The Eagle Express

Antrim Elementary School December 10, 2021

Join us for a Story Walk

Dear AES Families,

We have created a fun, outdoor activity for students at AES, and we would like to let you know that it is available to you after school hours. The dates it is available to you will be December 14-17th. It is a free, fun, family event done on your own schedule, and takes place on the trail behind AES (less than a ½ mile walk, so it’s not a difficult hike, but bring boots for possible snow cover).

A story walk is a fun way to get outside with your children. You can enjoy being in the forest together while your child shows you the way and reads each page to or with you as you walk along the story path. Follow the welcome sign to page #1, and continue all the way to the end of the story. Along the way, you will be reading the beautifully illustrated book, Fletcher and the Falling Leaves, by author Julia Rawlinson.

The story will be posted for Tuesday, December 14th through Friday, December 17 during our Scholastic Book Fair week. We ask that any family members who visit please follow all COVID restrictions, such as staying six feet away from others and staying home if you are experiencing any COVID symptoms. Masks are optional outdoors at AES.

Happy autumn/winter reading and walking!

Kathie Morrocco

Reading Specialist, AES

Don't Forget About the Book Fair Next Week

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Looking for Volunteers

The PTO is looking for volunteers to help with the Scholastic Book Fair next week. Many hands make light work. If you are able to help one night for an hour or two please let us know in the Sign Up Genius below.

A Focus on Respect

The teachers at AES are focusing on RESPECT for the rest of December. Instead of passing eagles out to student for demonstrating respect, during this time, students will be earning snowballs (cupcake cups). Each morning, the snowballs will be collected, and the teachers will be filling a snowperson on the wall. If the school is successful in filling the snowperson with snowballs, we will celebrate on Tuesday December 21st. I am confident our school will be able to meet our goal.

PreSchool Art with Nature

Kindergarten Students Spell Their Names

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News from Muzart

Artwork from second grade artists, first grade artists and kindergarten artists.

We have been looking at the change of seasons and creating artwork using multi media approaches - painting, drawing, weaving, printmaking as well as collage and mosaic design!

Partner Math in Grade 1

One of the foundations of the grade one math program is mastering basic facts within 10. These students sorted out these facts by the sum and did a wonderful job working together to problem solve! They are making great progress in this area!

Just for Fun

The teachers had a Flannel Friday today! December calls for warm cozy clothes!