June 18th-Field Day! We are Team Red! Bring a water bottle and a change of clothes.
June 19th-“Beach” Reading Day! Bring in a beach towel and/or small beach chair for some relaxing outdoor reading. (Rain date TBA)
June 20th-Bubble Day! Bring in bubbles/wands etc. for outdoor fun! (Rain date TBA)
June 21st-Tech Day! With parent’s permission, the children may bring in an electronic item to use on their own and to be shared with others. (The children will also have access to their ipads on this day.)
June 22nd-Game Day! Bring in a non-electronic game to share with others.
In addition, the children will find out their class placements for next year. They will visit their third grade class, meet their teacher and find out who is in their class.
June 25th-Last day of school!
A reminder that the children will display and answer questions about their WorldFest projects Thursday morning. First the children will introduce themselves and say the name of the country they researched. Then you will be invited to visit all the children at their poster station and ask questions. You are invited to come to the classroom at 8:30. We will head to the cafeteria together around 9:10 to wrap up with a musical presentation from two students in our class and two students in Mrs. Abbott’s class. You are welcome to join us for the presentation.
The children will be doing more formal presentations in class each day. During these they are expected to read their reports to the class and answer questions.
Mrs. Newell came to our class for a sun safety lesson. We learned that we should reapply sunscreen every two hours. If you go into the water, reapply afterwards. Wear a protective hat and sunglasses. Wear broad spectrum sunscreen.
Never swim alone. Drink water often. Take breaks often if you’re out in the sun.
Play outdoor sports in safe areas. Have a grown up help you get balls that go into the road.
Wear life jackets for children when on boats.
As part of a Stratton PTO fundraiser, students/parents bid to play kickball against Stratton's faculty and staff. Join us at the Stratton field at 2:30 tomorrow to cheer on the participants!
If you would like to see examples from last year's posters, please look at the Blog Archives on June 2, 2017.
Stratton School will have our annual field day on June 18th. Our class is the Red team! Please have your child wear red on this day. Go team Red!
During our visit to the Children’s Museum we learned so much about Japan. Our students engaged in activities to learn about art, daily life, school and much much more.
Thank you to the PTO for organizing the annual book swap. Every second grader was able to bring home 7 books! Thank you to those who donated the great books!
Many thanks to Ema from Arlington High and an exchange student from Japan for doing an amazing presentation about life in Japan. Ask your child about what she/he learned today!
Thank you families for the wonderful treats this week. Thank you for the dinner, flowers, gifts and the amazing lunch!
Today Mrs. B talked to our class about failure, stamina, grit and passion. We watched a short video about Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan lost over 300 games but he continued to work hard. Ask your child how they will how stamina and grit in their lives. What can we learn from our failures? What are your passions? What evidence can we see of our passions?
Today our class joined Mrs. Trottier’s third grade class. Her students created an amazing Opinion Writing Tip Book. The third graders also created “About the Author” video pages. We will use the ideas in the book to help support our opinion pieces.
Today the second grade planted three new trees at Stratton! Generations of students will be able to enjoy the beauty and shade provided by the trees we planted.
Our classes also planted marigolds to create a beautiful butterfly garden.
Today measured three types of jumps; frog jump, rabbit jump and a kid jump. We measured our jumps with our shoes, paper clips and craft sticks.
We had a wonderful Book Tasting today! The children were able to sample books from different series. Ask your child about the books she/he sampled. Many thanks to Dr. Magalhaes for organizing and presenting this awesome project!
Stratton is accepting book donations for our annual Book Swap on May 9th. Please send in any children’s books you no longer need by May 9th.
(Every child will receive a book on this day even if donations are not given.)
Each second grader selected a reading goal to help improve their reading. We set up Goal Groups where the students have been supporting each other in their goals. The groups included;
Keeping track of reading longer books,
Reading fluency skills and
Noticing and discuss the use of literary language in books.
I love staying connected between the classroom and the children's homes. I look forward to posting often this year! Feel free to leave comments!