GES Weekly

March 3, 2023

It was so nice to come back from break and be with our students. We had a wonderful week of learning and enjoyed our last day of Winter Sports. We were fortunate that the weather cooperated. Check out this week's newsletter for some highlights from this week. Hopefully you are able to enjoy the foot or so of snow that we are projected to get this weekend. Stay safe!

Winter Sports - THE FINAL DAY

Winter Sports was a hit this year. The students learned many new skills downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and ice skating! There is nothing like winter in Vermont and our students are fortunate to be able to have this enjoyment as part of their school day.
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Kindergarten has been busy this week with word family houses! For snack on Friday, students enjoyed cotton candy grapes - a HUGE hit in Kindergarten! They loved them.
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1st and 2nd Grade

On our first day back from February break, we hosted a pet show!

After reading Pet Show by Ezra Jack Keats, students introduced their pet (classroom stuffed animal) to the judges (students) and explained the prize their pet should be awarded.

This book showed us that being kind is more important than winning a prize and how many problems can be solved with creativity and cleverness. We discussed how everyone has special qualities and we all deserve to be admired!

Students practiced their listening and speaking skills during our pet show and it was so much fun hearing how each student described their pet!

We saw the oldest dog, the yellowest beak, best singing Robin, highest flier, and many more!💛

3rd and 4th Grade

The students finished their chocolate bar thank you cards to send to Jouvay Chocolate. Inside each beautifully decorated envelope is a unique chocolate bar card that expresses their gratitude. The envelopes were designed based on Jouvay Chocolate’s packaging. The students also created an ingredient list and catchy name for their chocolate.
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Diamante Poems in 3/4

A diamante poem is an unrhymed seven-line poem. The beginning and ending lines are the shortest, while the lines in the middle are longer, giving diamante poems a diamond shape. “Diamante” is the Italian word for diamond, so this poetic form is named for this diamond shape.

5th and 6th Grade

5/6 had some fun with a Minion Freeze Dance during Music class.

Mrs. Lisai baked her students bread pudding to connect to the book they're reading in class, Eliza's Freedom Road.

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Nurse's Corner

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Mark your calendars!

March 7: No School - Town Meeting Day

March 15: Early Release 11:30

April 10-14: April Vacation - No School

April 19: Early Release 11:30

May 10: Early Release 11:30

May 29: Memorial Day: No School

June 21: Last Student Day with no further snow days

PTO News

The Little Caesar's fundraiser was sent home with students. This fundraiser will be used to support Grafton Elementary School's Student Activities Fund! Your support is appreciated.

The PTO is organizing refreshments and treats for Town Meeting Day. They are looking for donations of baked goods. Baked goods can be brought to GES on Monday, March 6th between 8:30 and 2:30pm or Tuesday morning before 8:30am.

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