As I visit classrooms, I notice how well students have settled into their daily routines. Teachers foster this skill by posting classroom expectations and the daily schedule. They also share the academic goals/ objectives in order to maximize student success.
Within our school, all staff help students follow our three values of respect, responsible and safe. Staff refer to these three values throughout the day when reviewing expectations.
And, students practice these skills with logical consequences implemented as needed. For example, if a student is running in the hallway, staff will ask the student to move to a certain point and demonstrate how we walk in our school showing safety, respect to others and responsible behaviors.
Parents, too, can reinforce these values at home. At this time of year, some students may have some challenging behaviors at home and/or school.
Click here to review a resource for parents while addressing disciplinary challenges at home.
Click here to view a helpful video for 8 tips for positive discipline techniques.
Grade 3 Update
The energy and enthusiasm is high in third grade right now! We are extremely excited for our field trip to Drumlin Farm this month, where we will learn all about Native American daily life. We will experience first hand what it was like to live in Massachusetts about one thousand years ago. Games children played, tools people used, and even the food people ate will be some of the experiences we will encounter. This field trip aligns nicely with our social studies standards and culminates our study of the native people of Massachusetts. In math we have just begun multiplication, and students are eager to expand their math skills. We are continuing to work on opinion writing, and have been able to hone in on areas where students excel and need additional instruction. Enjoy the fall weather & Happy Thanksgiving!
~ Grade 3 Team
Fountas and Pinnell recommend the following steps to help your child select an appropriate reading book:
A “Just Right” book is one you are interested in and that you can read accurately, fluently, and with good comprehension.
Purpose – I have a reason to read this book.
Interest – I am really interested in this topic, story, or author!
Comprehension – I understand the text and can retell it (story elements, big ideas, and supporting details).
Know – I know almost every word and I can read it smoothly and with expression.
Citizen of the Month
Congratulations to the following students who were selected for the October Value of “Organized”:
Kindergarten: Olivia O’Neill-Pacheco, Everett Gagne, Isabel Sears, Jake Gearin
First Grade: Landon McEnelly, Abbigail Stull, Abbigail Pyles, James Pulvermacher, Haley Dobson, Priya Eli-Johnson, Natalyah Paillard
Second Grade: Zoe Wilkins, Leo Bonnano, Lily Irwin, Siri Dasari, Chantal Brown, Gavin Mullin
Third Grade: Molly McGrath, Logan Warren, Ben Mason, Christos Dimitrakakis, Sofia Hearne, Leah Sciabarrasi
Fourth Grade: Liberty Plunkett, Sophie Bonnano, Olivia Larkin, Jake Pitsios, Zoey Kerr, Colin Holbrook
Fifth Grade: Riley Adamson, Matthew Marchand, Valerie Terhune, Julia Sanzio, Kate Treadway, Malachai Feigley
Important Calendar Events:
November 1: Student Lunch Birthday Celebration at Lunch
November 1-3, 6,8, & 9: Dental Hygienist Services at LAW
November 5-12: “Scouting for Food Drive”
November 7: No School - Professional Development Day
November 9: Grade 3 Field Trip to Drumlin Farm
November 10: No School - Veteran’s Day
November 14: Citizen of the Month Celebration with the Principal
November 14: PTO Meeting at 7:15PM at the Middle School
November 16: Community Reading Day
November 21: School Council Meeting
November 22: ½ Day Early Release
November 22 - November 24: No School - Thanksgiving
November 27: Next Generation MCAS Presentation to School Committee