growThe Living Classroom has been a happening place! Preschoolers have planted their beans; kindergartners have peas coming up and potatoes are planted; the first grade lettuce, spinach, and radishes are almost ready to be eaten; second graders have planted their corn; third graders have their carrots in;

bankingDon't Forget ... Every Friday is BANKING DAY at I-LES. If your child is part of the Save For America banking program, please remember that we have volunteer bankers here every Friday morning from 8:15 - 8:45 a.m. in the library. Your child is welcomed to visit the library and make a deposit into his/her Meredith Village Savings Bank “Save for America” savings account.

DIDestination Imagination is a challenge-based learning program that uses science, technology, the arts, math, engineering, and social learning; and pairs that with creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills. Inter-Lakes had 11 DI teams this year, seven of them at the elementary level.

title1On May 17th, Brian Lies, children’s author and illustrator, will be here at I-LES speaking to students about being an author and an illustrator of children’s books. A lot of the books he has written and illustrated are fiction stories that have bats as the main characters. After vacation, students will start to become familiar with some of his books.
This week you will find an order form for his books attached to the newsletter.

brementownThe 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.

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.

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