Sunday, May 13, 2018

Monday News

Dear Families,

We will have SBAC testing on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings this week. Please send in headphones or earbuds if you have a pair at home. Children may chew mint gum or have mints. A good night sleep will help your child be successful during testing.

Specials (PE, music, art, guidance) will be moved to the afternoon and we will do science and social studies in the afternoon.

Enjoy your week,

Mrs. Carter

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Monday News

Dear Families,

Does your child have headphones or earbuds? We do not have enough headsets for all the third and fourth graders during SBAC testing. If your child has a pair, please have him/her bring the earbuds or headphones to school. There is a very short listening section on the SBAC test. I will send out a reminder email the day before we need them. Thanks! We will practice for SBAC testing on Tuesday and Wednesday this week for 45 minute sessions. 

May 9 - Late Start 
May 15-18 - SBAC testing in the mornings
May 24 - Audubon field trip with a focus on aquatic ecosystems
May 28 - Memorial Day (no school)
May 31 - Grand Opening of "the Hive" outdoor classroom from 5:30-6:30
June 1 - Move-up Day for 4th graders ONLY
June 4 -June 8 - Circus Smirkus for our Artist in Residence
June 8 - We lead All School Morning Meeting


Enjoy your week,
Mrs. Carter

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Monday News

Dear Families,

Welcome back! We are in our final stretch of the school year.

The students will be presenting their biome projects to each other during social studies. Each student has become an expert on one biome and they will present their information to the class.

We are finishing up our opinion unit and will be starting another narrative unit in writing. Our focus in reading will be on the genre, mystery. This genre is very fun and the students will have the opportunity to read lots of mysteries in class.

During the next couple weeks, the students will be practicing for SBAC testing. They will become comfortable with the computer format of the testing and composing an essay on the computer.

Before break, the students made large paper flowers with their kinderbuddies. They are hanging in the school gym.

Important Dates:

May 3 - 9:30-11:00 - Flynn Theater to see Machine de Cirque  
May 9 - Late Start 
May 15-18 - SBAC testing in the mornings
May 24 - Audubon field trip with a focus on aquatic ecosystems
May 28 - Memorial Day (no school)
May 31 - Grand Opening of "the Hive" outdoor classroom from 5:30-6:30
June 1 - Move-up Day for 4th graders ONLY
June 4 -June 8 - Circus Smirkus for our Artist in Residence
June 8 - We lead All School Morning Meeting

Enjoy your week,
Mrs. Carter

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Monday News

Dear Families,

Monday is our Spring Arts Night at 6:00.

We will have an all-school celebration on Tuesday. The whole school will watch a movie at Main Street Landing. The movie choice is a surprise, but it will be an educational movie. Students are going to enjoy seeing it on the BIG SCREEN!

We are finishing up our opinion writing unit. Some children chose persuasive pieces to inspire change in the world around them. Other students chose personal essays to teach others about a noteworthy person, place, thing or idea.

In social studies, the students are finishing their report on a biome. When they are complete, students will teach each other about the biome they studied.

In reading, students are being Fluency Partners.
Our focus in outdoor classroom on Thursday will be "creating a bird friendly space". We will be working with Rae from Audubon to create a bird friendly garden at BPMS!

There will not be a book project for the month of April. May will be a poetry book project and June will be to create a food that is inspired by your book.

 Enjoy your week, Mrs. Carter

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Monday News

Dear Families,

The fourth graders are starting their transition process to the middle school. The third graders will stay at BPMS on Thursday, while the fourth graders will go to CHMS in the morning to see the CHMS play. Thursday, March 22nd is the Fourth Grade Parent Meeting with Mark Carbone from 6-7 pm. 

Thank you for scheduling and attending conferences!

Below are pictures from our trip to Sleepy Hollow. 













Sunday, March 11, 2018

Monday News

Dear Families,

We will have Kinderbuddies on Friday and we will make leprechaun traps. We need shoe boxes. If you have extra shoe boxes at home, please send them in by Friday.

The 3/4s will head to Sleepy Hollow on Thursday from 11:30-2:00 to cross-country ski. Please make sure your child comes to school prepared to be outside all afternoon.

Report cards will go home on Wednesday.

Enjoy your week,

Mrs. Carter