The Eagle Express

Antrim Elementary School April 23, 2021

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Happy Friday!

Beside a blip of a little spring snow, we are well on our way to spring-like weather and temperatures. It's so nice to see the daffodils blooming around the foundation, and it is so nice that it is staying lighter later.


I wanted to remind you of a few things as we move into next week. First, to avoid any confusion, our school plan remains intact, and masks are part of our health and safety mitigation strategies here at school. We also ask that students continue to leave toys at home. Secondly, our dismissals have been going smoothly, and I appreciate your part in helping the line move along at a reasonable pace. Please plan on arriving after 3pm to avoid causing a traffic jam down the hill. Finally, I just wanted say that plans are being made for a pod-based field day in June and a 4th grade moving-up celebration. Stay tuned for details.

Wishing you a lovely weekend,

Mrs. Syre-Hager

AES Celebrates Earth Day!

Today, in honor of Earth Day, classes participated in a myriad of activities including Nature Bingo, Earth Day read-alouds with a art projects, and planting a sunflower seed to take home. AES students are learning to be kind to the earth!

News from Mr. MacLeod

Mr. MacLeod's 4th Graders worked on New Hampshire State Symbols Flagbooks with Jeannie Connolly. They each researched, wrote about, and illustrated a state symbol, and really enjoyed putting their books together. Did you know our official state beverage is apple cider?
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Check Out this Great Website Resource from the NH Food Bank

Note from Robin Gregg, School Counselor

Classroom counseling lessons from the Second Step Bullying Prevention curriculum are continuing in all AES classrooms. Students have been practicing how to report bullying (Report---one of the 3 R's: Recognize, Report, Refuse) and also identifying specific adults at AES to whom they would feel comfortable reporting. In future lessons we will learn about bystander behavior and practice being an "upstander"---someone who recognizes when bullying is happening and does something about it. Information about the Kindergarten lessons is attached to this week's newsletter.


For more information about the Social and Emotional Learning Curriculum from Second Step that we also use in classroom counseling lessons and for more information about the Bullying Prevention Curriculum:


https://www.secondstep.org/elementary-school-curriculum


https://www.secondstep.org/bullying-prevention

A Note from Ms. Lawler

In 2nd grade this week, we have been diving deep into books about Earth Day and have pulled valuable lessons out of each of the books we've read. Students have worked cooperatively to come up with "just right" sentences that describe what we can learn from each of the picture books we've explored. Students identified lessons like: respect the Earth, protect the animals and trees, never give up, believe in yourself, and what we do in the past affects the future. These are important lessons that we can all take with us out into the world and really think about when we make decisions that impact our environment and the world we live in.

AES Artists

Featured here are kindergarten bead making and more W.O.W. Artwork! First through 4th grade artists in Pod A are completing their works of art to be shown in an art exhibit in Peterborough, NH. More details to follow. Don't forget that Muzart and PE/Wellness will switch pods on May 10th.

Ticks!


Prevention is the best tool! Wear protective clothing with pants tucked into socks. Always check your clothing and pets after being outside, especial in tall grasses for ticks. Check your body after being outdoors in all these places ticks like to hide

  • Under the arms
  • In and around the ears
  • Inside belly button
  • Back of the knees
  • In and around the hair
  • Between the legs
  • Around the waist

Tickfreenh.org is a great website with lots of information