Walnut Square Elementary School
Parent Update- November 1, 2020
On Monday, 11/2 and Tuesday, 11/3 there is no school due to scheduled Professional Development days. On Wednesday, 11/4 all students are remote.
Notes from the Nurse
Thank you to the many parents who have already sent in updated annual physicals and influenza documentation. If you have an upcoming annual physical and or appointment for a flu immunization for your child please remember to send a copy into school so that it can be recorded. Please let us know about any changes or updates in your child’s medical status. You can send the information & documentation papers in your child’s back pack folder with a note for the nurse.
Here is some information about the Influenza Immunization Regulation that is needed starting this year for students. Please read the attachment.
All students should have received a progress report last week. If you did not get one please contact the teacher.
Grade K Update
This week in Kindergarten students will be introduced to the Letterland character Talking Tess! We will practice her sound and letter shape throughout the week while also reviewing the Letterland characters we have already met and reading and writing our sight words (like, my, I). In Math, students will continue to read, write, and compare numbers to 10 while using their counting strategies. In Social Studies, we will begin talking about our families and our traditions. We are looking forward to seeing everyone online on Wednesday!
Grade 1 Update
We hope the first graders enjoy their extra long weekend! Due to the short week, they will not receive a new spelling list and are instead reviewing reading and writing words with short a,e,i and o.. In math we are beginning a new topic on strategies for addition facts to 20. Students will continue writing narrative stories with a focus on “pop out” words to make their writing more interesting. We are looking forward to our new hybrid model of teaching.
Grade 2 Update
Second graders had a great time creating their mini-pumpkin pulley, illustrating haunted houses, and writing a fictional story to go with it last week. In math, the children will be taught this simple rhyme to help identify odd and even numbers:
0, 2, 4, 6, 8, even numbers they do make.
1, 3, 5, 7, 9, odd numbers are mighty fine.
For social studies, we will be discussing Veteran’s Day and the 3 types of communities. We will be reading, learning, and writing about owls. In Grammar, we will be talking about the 4 types of sentences. We are looking forward to the upcoming academic/hybrid plan which will allow all students to benefit. Remember to vote on Election Day!
Next week in music we will continue exploring how syllables and rhythm intersect with several fun activities making rhythmic recipes with music and food! What recipe will YOU come up with…and more importantly…what will be in it? We will continue to use see saw to share our work digitally. https://sites.google.com/haverhill-ps.org/mssteigersmusicroom/home
If you have any questions or concerns please contact your child’s teacher or reach out to me via email @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-374-3471.
Have a good week!
Beth Kitsos, Principal