrs. Donovan's photos from her trip to Washington, D.C. five years ago!
A Note from Mr. Morris
In reading and writing we are focused on the main idea and details. This is important in our reading about mammals, and helps us to write about them as well. We look forward to sharing our learning with you!
A Few Words from Mrs. Hill
Hello from Mr. MacLeod
Mr. MacLeod's 4th grade class have been enjoying our science mammal study with Karen Rent from the Harris Center. In November, we will be working together to carry out an investigation about squirrels living in the woods behind our school. The squirrel is a mammal with many different helpful adaptations for its environment! Did you know the squirrel's tail has many uses, including for balance when climbing and jumping, regulating temperature, communicating, and as a sort of parachute to slow their descent?
In math, we will keep working on our math facts to help us as we work on adding and subtracting large numbers using the standard algorithm in November, and to prepare for multi-digit multiplication later in the year. We will also be working on showing our core value of grit during math to help us soar for success!