Walnut Square Elementary School

  • Weekly Update- March 1, 2021

    Pool Testing Results- Week of February 22nd-26th

    Results of Walnut Square’s Pool Testing for last week were negative. Pool testing continues this week. If you would like your child included in the testing please see the attached permission.

    Blast Off to Reading Challenge Completed

    Congratulations to all of Walnut Square Superstars! Students logged
    over 183 hours of reading during our reading challenge! Even
    though the challenge is complete, KEEP READING!

    Grade K Update

    This week in Letterland, we will start our study of word families! We are starting with the -at, -ap and -an word families. We are adding the words are & for to our list of sight words. In writing, we will be writing to share our opinions while continuing to practice the rules of a sentence. In Math, we will continue to count, read, and write teen numbers and in Science we will continue exploring animal groups. Last week students participated in dressing up like their favorite Letterland character. See picture below. Look out for some information coming home about our 100th day celebration! 

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    Grade 1 Update

    We have a busy week ahead in first grade! In Letterland we will learn about silent magic e in words with Mr. I and Mr. O, magic ing and wr. In Math we will begin a new place value topic focusing on 1 more/less and 10 more/ less than a number, and comparing 2-digit numbers. We will celebrate our 100th day of school with related writing and math activities, and Read Across America by learning about Dr. Seuss and reading many of his stories. We will focus our writing on the 100th day and writing about some of our favorite Dr. Seuss stories.

    Grade 2 Update

    Happy Birthday Dr. Suess!  March 2nd is his birthday.  Throughout March we will be studying Theodor Giesel and reading many of his books!  Do you know the title of the first book he wrote?  It’s the 100th Day of School too!  We will write stories about our lives at 100 years old and make a portrait of ourselves.  In science,  we will continue exploring matter and learning about molecules.   Do you know the three states of matter?  Now that it’s officially March 1st,  will March come in like a lion and go out like a lamb?  

    Music Update

    Kindergarten: Students in Kindergarten learned about “Peter and the Wolf” this week, focusing on the different sounds of each instrument and matching that sound to a kinesthetic movement. Next week students will continue learning about the different ways instruments can sound and explore their own voice and the different sounds they can make.
    First Grade: Students in first grade learned the names of the instruments in “Peter and the Wolf” and talked about how each one makes sound. Next week we will explore what is vibrating on each instrument and how that helps to make sound. We will be using handheld percussion instruments to support this learning.
    Second Grade: Students have been working on feeling the steady beat in various types of music. We also started using our listening skills to try and find Secret Chicken! Chicken hides around the world and students must use a musical code to unlock where he is hiding. Students will read, listen to and write rhythmic notation using this curriculum.
    All families: If you have not activated your student’s seesaw account, please login to seesaw and join our music class!
    Kindergarten: 

    If you’re using Seesaw for the first time:

    1. Go to app.seesaw.me
    2. Choose “I’m a Student”
    3. Type in the code: GDZX KLVR. This code expires on March 5, 2021
    4. Finish creating your account using your school Google account or email address

    First Grade:

    If you’re using Seesaw for the first time:

    1. Go to app.seesaw.me
    2. Choose “I’m a Student”
    3. Type in the code: WRXU MXTO. This code expires on March 5, 2021
    4. Finish creating your account using your school Google account or email address

    Second Grade:

    If you’re using Seesaw for the first time:

    1. Go to app.seesaw.me
    2. Choose “I’m a Student”
    3. Type in the code: OEBW EALE. This code expires on March 5, 2021
    4. Finish creating your account using your school Google account or email address

    Mel Steiger: M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction & M. Music Education
                                            Walnut Square & Upper Tilton

    https://sites.google.com/haverhill-ps.org/mssteigersmusicroom/home

    Have a wonderful week!

    Beth Kitsos, Principal- bkitsos@haverhill-ps.org

(978) 374-3400
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