Parents and Guardians; today sent home with your students was a notice regarding Valentine's Day. We do not celebrate or participate in classroom parties for the various holidays that occur during the year.
This notice just outlines that if your student would like to bring in Valentine's day cards for their classmates, please follow the guidelines, including not sending in candy. I have attached the flyer that was sent home with your student. Contact your child's homeroom teacher with any additional questions.
Thanks for your cooperation.
Lots of fun and engaging activities are happening throughout the halls of HMS. Students have started to participate in after school enrichment clubs, they are participating in new learning and engaging units of study in just about every content area, and they will get the opportunity to participate in an assembly on Monday.
When you get the chance, take the opportunity to talk to your students about what is happening here at HMS. What are they learning? What do they find most interesting? What do they still want to learn more about?
The students are overflowing with news ideas and interests, and we continue to try to promote those here at HMS.
We have started to working in another math domain, number sense with fractions, and will be working in this area of math for the next few months. The fifth grade students have a variety of backgrounds with regards to their prior knowledge of this concept. If students have time, it would benefit them to watch some of the videos I post into our google classroom, and log into Learn zillion and complete some practice work there as well.
This weekend is a long weekend, no school Monday for MLK day, so enjoy! Rest up, and let's try to stay healthy with all of these super bugs traveling about.
I can't believe that it is already January, wow how this year is flying by. We already about half way done! Now that we are in the midst of the winter months, please make sure that your student is coming prepared to go outside for recess (jackets, hats, gloves, boots, snowpants). Students will be going outside as long as it is at least 20 degrees with the windchill. If students do not wear boots and/or snowpants, they will be restricted to the blacktop and any activities permitted in that area.
Also, during the upcoming two weeks students will be taking their mid-year STAR testing. This assessment allows us to progress monitor the students throughout the year and across the grade level. It helps to inform our instruction, and make plans to meet the students needs. On the days of testing, please try to make sure that your student has breakfast and is well rested.
I have been teaching for twelve years, and eleven years in the town of Willington, CT.