Walnut Square Elementary School
Parent Update- November 15, 2020
Walnut Square students will have their pictures taken in December. On Tuesday, December 1, 2020 students in cohort A will have their pictures taken. On Thursday, December 3, 2020 students in cohort B will have their pictures taken. On Wednesday, December 2, 2020 students in the Remote Learning Academy (RLA) will have their pictures taken. In the next week or so, RLA parents will be able to schedule a time to bring their child to Walnut Square school. Students will come into the building at their specific time and have their picture taken while parents wait outside.
There have been many questions related to attendance this year. I have attached the policy that was sent out to families a few weeks ago.Please take a moment to review it.
Walnut Square PTO is selling Walnut Square Superstars shirts and sweatshirts. All Walnut Square Superstar apparel orders are due. Items should be in before the holidays and they would make a great gift for our Superstars. Please see attached flyers for more information.
This week in Kindergarten, students will begin building a Rainbow to share their success while learning at home! In Letterland, students will learn more about Sammy Snake’s sounds by meeting Sleepy Sammy and Sally Snake. Students will also practice blending sounds to make words and learn to segment sounds in words. In Writing, students will continue to slowly stretch out the sounds they hear in words to label the pictures they are drawing. We will continue to practice using our Eagle Eye and Lips the Fish reading strategies to read unknown words and we will learn the word ‘the’. In Math, students will continue to count, compare, and write numbers to 10. Finally, will learn what people and communities were like in the past. We will compare that to how we live now. Please continue to encourage your child to track their daily assignment completion in the At Home Learning Checklist on your remote learning days!
Grade 1 Update
First graders are doing great with our new routine at school. In math we continue working on addition strategies to 20 and will complete the topic assessment before Thanksgiving break. In Letterland we are introducing qu and ch, and reviewing all short vowel sounds. For Social Studies we will be learning and writing about the first Thanksgiving.
Grade 2 Update
The students will begin to read “Molly’s Pilgrim”. Each child will be borrowing a copy. The novel is great for our Social Studies and Reading curriculum. Last week Mrs. Sanchez’s students completed their “Three Sisters Project” and Ms. Caruso will be working on them in person this week with her class. Make sure to ask your child about the project. We will continue to explore Thanksgiving, the Wampanoags, and the Pilgrims. Nouns will be introduced to the students in ELA. Writing will include a personal narrative and compare/contrast paragraph. In science, students will learn about the Spotted Owl and participate in another STEM activity. Please encourage your child to read each day! Our motto is “Readers become Leaders!” Thanks for all your support and kind words these past couple of weeks.
Students will be continuing our exploration of movement and rhythm this week- ask your child to share with you “RazzamaTazzama”- and make sure to log in to sing our welcome song on remote days during your regularly scheduled music time! https://sites.google.com/haverhill-ps.org/mssteigersmusicroom/home
Have a wonderful week!
Beth Kitsos, Principal- firstname.lastname@example.org