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.

preschoolThe 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.

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.

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.

sunnyStudents 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

Organizational skills are key to student success! This month we will be highlighting this personal competency and its importance. Studies show there is a direct correlation between academic achievement and organizational skills. Organization is a learned skill; teachers will be modeling and teaching about how to best organize backpacks and learning spaces.

achooPrevention is the key. Staying healthy during winter months can be challenging. The best way to prevent the spread of illness is to keep your child(ren) home if they have a fever of 100 degrees or higher, are vomiting or have diarrhea. A child needs to be fever free for 24 hours without medication before returning to school. Please keep in mind that, if your child is well enough to attend school, he/she will be expected to participate in PE and recess.

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