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Thursday, December 21, 2017

PJ Day

We had such a fun Polar Express Day!


Today all parents are invited to attend the Holiday Party (12:05-1:15). Please remember to sign in at the office and unfortunately no siblings can attend this special event. If you plan to dismiss your child and take them with you after the party, there will be a sign-out sheet in the classroom. Merry Christmas! 

Monday, December 18, 2017

PJ Day

Don't forget that tomorrow (Tuesday) is Polar Express Day!
The children can wear their PJs to school (or change once they get here). If they do not want to wear their PJs they do not have to. 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Stuffed animal day

Please remind your child to bring a stuffed animal to school TOMORROW as our special "Fun Friday" event.
Thank you!

Monday, December 11, 2017


Now that snow season is here please send your child to school in appropriate snow gear so that they can have fun playing outside. Also, if you would like to have your child leave their sneakers at school so they do not have to bring them back and forth, that is fine. They will definitely need them for Mondays and Thursdays when we have P.E. Thank you!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Candy and Cards

Today your child received a reply card from Mrs. Veilleux's sister who is in the US Air Force. We sent her cards a few weeks ago as part of a writing activity and she responded to the students individually. She also sent along a mini candy cane as a gift. I asked the children to keep these in their folders until they got home so that you could give them the OK before they had them. I just wanted you to know where the special mail/candy came from.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Fun Friday

Today for Fun Friday we had "BUILDING Time". Below are some pictures from the Lego Creations. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Book Order

Reminder that the December Book Order through Scholastic is DUE by Dec. 4th. You can order online:

Monday, November 20, 2017

Friendship Feast

We had a great afternoon making new friends at our "Friendship Celebration" this afternoon with Mrs. Hebert's Class. We dressed up, had a snack, and learned about a new friend. We also exchanged gifts that we made. Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Book Orders

Scholastic Book Orders are due in class or online by TOMORROW (Monday, 11/13)!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Halloween Fun

We had a great time at the Halloween Parade and Party a few weeks ago (sorry for the delay)! Thank you so much for those of you who were able to send in snack items and/or help with costumes. We had fun leading the parade to LSS. Then we ended the day with a yummy snack and a fun Bingo Game. A big thank you to Nicole Mazur for organizing another fun event!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Who is Miss Kaley?

Miss Kaley is a Senior at EHS and is completing a month long internship in our class as part of her Careers in Education Course at SST. She also works as an assistant teacher at A Place to Grow in Brentwood after school. Kaley is a member of the National Honors Society and helps welcome freshmen to EHS by participating in the Hawk Crew Club. Kaley is a hip-hop dancer and is interested in pursuing a career in Elementary Education and/or Special Education in the future. Kaley is a great addition to our class and the students enjoy working with her! Welcome Miss Kaley!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Picture Retakes

Just a reminder that Picture Retakes are TOMORROW (Monday). If you would like your child to have their pictures retaken, please return your entire picture envelope in their folder. It is also helpful for you to send a note or e-mail to me so that I can be sure no one is missed tomorrow. Thank you!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Spelling Test

Happy Halloween!

Since next week is a short week, we will be extending this week's spelling. The homework packet that came home today will not be due until next Wednesday and the spelling test will be next Wednesday (11/8) instead of Friday (11/3). Thank you for your support at home!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Public Library Books

Please don't forget that the books the children checked out at the Public Library (on our field trip a few weeks ago) are due back by November 2nd. If it is easier for me to return the book for you, please just send it in, in your child's green folder, WITH A NOTE and I am more than happy to do that. I will be dropping any books sent in off next Thursday. Thank you!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Halloween Parade

Tomorrow is the Halloween Parade! The students should BRING their costumes to school and we will change after lunch, recess, and Music. Please remember that the students should be able to walk safely in their costumes as we will be parading over to LSS. The 1st Grade Parade begins at 1:45. We will be exiting through the front door of MSS and walking over to LSS. Please remember that for safety only the students and teachers should walk on the parade route. Thank you!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Indoor Recess

Last week, Ms. Comer came in and reminded us how to use the "Buddy" Benches on the playground to make sure everyone is included at recess. Today a few students took it upon themselves to create an indoor "Buddy" Bench for Indoor Recess. It fills my bucket to see this kindness!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A special guest

We had a special visitor today! This is a large praying mantis that came in as a special share to start our morning! You need to look closely as it blends in with the grass. It is hanging on the top of the container. 

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!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Thank you and Supplies

Thank you so much for coming to Curriculum Night last night! It was wonderful to see so many of you and the children LOVED getting their messages in their journals this morning.

If you are wondering about any supplies we might need in the classroom, we are running low on Markers and hand sanitizer.

Thank you!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Talking Points Friday (9/15)

This week we:

* Earned Fun Friday and had popsicles and an extra recess.
* Danced to Gonoodle.com.
* Used Model Magic.
* Played with Littlest Pet Shop toys at recess.
* Played tag in PE.
* Wrote poems about insects.
* Did read to self.
* Learned about Insects.
* Had fun with Pattern Blocks and Geoboards in Math.


Don't Forget...

When sending in ANY important notes, permission slips, or money please remember to include:

Your Child's Name
My Name (Mrs. York)
Details as to what you are sending in.

*This is especially important when sending in $$$.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Field Trip

We will be traveling to Coppal House Farm on Oct. 3rd. Please return permission slips as soon as possible. Thank you!

Picture Day

Please remember that Picture Day is on Friday, Sept. 29th. If you need a new order form, please let me know.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Curriculum Night

Don't forget Curriculum Night on Tuesday (9/19). My presentation will begin at 6:00 and go until 6:30PM. I look forward to seeing you there!

Don't forget to call in

Please remember to call our attendance line 775-8954 if your child will be absent or tardy. Thank you!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Library Books

Don't forget that Tuesday is Library Day! Please return books so that your child can check out new books for the week. Thank you!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Talking Points for 9/8/17

This week we:
* Earned our first FUN FRIDAY and had an extra recess. -KG
* learned how to play shake and spill. -EG
* used a 1 voice while working. -OH
* played Freeze Tag in PE. -TP
* had our first Music Class. -CH
* made our portfolios in Art. -SC
* got Read to Self books in Library. -WW

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Talking Points

This week we:
* wrote about how we felt on the first day. -KD
* played on the playground. -JC
* earned smelly stickers. -CH
* saw new friends. -BL
* had lunch in the cafeteria. -EG
* had the best teacher ever. -SC :)
* shared our "About Me Bags". -GS
* played Monster Squeeze. -TP
* went on the playground. -KG
* explored with pattern blocks. -JC
* made new friends. -CH
* drew beyond our imaginations. -SC
* shared Me Bags. -OH

Monday, August 28, 2017

Specials Schedule

Monday- P.E. - 1:05-1:40 (sneakers)
Tuesday- Library- 1:20-2:05 (books)
Wednesday- Art- 1:20-2:05
Thursday- P.E.- 10:25-11:00 (sneakers)
Friday- Music- 12:35-1:20

* Lunch and Recess- 11:15-12:00
* Afternoon Recess- 2:20-2:35

Saturday, August 26, 2017

First Day

Don't forget to have your child wear their name tag to school on Monday. Also, we have P.E. so please have your child wear sneakers. Thank you! :)

Meet your Teacher

It was so great meeting so many of you yesterday! I hope you have a terrific weekend!
If you were not able to make it yesterday, please remember to send a note on Monday letting me know:
* How your child will be getting home
* If your child will be having hot lunch
* If your child should get a snack milk or juice

Friday, August 11, 2017

Supplies 2017-2018

August 2017
Dear Families,
         The following list of items would be most useful for this school year. If possible, please bring these items to “Meet Your Teacher” so that your child does not have to carry them on their first day of school.

For Classroom Community Use:
      1 plastic pencil box (large enough to fit crayons and pencils)
      Crayola Crayons
      Regular or Skinny Washable Markers
      1  box of tissues
      1 pocket folder with any picture/design on the front                  (for your child to use during independent work time)
       1 or 2 extra socks that will not be returned                                         (to be used as whiteboard erasers)
      a 1 ½-inch, 3 ring binder with a clear plastic cover insert
(this will be used for your child’s 1st grade portfolio)

For your child’s personal use, please send in a change of clothes in a plastic bag. Please LABEL your child’s clothing! These will be returned at the end of the school year.

Other helpful items for our classroom include:
       AA batteries (used for flashlights during science and reading time)
      Colorful Pens
      Gallon sized ZipLoc bags
      Skinny Black Whiteboard Markers
      White Envelopes (large or small)

         Thank you for your consideration and support!