Sunday, March 8, 2020

Classroom News

Dear Families,

Report cards will be sent home on Friday.

We are starting our read aloud book, The Someday Birds by Sally J. Pla.  We will be focusing on the characters and their growth.

The puppets from the February book project will be in the display case outside of the front office. Take a look when you come for the Spring Arts Celebration on Friday.  The next book project will go home this week. Have your child choose a book to start reading, if they are not already reading a book.

Skiing at Sleepy Hollow!


TRY Program on Friday. Learning about the water cycle and watersheds. 





Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Classroom News

Dear Families,

I hope you had a good break. We will start the week reviewing expectations and setting goals. In writing workshop, we will be doing realistic fiction writing. In reading workshop, we will be focusing on reading a variety of genres, including realistic fiction, historical fiction, and fantasy fiction. We will also start new book clubs and deepen our comprehension through conversation and jotting. 

On Thursday, Rhonda from CSWD will teach the students about recycling and composting. She will also help us develop an action plan for our school's compost piles and help us to start a battery recycling challenge. 

On Friday, we will go to Sleepy Hollow for our last day of cross-country skiing. We will also start the TRY program on Friday. The program is called TRY (Teens Reaching Youth) and is an environmental leadership opportunity for students in middle school. For six Fridays, three 7th graders from Camels Hump Middle School will teach 6 different one‐hour lessons that are fun and hands‐on. Your child will bring home a paper with more information on Wednesday. 

 Skiing at Sleepy Hollow!



Sunday, February 16, 2020

Classroom News

Dear Families,

Last week was I Love to Read and Write Week. John Alberghini, our superintendent and Steve Madden, the Camels Hump Middle School librarian read to the students. There was a staff skit on Monday and a whole-school reading celebration on Friday.

The second trimester ends on Friday. We will be assessing students all week. Please let me know if your child will miss any school this week.

The Sleepy Hollow field trips will be this Friday, 2/21 and the Friday after break, 3/6.

The students will finish their opinion writing pieces this week and we will have a writing celebration in class. They will also finish their historical fiction book club book.

Have a great week,
Mrs. Carter

Lots of picture to look at!

Kinderbuddies











Guest Reader, John Alberghini



#1 Principal! Cape made by P.


#1 Principal! Crown made by Z.  

Thank you for all the wonderful valentines!




Lunch with Huntington Senior Citizens!




Sunday, February 9, 2020

Classroom News

Dear Families,

On Monday, grades K-4th will go to the Flynn Theater to see Momix in the morning. We will start the week with a staff skit of A Crayon's Story. 

Wednesday is a late start day.

Friday we will go to Sleepy Hollow Ski Center in the morning and celebrate Valentine's Day in the afternoon.

Emails about this month's book project, Sleepy Hollow field trip, and conferences will go home this week. Stay tuned!

Have a great week,
Mrs. Carter
Pictures from Global School Play Day!




 Making clip-on earrings!









Sunday, February 2, 2020

Classroom News

Dear Families,

Book projects are due Monday. 

Barb Aitken and I will be in Richmond on Tuesday for professional development. Mrs. Roll will be my guest teacher. 

Wednesday is Global School Play Day. Brewster Pierce will join schools around the world, as they play for the day! No screens, no structure, all day long! If you want to learn more about Global School Play Day, please click hereLet's spread the word about the benefits of unstructured play. Together we can reverse the downward trend in childhood play that many nations have experienced since the 1950's. I also want to encourage you to continue playing on Wednesday when your child comes home from school. Try to spend the night without electronics. Cook together, play a board game, do a puzzle, read a book, draw, spend time outside. 

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
― Albert Einstein

Next week (February 10th-14th) is I Love to Read and Write Week. We will start the week with a BPMS Staff Skit Monday morning and a field trip to the Flynn Theater to see Momix. We will end the week with a trip to Sleepy Hollow and a Valentine's Day celebration. I am inviting adults into the classroom to read to the students. The idea is to share a book you love. If you or a family member would like to read to the class, please email a time that works. Below is a schedule with available times. 

Can you read at any of these available times?

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
7:45-8:00




8:00-9:00




10:15-11:00




12:00-1:00





The UVM versus UNH women's basketball game with our Underhill pen pals was a huge hit! Enjoy the pictures below.
 


















 Cross country skiing on Friday.