Books! Gadgets! Fun!
We hope you've had a wonderful Spring Break and are ready for the rest of the school year! The Learning Commons Team is excited about all of the events coming up and we hope you are too!
In March, we prepared students for our author visit (Matthew Cordell! April 5!); we continued encouraging students to participate in Roary's Reading Resolution; we had a wonderful time celebrating Dr. Seuss during Read Across America Week and during Makerspace Moments; and Mrs. Matthews and Mrs. Byrd Fort loved experimenting with Oobleck with 3rd graders! It was a GREAT month!
April is National School Library Month, National Letter Writing Month, AND National Poetry Month. We will be celebrating these events ALL MONTH LONG! Also, we will welcome author and illustrator, Matthew Cordell to our school on Tuesday, April 5!
More details about all of these fantastic events and programs are in this month's newsletter! Enjoy reading all about it and let us know if you have any questions!
Mrs. Byrd Fort, Mrs. Sheely, Mrs. Gobbi, and Ms. Burkett
8am - 8:45am - 2nd and 3rd grade
9am - 9:30am - Kindergarten and 1st grade
10am - 10:45am - 4th and 5th grade
12pm - 1:15pm Author Meet and Greet/Book Signings in Learning Commons
*Please send students who purchased books at the scheduled times below to get their books signed
12:15pm 1st grade
12:30pm 2nd grade
12:45pm 3rd grade
1pm 4th grade
1:15pm 5th grade
1:30pm Artist Workshop in Art Room with 5th grade Art Majors
THANK YOU to our PTA and to the Lexington School of Music for sponsoring his visit! You can learn more about Matthew Cordell by visiting his website: http://www.matthewcordell.com/
April is National Poetry Month!
Here are some great resources to get you excited about celebrating poetry month with your students!
- Scholastic National Poetry Month Site: http://teacher.scholastic.com/poetry/
- Poetry Month Resources from ReadWriteThink: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/calendar-activities/april-national-poetry-month-20478.html
- Reading Rockets Poetry Month Site: http://www.readingrockets.org/calendar/poetry
APRIL IS NATIONAL LETTER WRITING MONTH!
APRIL IS NATIONAL SCHOOL LIBRARY MONTH!
Parents! Teachers! Students! Make a READING Resolution!
NEXT PRIZE DRAWING IS APRIL 26!
The New Providence Elementary School Learning Commons Team would like to encourage you and your family to make a READING RESOLUTION this year! Did you know that reading aloud together, as a family, is beneficial for ALL members of your family? Many of our younger students hear a bedtime story each night before bed, but the older our students get, the less they hear these bedtime stories. No matter how old your child is, make a resolution to read aloud together before bed EVERY night!
To help you with your resolution, we are excited to announce the 2016 Roary’s Reading Resolution Challenge! We would like to challenge you and your family to read aloud together for 101 Nights. Our challenge will run January 11 - May 13.
We know that making and keeping a resolution is not easy. So, to help keep you motivated, there will be monthly drawings for a small family prize! Each month, we will ask that you send pictures to us of your family reading aloud together. We will share these pictures via social media using the hashtag #RoaryReads2016. Pictures will also be shared on a display in the Learning Commons. You can email pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org (use RoaryReads2016 as the subject).
April 26 - Prize drawing from pictures we receive of NPES families reading outside!
May 17 - Prize drawing from all of the Summer Reading Resolution Pledges we receive!
You can read aloud in the car, at bedtime, waiting at the doctor’s office or anytime that YOU create! It does not have to be 101 consecutive days/nights, but what an AWESOME goal! There will not be a log or anything to fill out! Just a pledge to say you are up for the challenge! Please let us know if you have any questions!
PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO MAKERSPACE MOMENTS ON APRIL 5 OR APRIL 7!
Makerspace Moments are Tuesdays and Thursdays - 7:30am - 8am. Each classroom teacher has 3 passes. Please let us know if you have any questions!
Save the Date!
April 5 - Author Visit - Matthew Cordell
April 21 - Meet at Main with Porkchop Productions (Lexington County Public Library)
April 28 - Poem in Your Pocket Day
May 6 - Lunch Hero Day!
May 23 - May 27 - BOOK FAIR
Also watch for details about the Lexington Blowfish Reading Program and MORE!
Learning Commons Team Schedule
Mrs. Byrd Fort is at NPES 7am - 11:30am every day.
Mrs. Sheely is at NPES 11am - 3pm every day.
Mrs. Gobbi is at NPES 7:30am - 3pm every day (lunch at 12pm).
Ms. Burkett is at NPES 7:30am - 3pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, every other Friday.