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Antrim Elementary October 15, 2021
Weekly Update from Mrs. Syre-Hager
As we know, fall weather can be unpredictable, so we are asking that your child come dressed to school so that they are comfortable in the weather. We spend a lot of time outside! Please note, our school handbook outlines that students need to wear shoes with backs, so please have them wear safe and secure shoes daily. Additionally, if they have PE, they should be wearing sneakers.
Halloween is coming up, and we will have a parade at 1:45 on October 29th. Your child's teacher will send out information about expectations for the day as time gets closer. Plan on sending Halloween costumes in a bag so that they can change into their costumes after lunch.
Trick or Treat Hours in Antrim
Sunday, October 31, 2021
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Today was Fire Prevention Day at AES, and our school mascot, Blaze, made an appearance too. The Antrim Fire Department presented fire safety information to everyone in the school, and students were provided with resources to share with their families. Check out the photo below of students practicing "Stop, drop, and roll." They also brought along a special guest, Smokey Bear. We send many thanks to our presenters: Fire Chief Marshall Gale, Assistant Fire chief Tom Beaumont, Firefighters Dick Atkinson and Kevyn Torunski, and Police Sargeant John Blake. We are all working together to promote a safe community.
Lastly, I want to make a heartfelt shoutout to the staff at AES for being so flexible and dedicated to the students. We are finding this year (surprisingly) to be one of the most challenging we've ever had. However, the staff does whatever needs to be done for the benefit of the students. I really need you to know how hard everyone has been working, and how much we appreciate your support and kindness as we navigate these challenging times together. The AES community is quite special, and I am honored every day to be a part of it.
Best wishes for a lovely weekend,
Wild Things in Library Learning Commons
Everyone has their favorites and those favorites are meant to be read more than once. Sometimes our students think these books are just for the younger students, when the exact opposite is true. These high-quality pieces of literature contain excellent messages that can offer a number of different perspectives. These stories can be broken down and lead to worthy life-skill discussions. Children's literature is a form of art that can be appreciated by all, regardless of age. It promotes deep thinking and a sense of ownership to your own beliefs. If our children are struggling readers, proficient readers, have short attention spans, or just want to enjoy a good read now and then, let's promote picking up a picture book and look at what it can offer. This kindergarten student's favorite book is Where the Wild Things Are.
We are learning what all good readers do. Some of the vocabulary all grades are being introduced to... Predictions-What is going to happen? Connections-What's in common? (Text to Self and Text to Text) Visualizing-Making a picture in your head. Inferencing-What did the author/illustartor say without saying it? Questioning-"I wonder why/what." These are things we are constantly already doing everyday.
Eruptions in Mrs. Hill's Class
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