Friday, April 8, 2016

Circle Letter 4/8/16

April 8, 2016
Dear Families,
         Wow, kudos to our student test takers again this week… especially Thursday…, which was one long arduous session of both reading and story writing: prewriting, drafting, typing and editing.  Our students have shown great focus, grit, and perseverance.  
         Round three is next week.  (Yup, one more week… Monday and Tuesday) These two tests are shorter and focus on writing skills, word work and punctuation. The sugarless gum continues to be a perfect perk!  (Something to look forward to during testing.)  And so another A-l-e-r-t request from the class… more packages of sugarless gum and mints during test taking time for next week. Thanks!        
         Our Native American Studies are really underway at this point.  This week students have been selecting a region and tribe to research in class. Our research will include books, web sites, videos, documentaries, legends and maybe a guest speaker.  Each student will also be making a diorama depicting tribal life of his or her tribe and region. More information on this school/ home project will come next week.  However, each student will need a shoebox (no bigger boxes please) to work on this project… so be on the look out at home or in the garage!  We are also in need of toilet paper and paper towel cardboard rolls… We will use them for a few Native American crafts!           Lastly, if you are looking for something fun to do with the family tonight (and support our schools) plan on attending the wonderful Kittery Live Talent Show.   The event is held at Shapleigh School with Mitchell School performers beginning at 4 pm!  Good luck to our Adie, who is performing!

                                    Have a great weekend… J