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Friday, October 20, 2017

Talking Points

We ran out of time for Talking Points today. Instead, here is a list of some of the fun things we did at school this week...
* Went to the Exeter Public Library (don't forget to return your books)
* Practiced creating Number Stories using number models.
* Created a glitter pumpkin or ghost and wrote a YOU ARE poem about them.
* Watched "Spookley" with Mrs. Hebert's Class.
* Made birthday cards for Mrs. Veilleux.
* Wrote Thank you cards to chaperones and to the Librarians.
* Learned about Adjectives.
* Learned about part-part-total in math.
* Ms. Comer (The Feelings Teacher) came in and reminded us about how to use the Buddy Benches.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Library Book

We had a great trip to the Public Library! Thank you to our chaperones that were able to join us.
Your child will be bringing home their Public Library book today. It is due back to the Exeter Public Library by November 2nd. They will keep their MSS library books at school until tomorrow.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Library Field Trip

We will be walking to the Public Library TOMORROW- Tuesday, October 17th. We will leave MSS at 8:50 and return to MSS by 10:15AM. If you are planning on joining us, please sign in at the main office and then come on up to the classroom anytime between 8:40-8:50.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Talking Points for 10/13/17

This week we:
* Had Fun Friday- Legos, toys, or iPads. -SC
* Practiced subtracting in Math. -KD
* Took our spelling test. -IM
* Voted on a color for the border of our picture. -CH
* Miss Sophia came to help. -EG
* Got a calming jar from Miss Finniss. -CP
* Talked about calm bodies and school listening look during Open Circle. -JW
* Had recess. -KG
* Had Music. -CH
* Had Library. -IM
* Had Art. -EG
* Finished our Insect Research. -WW
* Did Raz Kids on the iPads. -GS

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Raz Kids

In your child's folder is information for an online reading program they have been using in the classroom. It has the directions for logging on. Happy Reading!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Thank you

Thank you so much for sending in yummy snacks and supplies for the Bug Ball! The children had a great time sharing their facts, dancing around like their insect, and then having a "buggy" snack. I hope you all have a great long weekend!

Talking Points

This week we:
* used the iPads with Mrs. Cooke. -CP
* had the Bug Ball. -SC
* had Music with Mrs. Daley. -WW
* went into Mrs. Hebert's class for the Bug Ball. -EG
* made insect headbands. -GS
* had a "buggy" snack. -BL
* have 3 days off of school for Columbus Day. We also watched a video about Columbus. -CH
* Kaya gave us Friendship bracelets. -BS
* did Cosmic Kids with Mrs. Hebert's Class. -KG

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Sight Words

As I mentioned at Curriculum Night, your child should be practicing their sight words on the back of their Green Homework Folder. Please have them practice these words throughout the week. Please do not highlight any new words, we will take care of that at school. Thank you!

Bug Ball

Please don't forget that the Bug Ball is FRIDAY (10/6). Please send your child to school wearing the colors of their chosen insect. If you have not returned your facts yet, please do so ASAP so that the children can practice reading them. Thank you!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Thank you chaperones!

Thank you to all of the chaperones today! The students all had a terrific time and it is thanks to you. Field trips would not be possible without the help of parent (and grandparent) volunteers like you. Karen (Mrs. Veilleux) and I truly appreciate you taking the time to help make today so enjoyable. 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Don't forget books

We will still have Library tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon so please help your child remember to bring their books back.

Coppal House TOMORROW

Please remember for tomorrow's trip:
* Sneakers- We will be walking through the corn maze and back to MSS after lunch at Swasey Parkway.
* A Snack (with a drink) and a Lunch (with a drink) packed separately. (We will be eating snack at the farm, and lunch at the parkway so it is helpful to have 2 separate bags labeled.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Talking Points for 9/29

This week we:
* practiced subtraction. -EG
* used the iPads for Fun Friday. -CH
* made new friends. -SC
* worked on designs oil pastels in Art. -CL
* had the best teacher ever! -FW :)
* had picture day! -JW
* made spider webs in Art. -TP
* had Music. -WW
* listed Talking Points. -GS
* started Show-and-Tell. -KG & CP
* started having reading groups. -SG
* saw Mrs. Rosencrantz. -CH

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Picture day

Picture Day is TOMORROW (Friday)!!!!

Reading Volunteers

If you plan to attend Mrs. Putney's training on Monday to be a Reading Volunteer please let me know so that I can pass along to her how many volunteers to expect.
Thank you!

Pennies for Paws

Main Street School, in partnership with the NHSPCA, will be collecting donations for our "Pennies for Paws" program to raise funds and help support the hundreds of pets displaced by the recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida. The local Stratham SPCA has welcomed many of these pets. Collection of donations will take place from Monday, 10/2 through Friday, 10/6. Thank you for your support!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Early Release

Tomorrow (Wednesday) will be an early release (12:45 dismissal). Your child will still have snack AND lunch at school! We will also begin the day with Art Class.

Talking Points (9/22)

This week we:
* Watched an Insect Movie with Mrs. Hebert's Class.
* Learned about sea turtles.
* Practiced read to self.
* Learned that baby sea turtles each jellyfish.
* Went on an Insect Safari.
* Passed the squeeze (with our hands).
* Learned the "Head, Thorax, Abdomen" song.


Show-and-Tell will begin tomorrow! Your child can bring in a special item to share (that is not too valuable and fits inside their backpack) once or twice a week. Remember that photographs are wonderful! Your child does not have to share if they choose not to. I also reminded them that a tell is also exciting!