Thursday, May 24, 2018

Stratham Hill Park BioBlitz

We had such an awesome day today doing the first fourth grade BioBlitz at Stratham Hill Park.  Here are a few pictures from the day.  Thank you so much to all our parents and science experts who shared their knowledge and enthusiasm with us.


















I can't believe I only have 16 days left with this great group!



Sunday, May 20, 2018

Homework for Week of May 21-25

Students should choose at least 2 afternoons during the week and one weekend day to do a whole session of xtramath.org with the Beat the Teacher section.  They can choose which nights they would like to go on and they can always do extra days.  It is very important for students to know their math facts.  If your child does not have access to xtramath then they can practice with flashcards or with a game if you have one that practices the facts.

Students should be practicing their play parts and songs daily.  Scripts should stay in their binders so they can be used at school.

Monday (Day 5):
Read for 15 min (book group reading - check calendar)
Math -  Measuring and drawing angles

Tuesday (Day 6):
Read for 15 min (book group reading - check calendar)
Math -  Additive Angles

Wednesday (Day 1):
Read for 15 minutes (book group reading - check calendar)
Math - xtramath
Check Bioblitz letter for what you need to wear and bring for tomorrow.

Thursday (Day 2):
Read for 15 minutes (book group reading - check calendar)
Math - none

Friday (Day 3):
Read for 30 min (book group reading - check calendar)
xtramath.org

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Concord Field Trip

We had an awesome day on Tuesday visiting the State House and the Audubon Center.  Here are a few pictures from the day.











Monday, May 14, 2018

PTO Fundraiser

Family-friendly Adventures Auction - auction closes on May 18th!

Check out the SMS Family-friendly Adventures Auction.  Place a bid on teacher experiences for your child as well as other exciting offerings (including Boston Red Sox tickets or a scenic flight on a private plane)!  Make sure you click on items of interest to find out more in the description.  The funds from this auction directly add to the fun at SMS — benefiting classrooms plus special events like Jump Rope for Heart, Grand Luncheon, Field Day and the appreciation lunch for our wonderful teachers and staff.  Contact Tonia Hutt or PamelaHollasch with questions.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Homework for Week of May 14-May 18

Students should choose at least 2 afternoons during the week and one weekend day to do a whole session of xtramath.org with the Beat the Teacher section.  They can choose which nights they would like to go on and they can always do extra days.  It is very important for students to know their math facts.  If your child does not have access to xtramath then they can practice with flashcards or with a game if you have one that practices the facts.

Field Trip -  Tuesday - Students should also wear comfortable shoes and bring bag lunch if they did not order one.  Remember you need to be at school at 8:05.

Monday (Day 4):
Read for 15 min (book group reading - check calendar)
Math - Review - Remember to bring back protractors
No Spelling

Tuesday (Day 5):
Read for 15 min (book group reading - check calendar)
No Math - field trip
No Spelling

Wednesday (Day 6):
Read for 15 minutes (book group reading - check calendar)
No Math - math testing days
No Spelling

Thursday (Day 1):
Read for 15 minutes (book group reading - check calendar)
No Math - math testing days
No Spelling

Friday (Day 2):
Read for 30 min (book group reading - check calendar)
xtramath.org

Fork Project

I hope you all heard 4B and 4G's plastic fork project has been a great success!  The students did a wonderful presentation to the SMS School Board last Wednesday.  They shared our research and hopes for having SMS switch to metal forks.  The school board was very pleased with all their hard work and surprised us with a vote that night to put $500 towards buying metal utensils and the dishwasher containers for cleaning them.  They would also like some students to come back in June to explain their next steps for teaching the staff and students about this switch. 


Sunday, May 6, 2018

Important Dates

Here is a reminder of important upcoming dates:

May 7-10  NHSAS testing 9:15- 10:45 please eat a good breakfast and get a good nights rest

May 9  Wellness Walk- 1:30 - wear comfortable shoes

May 15  Field trip to Concord- students should be at school at 8:00.  Students will need to bring a bag lunch or order one from the cafeteria

May 15 Nurse Lily parent information night 6:30

May 16-17   NHSAS testing 9:15- 10:45 please eat a good breakfast and get a good nights rest

May 17 Makerfest- 5:30-7

May 22  Grade 4 Chorus- 6:30

May 23  Early Release 12:50 dismissal

May 24 Bioblitz- we are still looking for volunteers and kids will be working in different areas of the park, so they will need to bring a bag lunch or order one from the cafeteria.

May 28 Memorial Day no school

June 4 Grandparent Luncheon

June 6 Library Reception for retiring staff (Tom Fosher, Meg Driscoll, and Donna Maher) 3:15-4:15

June 8 Field Day

June 12 4MH/ 4B present US Geography 1:30 in the cafe (a class musical) - parents and families are invited

June 14 Stratham Hill Park with fourth grade (probably leave school around 9:00 and head back around 2:00) - more information will be coming

June 18 Last Day of School for Students