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Read Across America Week at I-LES!
REVISED READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK SCHEDULE!
Thursday, March 16th: Guest Reader/Reading Buddy Day: Classes will partner up for reading buddies and guest readers will be in classrooms as already scheduled.
Friday, March 17th: Stop, Drop, and Read: A tone will sound, indicating students should "stop, drop and read". This is also COZY DAY.
Monday, March 20th: Write-A-Thon: 8:45a.m.-3:00 p.m. in the Kiosk. Students will bring journals and pencils as they write in Roald Dahl fashion.
Monday is also HAT DAY/HEADBAND DAY.
Wednesday, March 22nd: An announcement will be made in the morning as to whether students were able to meet the principal's challenge.
Friday, March 24th: Principal's Challenge. Mrs. Wrath, Ms. Mulcahy, Mr. Bennett and others will re-enact some of the more unforgettable scenes from Dahl's novels.
The door decorating, golden ticket handouts, and trivia contest will continue through next week.
The Inter-Lakes School District is engaging in a study of a universal start/end time for Inter-Lakes Elementary School, Inter-Lakes Middle Tier, and Inter-Lakes High School. In this model, Sandwich Central School would have approximately a twenty (20) minute staggered start/end time from the other two buildings. Please visit the links below to learn more.
Happy First Day of Spring everyone! The link below is of the Earth from space showing how the day/night line, a/k/a the terminator, moves about as the Earth orbits the Sun with its 23.5 degree tilt, showing us our seasons.
On the first day of Spring, second graders planted radishes and lettuce. Although it might seem chilly outside, the temperature in the greenhouse on a sunny day can reach 90 degrees! And, just as importantly, the ground temperature is really heating up - about 60 degrees. Thanks to our solar heater (that small little hut-like building toward the back of the greenhouse), hot air has been circulating under the soil, giving us a big head start on the growing season.
The preschoolers recently learned all about different kinds of weather, since the month of March can bring most of them in a single week! The students assembled “Up, Up and Away!” books about a flying kite, learned how rainbows are created, found diamond shapes, skated on the rug with tissue box “skates,” made weather wheels, painted a muddy boots picture, completed umbrella puzzles and found words that begin with the letter Ww.
The second grades have begun working on their annual musical, “The Bremen Town Musicians”. Each class presents this short play in the music room and parents are invited. This year we will be performing it on Thursday afternoon, April 20th. Ms. Earl's class will perform at 1:30, Mrs. McNutt's class at 2:00 and Ms. Olson's class at 2:30. More information will be coming out shortly.
Every year, students in grades 3 through 8 take the Smarter Balanced Assessments in Reading and Mathematics. These assessments measure achievement in Mathematics and Language Arts.
Students will, once again, be taking these tests between the middle of March and the end of May in schools across the state. These tests will give us information about how individual students are progressing and how our schools our performing as a whole. In third and fourth grade, approximately 7 hours will be needed to complete the test. The testing window is as follows:
Balls are very active in the gym for kindergarten through 4th grade. The kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders are working on their kicking skills. Students are working in groups of 3 or 4 students on the positions of kicker, pitcher and fielder. All students rotate and get an opportunity to develop their skills. The students are cooperating to help their team to be successful. Also, the classes are playing NH 300 which is a tag game that helps the students develop their speed. Grades 3 and 4 are participating in a volleyball unit learning the skills of serving, bumping, setting and spiking. All of the classes are getting into games and the students are persevering to develop their skills in game situations.
Students may enter the building at 8:25 a.m. and the bell rings to start the day at 8:40 a.m. Please help your child to get to school on time and be ready to start their day. Being late to school is difficult for children and they miss the important “opening of the day” routines and activities that help set the tone for the day. Coming in after 9:00 a.m. means a loss of key instruction! Thank you for your support. - Mrs. Wrath
Read, Read, Read - That’s what the principal’s challenge will be this week. It’s that time again when students need to read a book to meet Mrs. Wrath’s challenge. This year’s theme focuses on the works of author Roald Dahl. We will be doing some fun and crazy things related to Roald Dahl next week. In order to meet the challenge, your child should be reading a book this week (it doesn’t have to be by Roald Dahl).