Green Meadow News
October 9, 2014 Donna Dankner, Principal
Debbie Bresnick, Assistant Principal
This week we have focused on fire safety. Grade levels have attended special presentations by the Maynard Fire Department that help educate and inform our students about the importance of fire safety. We appreciate the opportunity to learn from our local fire department!
Providing students with high quality instruction in a nurturing and supportive environment is one of our primary goals. A range of ongoing assessments help us determine which skills students have mastered as well as which skills are in need of additional instruction and support. Through differentiated instruction, we are able to target instruction to provide both support and extension to enable students to maximize their learning.
This year we are excited to be adding a new instructional resource, Go Math, to our math instruction. Go Math offers varied instructional supports and enrichment options to help students develop their skills as mathematical thinkers and problem solvers. There is also a rich technology component that includes interactive white board lessons.
We are very fortunate to have our skilled and knowledgeable math coach, Terri Morrison to work closely with staff and students in the development of mathematical skills and understandings. On Wednesday, November 5 at 6:30 PM, she will be offering a parent program focused on mathematical learning. We hope you are available to join us for this informative discussion.
On Wednesday, October 15 at 8:45 AM, we will be holding our first parent coffee of the school year. Please join us for an open forum discuss any topics of interest as well as your child’s school experience.
Math Information Night
Parents and guardians are invited to Green Meadow School on Wednesday, November 5th from 6:30-8:00 for a Math Information Night. Mrs. Morrison, Math Coach will share with parents how children are learning about math at Green Meadow School. Please note that this is an adults only evening.
You will learn:
What our amazing teachers have been learning and doing in math.
What is Common Core Math about in primary school?
What is Go Math? What is Reflex Math?
How can you help your child?
You will also hear about a series of Parent Math Workshops that will be offered at Green Meadow for parents interested in learning more about how children learn math.
All are welcome! Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
News from Sra. Reyes’s First Grade Class:
Fall is finally here and to welcome it we are enjoying learning all about apples starting with a visit from Johnny Appleseed, to learning about its lifecycle. It has been very interesting. Do you have a favorite apple? Our classroom’s favorite is the Red Delicious.
We have also been busy with math. We love our new program and have been working hard with word problems. We have started writing our very own math stories. Reading has been exciting too! We are practicing read to self and sharing our favorite books with our friends.
Staying healthy is important to us. We had Mrs. Murray, an RN, visit our class and share some great tips on how to stay healthy. Thank you so much!! We loved it!!
Mrs. Duddy’s Grade 3 Class
We have had a busy start to the school year! We have spent a lot of time discussing respect, responsibility and effective effort. Students have created a set of guidelines which they feel will enable them to become kind, safe, learners. Getting to know our classmates has been fun! The acrostic name poems paired with water color self portraits really brighten up our classroom. Students are excited about and continue to write about small moments during Writer’s Workshop. We are learning about the Wampanoag Tribe and the Pilgrims in preparation for our field trip to Plymouth Plantation. The goal for the year is to catch 100 compliments. As a team, we can achieve anything!
· Dismissal time for all early release days will be 11:45AM. Lunch will not be served.
· Many families have expressed concern about the speed of cars in the area of the school. In order to ensure the safety of all, please drive slowly when in the vicinity of the school.
· Supervision in the morning begins at 8:15. Please do not drop students off before this time.
· In order to ensure proper supervision, only students and staff should be on the playground in the morning and during school hours.
Dates to Remember
· Friday, October 10, 2014 Early Release, 11:45
· Monday, October 13, 2014 No School, Columbus Day
· Tuesday, October 14, 2014 PTO Meeting, 7:00 PM
· Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Parent Coffee, 8:45 AM
· Friday, October 17, 2014 Grade 3 trip to Plimouth
· Saturday, October 18, 2014 Playground Spruce Up Day
· Thursday, October 30, 2014 Preschool Monster March
· Friday, October 31, 2014 Monster March at 8:45
· Monday, November 3, 2014 Monster March Raindate