Keeping Up With The Kennedy
March 8, 2020- Issue 24
Mrs. Eagle's Class
Students of all grade levels have been learning a new form of hopscotch with origins in Africa during music class this week! It involves using a grid pattern and hopping a pattern of 7 to a steady beat. Below is a link to the song we have been using if you want to give it a try at home, it’s a blast!!
Mrs. Todesca's Class
Mrs. Sylvia's Class
Miss Gushue's Class
JFK Hosts Holi
Holi is an Indian festival of colors that is celebrated in some parts of India. This holiday involves people of all ages but most importantly includes children. Traditionally, Holi is celebrated during spring, when new colors in nature begin to appear. This holiday represents inclusiveness, new beginnings, and that good triumphs over evil. During Holi, everyone wears white clothing and powder is thrown on each other. It fun and lighthearted festival that includes decorating each other in nature's colors which are typically extracted from flower petals.
On Tuesday, March 10, JFK will recognize Holi by dressing in bright colors. Here is a list of classroom teachers and their designated color.
We look forward to a bright day at JFK and seeing all of the colors mix together!
What Makes a Shape a Shape!!!
Let's take a peek into what’s happening in the 3rd grade…
This week the third grade students have been exploring two-dimensional shapes and their attributes. They have been discovering how plane shapes have many properties that make them different from one another. Ms. Gushue's class had some fun creating their own geometric riddles by describing attributes of shapes in the form of clues, in hopes that a classmate would be able to solve their challenge and name their intended shape!
This week we will talk literacy experiences for students in Grades 4 & 5...
Students in grades 4 and 5 are using reading strategies across content areas. Students from Miss McNamara’s class described three of their favorite reading strategies when reading articles about different types of energy:
- Rereading sections more than once to be sure they understand or get the gist.
-Reading the sentences around the bolder words to help them use context to make meaning of the unknown word.
- Look back in the text for evidence before trying to answer a question about a specific content question.
Notes from the Nurse
Next Year's School Hours
Start time: 8:40
Early Dismissal: 11:50
Kidsborough's hours will be:
March 9 Mallet Madness
March 10 Mini Athletes K-2
March 11 Kids for Peace
Mini Athletes 3-5
March 12 Language Club
April 3 GLOW NIGHT