On Tuesday, my oldest son Brendan joined our class. He read a story, helped pass out supplies and supported students as they packed up items. He really enjoyed meeting our students. When we went out to recess, 5th graders invited him to join their kickball game. Many thanks to the Stratton community for welcoming him!
Congratulations to our second graders for a successful WorldFest! Thank you parents for your support! The children’s reports are so informative and their posters are stunning!
Today second graders were able to get a taste of the string instruments they will be able to play at school in third grade. Be on the lookout for the flyer for this optional program.
Ask your child what she/he learned from our sun/summer safety lesson today. My take-aways include; reapply sunblock after going in the water, wear long pants on hikes to reduce the chance of bug bites, and always let a family member know when and where you are going in the water at the beach.The beads on the children’s new bracelets turn colors as reminders to put on sunblock/seek shade. Thank you Mrs. Newell for joining us.
I’m enjoying a quiet moment at home. The candle scent has a hint of a summer feel to it. The water bottle keeps refreshments perfectly cold. What a nice relaxing way to start the weekend with the lovely gifts from the class.
The entire second grade is creating a butterfly garden near the gym doors. Our class planted marigold seeds. The children are using the rain barrel to water the plants each day.
I would like to share a sincere thank you to all families in our class. It has been a wonderful week of cards, flowers and so many goodies. Many, many thanks for the class basket of amazing treats and the flowers are gorgeous! Thank you so much!
Many thanks to Melissa Orkin for organizing this amazing African drumming workshop. Thanks to the PTO for funding this for the second graders. We also would like to thank Molly Lyons and Heather Mell for their help with the behind-the-scenes work. Thank you Nathaniel Braddock for setting up and sharing your musical support during the workshop. I have never done this before! It really is as fun as it looks!
Our class visited the third grade science fair to help gain excitement for next year’s project. Wow! These projects were amazing! A big congratulations goes to the third grade students, their parents and teachers!
Welcome to the Barth Cafe! Today’s special is Book Series! Ask your child what she/he read during our Book Tasting.
Staff members planted flowers in a garden at Stratton today to remember our wonderful custodian Mr. Rick who passed away in the fall. Mr. Rick was known to be an expert at lawn and garden care as well as being a fun, happy member of our community.
Many thanks to literacy coach, Dr. Magalhaes, for leading two reading group sessions. We learned new strategies to discuss character traits. The children found specific pieces of evidence in their books to support their ideas.
The Circus Smirkus fun continued today at Stratton! Ask your child about the skills they are learning. Many thanks to Stratton’s PTO for funding this residency for us.
Today’s science focus question: How can rocks be separated by size? Ask your child how we separated river rocks.
Today we had a poetry celebration with Mrs. Doherty’s second grade class. It was wonderful to read such amazing poems!
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!