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Sandwich Central School



Dear Parents and Friends,

January has been a relatively quiet, productive month for us at SCS. We're just over half way through the school year -- today is the 93rd day of school. We often see some of the most obvious growth in student learning during the winter months.
Parent - Student - Teacher Conferences are just around the corner, when new goals will be developed for the remainder of the year. Teachers have started scheduling conferences for February 12, 15 & 16. These conferences are a fundamental part of helping students take responsibility for their own learning, and we deeply appreciate the effort of all our parents to carve out time to attend and participate.
Our strange winter weather has not been helpful in creating consistency with student outdoor attire. We do not allow students to play off of the plowed blacktop surfaces unless they have winter boots and snow pants. We encourage students who ride the bus to and from school to wear their winter gear in case of a bus breakdown.


Mrs. Petitti’s Primary Multiage Class


Reading, Writing, Social Studies: Students have been working on completing two writing projects. They have been working on completing their books with color words and they are working on their own personal time-line. The students enjoyed listening to Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt which modeled a time-line of Squirrel's daily routine. Students worked on the formation for the letter "Bb" and reviewed the formation for the letter "Dd." Morning friends sorted and glued pictures on to a two way sort that began with "b" and "d".


Mr. Chapman


Language Arts: The Upper Multiage students have been discussing books in small groups using double-entry reading journals. These journals allow students to identify key parts of the text that they want to discuss with their classmates. Students select parts of the text that cause them to question, make connections, make predictions, form opinions, etc. This open-ended approach to interacting with the text has led to some very rich book discussions, and it's been fun to listen in on their conversations.
During Genius Hour we have focused on Speaking and Listening Skills.


Mrs. Day & Mrs. Ristaino


Math: The Blue Group began exploring 3-dimensional shapes. They learned a lot of new geometry terms as well as how to classify and identify shapes. They had fun building various pyramids with straws and twist-ties. Partial sums addition is still a challenge, but we will soon learn another addition algorithm (the traditional "carry-over" method) that will help.
Students in the Orange Group are having fun working with very large numbers.


Mr. Hillger's 6th Grade


Greetings sixth grade families! I hope everyone is enjoying the wide range of weather we are having this particular year. Two housekeeping items to remind you of. The first is that Parent, Student, and Teacher conferences will begin on February 12th. A conference sign up sheet went home on Thursday. Please pick your top three time slots and return it to school with your sixth grader. Second, the deadline for the remaining Washington, D.C. student balance is January 31st. Please contact Mr. Hansen or myself if you have any questions or concerns.
English Language Arts: The Sixth Graders are wrapping up their Literature Circle project this week. I am excited to write that each student really seemed to enjoy their choice of novel. Through these discussions and readings we worked on tone, character traits, making inferences and summarizing.


Sandwich Central School
28 Squam Lake Road
Center Sandwich, NH 03227
John Hansen - Principal

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