Welcome back. It certainly was quite a week. I hope you had the chance for some R & R
with your children. We will be jumping back into the routine, and
focusing on working hard these last few weeks of the school year.
Coming up this week:
Monday ~ Day 1, Earth Day.
~ DASH speaker, Mr. Andrew LaPointe, will address the students on how
he lives with his visual impairment, helped in no small part by his
Friday ~ Cole School Cares Day (Food Drive/Crazy Hat Day); BROWN BAG LUNCH 12:20 - 12:50 PM.
Coming up soon:
May 3rd - Early release day at 1:15 PM.
June 6 - Field trip to Chinatown. Permission slips will be coming home this week.
June 18 - EXPO for multiage and second grade.
Spelling ~ I am noticing a steady improvement in the children's spelling, so thank you for the efforts you
are making at home to help them practice and learn their spelling words. In this week's homework folder, you will find updated lists of their progress to date. Please keep these spelling lists handy, and use them for ongoing practice as they work towards mastery of up to 150 words by the end of grade two.
Some of our experienced spellers have mastered the words at this point, so
they should work on 'content' words such as those they come across in the
science and social studies lessons. They
can also make a running list of challenge words that they'd like to learn to
spell, and keep working on those.
ELA ~ We will continue reading non-fiction books, and begin to do some research for a report on a living organism.
Math ~ We will do more problem solving with multiplication bar models (gr.2 ), double digit addition and subtraction (gr. 1).
Books in Bloom ~ I hope you were able to visit the Boxford Town Library to
see our Books in Bloom work of art! Many thanks are due to Mrs. Panagos and Mrs. Delfino for helping the children with their Jack in the Beanstalk project.
DASH - Disability Awareness Starts Here
The children learned to walk the hallway while
blindfolded using a cane, and how to walk with the help of a guide; how to sit and eat a cup of jello and
pour a cup of water blindfolded without spilling a single drop, and how to act
as a guide for a blind person. They
learned about braille, and typed their own initials in Braille. Thanks
to parents Mrs. Scheirey, Mrs. Novack, Mrs. Traveis and Mrs.
Andrews for helping with this program.
Have a good week everyone,