Green Meadow News
May 2, 2013 Donna Dankner, Principal
Christopher Fleming, Assistant Principal
Spring has finally arrived! We are certainly enjoying the warm weather and the beautiful sunshine. However, we are also reminded of the impact of the winter snow had on our schedule and instructional time. Given the many schedule adjustments that occurred throughout the winter, we have changed the dates of the grade 3 Math MCAS administration to Monday, May 13th and Tuesday, May 14th.
Spring is also the time when students in grades one through three showcase their musical learning during grade level concerts. On Friday, May 3rd at 8:40, families will join us for a special performance by our first grade students. They will share music and movement from the rich first grade music curriculum that highlight their skills and talents. The second grade concert will be held on Friday, May 17th while the third grade evening concert will be held on Tuesday, June 4th. We hope you are able to join us for these special performances.
News From Mrs. Mooradian’s PreK Class:
Our latest theme in preschool involves animals- various kinds, their behaviors, their life cycles and their habitats. The children thoroughly enjoyed learning about life in and around the pond, those animals that live in the North American forests, and insects, arachnids and annelids commonly found in their backyards. We will continue our investigation of animals by exploring domesticated animals found on the farm. This investigation is highlighted by our upcoming fieldtrip to Drumlin Farm. An additional anticipated event is our second Preschool Art Show which showcases art work of various mediums and all which correlates with curriculum themes presented since January. As we near the end of our preschool year, we anticipate our End-of-Year Celebration, a reception focusing on the recognition of student learning and collaboration with families which occurred throughout the past school year.
News From Mr. Thomas’ Grade 3 Class:
Mr. Thomas’ class recently began a writing unit on poetry. Over the next few weeks, the class will be learning about eight different types of poems, and writing poems that are all related to the same theme. The four types of poems that they have covered so far are Acrostic, Cinquain, Ballads, and Haiku. In math, the class recently wrapped up a unit on fractions, and they are now doing some work on money and time.
Mr. Thomas’ class has been learning all about the events that preceded the American Revolution. Recently, they began working on letters about three major events: The Boston Massacre, The Boston Tea Party, and The Battle of Lexington & Concord. Pretending that they witnessed one of these events, students are writing a letter to a friend or family member explaining what they saw.
Mr. Thomas also recently became a first time father. His son, Jackson Edward Thomas, was born on April 1, which is of course April Fool’s Day. At least many people won’t forget Jackson’s birthday. Mr. Thomas is learning to function on a bit less sleep now!
Dates to Remember:
v May 3, 2013 Grade 1 Concert, 8:40 A.M.
v May 3, 2013 Early Release-12:30 Dismissal
v May 7, 2013 Grade 2 Art Exhibit at ARTspace
v May 10, 2013 Early Release-11:25 Dismissal
v May 13, 14, 2013 Grade 3 Math MCAS
v May 17, 2013 Grade 2 Concert , 8:40 AM
v May 17, 24, 2013 Kindergarten Screening
v May 22, 2013 Last day of Registration for 2013-14 Immersion Kindergarten
v June 4, 2013 Grade 3 Concert, 7:00 PM
v June 19, 2013 PreSchool End-of-Year Celebration
v June 20, 2013 Last day of Preschool
v June 21, 2013 Last day of School – 11:25 Dismissal