FOURTH GRADE LUNCH GROUPS. I had lunch with every fourth grader three times between September
and the end of December. Each class was divided into about four groups of five students, and we met
for three consecutive weeks, on the same day as their guidance class. We ate, chatted, and played
games, mostly variations of hangman. Topics included movie titles, book titles, states and capitals,
sports teams, or my personal favorite - dog breeds! The purpose of these friendly visits was to help all
of us get to know each other better.
Other small groups may be offered at Marshwood Great Works School throughout the school year. These
groups will be on an as needed (or requested) basis. Topics for groups include (but are not limited to):
divorce; grief; friendship/social skills; anger management; and study skills. A student will not be in one
of these groups without parental notification and consent.
I hope to have two parents apart groups (one for 4th grade and one for 5th grade), beginning April 1.
The times are yet to be determined, but if teachers agree, they will be from 2:30 - 3:10 on Tuesdays for
4th grade and Thursdays for 5th grade. As this class time for most, teachers do have to be on board.
If parents would like for their child to participate in a group, call me or send an email. If your child
requests to be in a group, you will be contacted.
Phone: 384-4010 ext.107