Thursday, June 22, 2017

End of the Year

I would like to thank you for sharing your child with me this year. It has been a very special one for me, and I am so happy to be able to end my 29 years of teaching with such a wonderful group of students!
Thank you also for the "Star Teacher" book from my "Dolphins" and the other very generous gifts. The students, parents, teachers, and SMS community will always have a special place in my heart. I wish all of my "Dolphins" continued success as they go forward!

Field Day 2017

First Grade Mall

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Just a reminder...

We need stuff...especially for the Dollar Store!
Thank you for your help!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

End of the Year Important Dates:

We have lots of upcoming dates for the end of our school year, so please mark your calendars for these special upcoming events. If there are any further dates that need to be shared or any changes to these dates, I will be sure to let you know as soon as possible! 

May 10th- Wellness Walk: We will have an all-school wellness walk up Gifford Farm Road at 1:30 pm. If you would like to join us for our walk, please meet us at the front of the SMS building at 1:30.

May 11th- Friendly Neighborhood Helpers: Our family performance of Friendly Neighborhood Helpers begins at 6:30.  Please drop your first grader off in our classroom at 6:15.  After the performance, you can pick up your child on the stage! 

May 12th- Bike to School Day: Students can walk, bike, scooter, skateboard, or roller blade to school! Want to avoid riding on a busy road? Families are welcome to park at Stratham Hill Park and ride the trails from there! 

May 17th- Early Release Day: students will be dismissed at 12:50 pm

May 18th- MakerFest and Art Show: Everyone is welcome to join us for our third annual MakerFest and our second Art Show in the Cafeteria from 3:30-6:30 pm. Projects can be brought in that morning by students or can be dropped off by parents after 1:30 pm. The MakerFest and Art Show will run through Friday morning.  

June 2nd- Volunteer Appreciation Day and 1-2-3 Fun Run: All parent volunteers are welcome to join us for a "Thank You"  breakfast at 8:00 in the Library and an assembly in the Gym at 8:45 am so we can thank you for all that you do for our classroom and school! That afternoon, teachers, parents, and students are welcome to run or walk 1,2, or 3 miles around SMS and Stratham Hill Park at 5:30 pm. Following the run, there will be a BBQ, Dunk Tank, Snow Cones, and a Dance Party! 

June 5th- Grand Luncheon: Our Special guests are invited to join us for our annual Grand Luncheon. More information coming home soon!

June 9th- Field Day: bring your sneakers, because June 9th will be field day! Please bring a change of clothes with you, as we will have some water games and we will also be outside, rain or shine. 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

April Happenings

April was a very busy month with many happenings despite being only three short weeks! We had a visit from the local children's author/illustrator, Jo Ann Adinolfi. She provided us with incite into how an author begins his/her story with an idea and how it takes many transformations until it reaches its final form. We also enjoyed the "Mad Scientist" presentation on sound. Some of us even got chosen to participate in an experiment! We planted our "beet" seeds in the SMS garden. We will be anxiously observing/tending to them in hopes of a successful planting in 50 days. We also had a special visitor from the SPCA who taught us about how to treat animals with kindness. She brought along one of the animals at the shelter...a cute, gray bunny. Here are a few pictures for you to enjoy...