Walnut Square Elementary School

  • Weekly Update- February 21, 2021

    School Reopens Monday, February 22, 2021

    On Monday, February 22nd, students in Cohort A and C will resume in person learning. Students in Cohort B will be attending school remotely. Thursday, February 25th students in Cohort B and C will attend school in person while students in Cohort A attend school remotely.

    Walnut Square PTO News

    Walnut square is having a virtual PTO meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 3:30 PM and all are welcome to attend. The link is meet.google.com/vcq-fgxa-hmq

    Walnut Square Blast Off Challenge Winners

    Congratulations to all of our Star Level winners. Please see the attached list.

    HPS Budget Information for School Year (SY) 21-22

    The Assistant Superintendent of Business sent. this communication out last week. If you didn’t receive it I have copied it here for you.

    Good Afternoon Haverhill Students, Families and Faculty, We hope you have enjoyed your winter break and we look forward to resuming our teaching & learning next week.  We have been busy working on the School Year 2021-2022 budget over the past couple of months.  Over the next few months, we will formulate the budget and present it to the community, staff and school committee.

    Please take a few minutes to watch this brief video on the SY21-22 budget process and also take a moment to complete a 3 question survey on the budget.  It is important to have your feedback on your perceived priorities for next year’s budget and education.

    Here is the link to the video: https://youtu.be/AC81xxY2LHo

    The video has subtitles in Spanish, Haitian-Creole, Portuguese, Arabic and Vietnamese.  To change the subtitles, click on the “gear” icon next to the closed caption icon for your desired language.

    Here are the links to the survey:

    Haverhill Public Schools SY2021-2022 Budget Priorities Survey (English)

    Haverhill Public Schools SY2021-2022 Budget Priorities Survey (Spanish)

    Haverhill Public Schools SY2021-2022 Budget Priorities Survey (Haitian-Creole)

    Haverhill Public Schools SY2021-2022 Budget Priorities Survey (Portuguese)

    Flag Football League

    Moody School Preschool Lottery

    Moody is currently accepting applications for the first round of the 2021-2022 School Year lottery. If you are interested in being in the lottery for the Moody Preschool, please contact the Moody Preschool at 978-374-3459
    by Wednesday, February 24th. The first lottery will be pulled on Friday, February 26th. Families will be notified the week of March 1st if they
    have been accepted for the 2021-2022 school year. Feel free to reach out to Moody School Preschool ECC Director Kristi-Lynn Craig with any questions you may have.

    Grade K Update

    We hope everyone had a fun and restful February vacation! This week in Letterland, students will be introduced to Zig Zag Zebra and the digraphs ck and ch. We can’t wait to see everyone’s Letterland costumes on Tuesday and Thursday! We will review the sight words have, come, am, and you. Students will continue narrative writing while listening for and writing the sounds they hear in words. In Math, students will count, read, and write teen numbers. Finally, we will begin to explore different animal groups in Science. 

    Grade 1 Update

    Welcome back from our wonderful winter break!  This week in Letterland  we will be learning about silent magic e who makes the vowel men appear in words.  We are continuing Topic 8 Place Value in our enVisions math series.  We will be reading and learning about the significance of President’s Day focusing on Washington and Lincoln.  We will read biographies and write about famous people throughout the week including many famous black Americans. 

    Grade 2 Update

     Hope everyone had a wonderful, device free vacation!  This week we will get back into the swing of things.  This week we will study the Chinese New Year! 2021 is the year of the OX!  We will have fun practicing with chopsticks too.  Remember to read every day!

    Have a wonderful week!

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

  • Weekly Update- February 14, 2021

    February Vacation Week

    February vacation starts tomorrow, Monday, February 15th through Friday, February 19th. School reopens Monday, February 22,2021. Relax and enjoy this break.

    Vacation Break Safety

    Superintendent Marotta send this communication out last week. I have copied it here in case you did not receive it. “As we head into the February break, I wanted to wish you a relaxing vacation week and to remind you to keep up your guard against the spread of COVID. While there are still travel restrictions and quarantine expectations in place, it is just as important to be safe close to home. Where ever you are:

    • Wear a mask in public  when not eating or drinking
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water
    • Use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available
    • Stay at least six feet apart from others 
    • Consider if those around you may be at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, such as older adults or those with certain medical conditions, and take extra precautions
    • If gathering indoors, improve ventilation by opening windows and doors

    Please remember that If you do travel overnight outside of Massachusetts, effective August 1, 2020, all visitors and returning residents entering Massachusetts are require to do the following: 

    1. Complete the Massachusetts Travel Form https://www.mass.gov/forms/massachusetts-travel-form .
    2. Quarantine for 10 days (HPS 14 days) OR produce a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72 hours prior to your return to Massachusetts  

    For the safety of our school community, we implore you to adhere to this guidance. If your student is unable or unwilling to test, please let your school know that your child will be moving to fully remote learning for the two weeks following the return from your vacation.

    Pool Testing Week of 2/8/21-2/12/21

    The pool tests from Thursday 2/11/21 have been returned. I am pleased to report that Walnut Square pools were negative! Pool testing will resume when school reopens the week of 2/22-2/26.

    Winter Attendance Contest Winners

    The Winter Attendance Contest began when we returned to school remotely after the holiday break. All students who qualified for attending school every day between winter break and today had their names submitted for a chance to win a $25.00 gift card. Two randomly picked winners of the Winter Attendance Contest at WSQ  Winners received $25.00 gift cards. Both Superstar winners were in grade 1. Congratulations to both Kali and Emma!

    Blast off with Reading A to Z
    The Walnut Square Blast off to Reading Contest continues through our vacation. Students still have almost two weeks to earn prizes in this reading
    challenge. The contest doesn’t end until February 26, 2021 so stay calm and keep on reading! Please see the attached list of challenge winners so far.

    Grade K Update

    We hope everyone enjoys the break this week! We encourage you to use iReady, ST Math and Learning A-Z during our time off! Be sure to check out the sight word packets that were sent home for some fun ways to practice our sight words.  We hope you enjoy this time with your family and that you get to have fun in the snow! We can’t wait to see everyone on February 22! 

    Grade1 Update

    Your children have been working so very hard remotely and in person and we hope they have a great vacation week.  It is supposed to be a bit snowy, so what is better than cuddling up with a good book (or Chromebook) to read a story.  We are encouraging our students to continue to listen to and read over the break.  We would love to hear recorded books on Learning A-Z.  Speaking of snow, if you build a snowman or make a snow angel, snap a picture and send it to us!  We will put it on our Walnut Square Facebook Page.  Have fun and be safe.  

    Grade 2 Update

    Wishing everyone a restful vacation! Remember to read over vacation. The Haverhill Public Library is open but appointments must be made. Check out the Haverhill Public Library website. Opportunities to reserve books and curb pick up. Most of all, enjoy  a device free week!

    Please take this vacation week to enjoy and relax!

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

  • Weekly Update- February 7, 2021

    Trimester 2 Progress Reports

    Haverhill Public Schools K-8 have adjusted the iReady mid -year benchmark testing period.  Due to this change, we have pushed our K-8 progress reports back one week district wide.  Trimester 2 Progress Reports will be available on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 for cohort A/C and Thursday, February 11, 2021 for cohort B/C. Cohort D (RLA) will receive their progress report electronically on February 11th. Please see the attached letter that gives more information on the iReady progress report.

    Grade K Update

    This week in Letterland, students will be learning more about Walter Walrus, Fix it Max and Yellow Yo-Yo Man. We will be reviewing our list of 27 sight words. Don’t forget to practice reading the sight word list posted in Google Classroom! In Writing, we will continue to write personal narratives while keeping the rules of a sentence in mind. In Math, we will continue to explore addition and subtraction. Finally, in Social Studies, we will explore the President’s job in honor of Presidents Day. 
    Please be on the lookout for several important notices coming home in your child’s red STAR folder this week!

    Grade 1 Update

    In First Grade we will be focusing on Valentine’s Day and Friendship!  We will be learning about biographies and will write about someone we love.  In Letterland, we will be reviewing Units 1-15 focusing on short vowels.  During our math block we start Topic 8 and will be learning about place value-tens and ones.  Our focus in reading will be Valentine’s Day, Friendship and Love.  We hope you all have an amazing Valentine’s Day and vacation week.  

    Grade 2 Update

    This will be another busy week for your children.  We will continue our discussion about Important Americans.  The “Important Americans” we will be learning about this week are George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Ruby Bridges.  In Social Studies we will also discuss Presidents’ Day which is celebrated over February vacation.  Your children will learn about Ruby Bridges and write an informational paragraph about how she became an “Important American”. as a very young child.   For Science,  the children will begin to explore the states of matter.  Valentine’s Day is February 14th.  Children will be writing about what brings joy and love to their lives for Valentine’s Day with a cute project to go with it.  Wishing everyone a wonderful week off February 14-20th!

    Have a wonderful week!

    Beth Kitsos, Principal

  • Parent Update- January 31, 2021

    School Wide Reading Challenge

    We continue to challenge all Superstars to participate in our school wide K-2 reading challenge. Any Superstar who participates can earn 4 levels of prizes and rewards. The challenge began January 25th and ends February 26th. See below for exciting details!

    Grade K Update

    In Letterland, students will learn more about Vicky Violet and Walter Walrus. This week’s sight words are: have & come. Students will practice sentence writing during Writing and continue exploring addition and subtraction in Math. Finally, students will learn about Groundhog’s Day in Social Studies and predict whether Punxatawney Phil will see his shadow on Tuesday. 

    Grade 1 Update

    Students in grade 1 will be taking the iReady Math Diagnostic this week in class. We ask that students not log onto iReady math from home until their diagnostic is completed at school. Students can use the extra time at home on ST Math, aiming for the required 60 minutes per week. In math we will also review concepts from topic 7 including numbers 0-120, and focus on using the DICE protocol for problem solving. In Letterland, we will work with words ending in ng and nk which can be a challenging unit. We continue with our Informational story unit and writing about what we are reading, including groundhogs as we talk about Groundhog Day and wish for an early spring!

    Grade 2 Update

     Welcome, February!  Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow on Tuesday,  February 2?  The students will predict and write about whether he will on Monday.  We will also learn about groundhogs,  their habitat, how they survive winter, and their eating habits.  Your students did a wonderful job with their multiple writing assignments last week.  Keep up the fantastic work!  Speaking of writing,  your child will write “how to build a snowman” which is perfect since we are expecting quite a bit of snow this week.  There will also be a fun project/craft to go with it!  In Science, we will dive deeper into animals in winter and write an informational paragraph. Plural nouns/rules will be introduced this week (toy + s=boys,  box + es=boxes) in grammar.  Our focus in math this week will be to continue regrouping and reviewing the value of coins (money).  Each week the second-grade team takes time to copy and put together packets so your child will not spend the entire time looking at a screen. We know many of the parents appreciate this effort. Many Haverhill elementary teachers do not do this.  Please complete as much as the packet as possible and bring the packet to the babysitter’s,  Grammy’s house,  the YMCA, etc. on the remote days. Please return any work that is completed.  Looking forward to a fantastic, snowy week!

    Let’s happily say good bye to January and hello to February! Here’s hoping Punxsutawney Phil does not see his shadow and we will have an early Spring! Stay Tuned! Have a wonderful week!

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

  • Blast Off with Reading A-Z

    A school wide K-2 reading challenge where participants can earn 4 levels of prizes and rewards. The challenge begins January 25th and ends February 26th. See below for exciting details!

  • Parent Update- January 24, 2021

    All Cohorts Return

    This week we welcome back cohorts A and B students to join cohort C students who returned last week.

    Picture Retakes Wednesday, January 27th

    This Wednesday starting at 7:30 AM is Picture retake. If you missed picture day in December, please bring your child to Walnut Square between 7:00 AM -12:00 PM.

    School Wide Reading Challenge

    If you missed the virtual presentation for our school wide reading challenge, please see the attached below. This challenge starts Monday, January 25th.

    Pool Testing

    Pool testing continues in Haverhill Public Schools. Pool Testing is a proactive strategy to test a group of individuals at one time as a “batch” to identify asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 and isolate those individuals, preventing further spread of disease. Pool testing enables us to test more individuals cost-effectively. The pool may be a group of students in a classroom or cohort, a sports team, or other configurations. Pool testing is easy to do – and requires swabbing of the lower nares (nose) with a q-tip like swab. Most individuals will be capable of self swabbing, and for others, swabbing will be performed by one of our health care staff. The batch of swabs is placed in one tube, and the tube is tested as a group. If the pool tests positive, then the individuals in the pool are notified of the need for individual testing. If negative, then we know that no one in this “pool” is positive for COVID-19 at the time of testing. Pool testing results will typically be received by the district in 48 hours. Participation in this program is voluntary and requires consent. There are two consents attached – one to participate in the pooled testing pilot and one to participate in the BinexNOW follow-up testing for positive pools. Both are attached for your review, and both are required to move forward with testing. Consent for pool testing or BinexNOW testing may be withdrawn at any time.

    K Update

    We are so happy to have students back in school this week! This week in Letterland, students will be learning more about Red Robot, Quarrelsome Queen and Vicky Violet. We will add with & this to our list of sight words. In Writing, students will continue learning how to tell and write a personal narrative using the words first, next, then, and last. In Math, we will continue to explore subtraction while reading and writing equations. Finally, in Science, students will learn about animals in Winter. 

    Grade 1 Update

    We are so excited to see our students in person this week!  We will be continuing with our Math Topic 7:  Extending the Counting Sequence.  In Letterland we will be learning about final blends:  -nd, -nt, -sk, and -st.  We will continue with informational writing including writing about Polar Bears.  Our author study of the week will focus on books by Jan Brett including The Three Snow Bears, The Mitten and The Hat.

    Grade 2 Update

    We are so excited to have all the Cohorts back this week!  We will begin studying animals and what they do in winter.  Some animals migrate, hibernate, or adapt to their environment.  A couple of specific animals we will be focusing on are polar bears (Arctic Region) and penguins.  Students will be writing a fictional, creative story about living in a snow-globe.  Do you like hot chocolate?  Well, hopefully, you do because the students will be writing a “how to make hot chocolate” informational paragraph and using adjectives to describe hot chocolate as well. In grammar,  students will be introduced to compound words (snow + ball=snowball). Your children will continue to practice their math facts for fluency every day this week with the math fact sheets.  Again, thanks for all your support and patience as we navigate our way through this once in a lifetime ( every 100 years) pandemic!

    Have a wonderful week!

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

  • Parent Update- January 17, 2021

    No School Monday, January 18th As We Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Schedule for Returning to In Person Learning

    This week we bring back Cohort C, on Tuesday, January 19th. On Monday, January 25th, Cohort A returns to in person learning. On Thursday, January 28th Cohort B returns to in person learning. Reminder to parents: When your child is learning remotely, please make sure they are able to log into their art, music or PE class.

    Thursday, January 21stBlast Off With Reading A-Z

    Thursday, January 21,2021 Walnut Square will host the 2nd virtual Parent Engagement Program. Join us as we Blast Off With Reading A-Z. See the attached flyer.

    Pool Testing

    Pool testing has begun in Haverhill Public Schools. Pool Testing is a proactive strategy to test a group of individuals at one time as a “batch” to identify asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 and isolate those individuals, preventing further spread of disease. Pool testing enables us to test more individuals cost-effectively. The pool may be a group of students in a classroom or cohort, a sports team, or other configurations. Pool testing is easy to do – and requires swabbing of the lower nares (nose) with a q-tip like swab. Most individuals will be capable of self swabbing, and for others, swabbing will be performed by one of our health care staff. The batch of swabs is placed in one tube, and the tube is tested as a group. If the pool tests positive, then the individuals in the pool are notified of the need for individual testing. If negative, then we know that no one in this “pool” is positive for COVID-19 at the time of testing. Pool testing results will typically be received by the district in 48 hours. Participation in this program is voluntary and requires consent. There are two consents attached – one to participate in the pooled testing pilot and one to participate in the BinexNOW follow-up testing for positive pools. Both are attached for your review, and both are required to move forward with testing. Consent for pool testing or BinexNOW testing may be withdrawn at any time.

    Picture Re-take Day- Wednesday, January 27th Starting at 7:00 AM

    Grade K Update

    This week in Letterland, students will be learning about Jumping Jim and Red Robot. The sight words we will practice reading and writing are she & at. Please continue to have your child practice reading the Kindergarten sight word list posted in Google Classroom to increase your child’s sight word knowledge. Students will continue learning how to tell and write a personal narrative in Writing. In Math, we will explore the concept of subtraction as taking apart and taking from while learning how to read and write subtraction equations. Finally, students will learn more about Winter and snow in Science. 

    Grade 1 Update

    We are excited to see our Cohort C students next week.  Please remember to attend your specials every afternoon at 1:50 pm.  In math we continue to learn about representing data in graphs.  On Thursday we begin Topic 7: extending the counting sequence.  In Letterland we are introducing  blends with Red Robot including: gr br, dr, pr, fr, tr,and cr.  In writing our focus will be writing about reading and informational writing.  Our science focus this week is animal habitats (penguins).

    Grade 2 Update

    Although this is a short week,  there is much to do and learn.  In Science not only will we be reviewing the various landforms (canyon, mountain, hill, plateau, etc), bodies of water (oceans, lakes, rivers, ponds, etc.),  but we will also be studying snow.  Your children will learn about “Snowflake Bentley” and the life cycle of a snowflake.  In ELA,  the children will complete the Winter Acrostic poem and write an informational paragraph “how to catch a snowflake” using sequence words. Students will continue to review nouns, verbs, and adjectives. In Social Studies,  students will learn about Inauguration Day and the importance of that day that occurs every four years. Math,  we will continue to work on regrouping,  two-step word problems, and reviewing place value.  

    Have a wonderful week!

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

  • Parent Update-January 10, 2021

    Happy New Year to all of our Walnut Square Superstars and their Families

    January Schedule- When will cohorts A, B and C return to in person learning?

    All students will learn remotely for this next week, January 11th-15th. Cohort C students are to return to in person learning on Tuesday, January 19th. Students in cohort A (Monday/Tuesday) are scheduled to return to in person learning on Monday, January 25th while students in cohort B will return to in person learning on Thursday, January 28th.

    Welcome Aboard Mrs. Patty MacRae

    I want to welcome to Walnut Square School our new principal clerk, Mrs. Patty MacRae. Mrs. MacRae has been with Haverhill Public Schools for over 30 years, spending most of her time as the principal clerk at Bradford Elementary. We are all very excited to have Patty as a member of our Superstar family!

    School Pictures and Re-take Date

    Student pictures have arrived. Parents of RLA students who had them taken at Walnut Square and others can come to school to get them Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM-2:30 PM. Other wise, we will send them home with the class work packets. Picture re-takes have been scheduled for Wednesday, January 27th starting at 7:00 AM through noon. Please contact the school at 978-374-3471 or email Mrs. MacRae @ pmacrae@haverhill-ps.org to schedule an appointment.

    Benchmark Testing Appointments

    Reminder to parents who have an appointment for in person assessments to please keep the appointment, however, if something comes up and you need to reschedule please call the school at 978-374-3471or email Mrs. Brent @ jbrent@haverhill-ps.org

    Grade K Update

    This week in Kindergarten students will learn more about Firefighter Fred and Bouncy Ben while continuing to practice blending and segmenting words. They will add ‘on’ & ‘am’ to our list of sight words. In Writing, students will identify the characters, setting and parts of a story to help us prepare for writing our own stories! In Math students will continue addition practice with our first word problems. In Science we will continue to explore force and motion and in Social Studies we will discuss the importance of acceptance in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. 

    Grade 1 Update

    First graders are working hard from home! This week we will be learning to read and spell words that begin with a blend (bl, cl, fl, gl and pl) in Letterland. We will be finishing up our math topic on working with addition and subtraction equations, and beginning a new topic on representing and interpreting data using graphs. We continue to learn about informational writing, and students will write a book about the 4 seasons. We will also learn about Martin Luther King, Jr. and his contributions to make our world a better place. Students will also write a biography about him. It will be a busy week!

    Grade 2 Update

    Happy New Year!  Last week your children came up with some great   New Year’s resolutions for 2021.  In science we began learning about landforms and bodies of water with Stemscopes.  Next week we will discuss Martin Luther King, Jr’s life in social studies.  Looking forward to a fantastic 2021!

    Have a good week!

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

  • Parent Update- December 20, 2020

    Specialist Spectacular

    Please join us for our first virtual Parent and student event on Monday, December 21, 2020 from 5:30-6:30. Look for the link to sign up for the Spectacular to be posted tomorrow. We look forward to seeing many of our Walnut Square Superstars and their families.

    Trimester One Report Cards

    First trimester report cards will be available for viewing in the Parent Portal on Wednesday, December 23,2020. Please see the attached document if you have not yet accessed the portal.

    Upcoming Attendance Winter Contest

    We know times are difficult but we also know how important your education is. To recognize and thank every student who is able to attend in person or remote between Winter and February Break, we will enter their name in a raffle for a $25 gift card. See the attached flyer for more information.

    Winter Benchmarks- Cohort D (Remote Learning Academy students)

    Our students are assessed three times a year in reading and writing. We completed the fall assessments but it is now time to complete the winter assessments. Since your child is fully remote, we would like to set up an appointment to complete this assessment, in person, as long as you are comfortable with this. Parents would be able to drop their child off at Walnut Square at the side door on the Main Street side of the school and pick them up about an hour later. Please see the attached letter for more details. Cohorts A, B and C will be assessed during their school day depending on which cohort they are in. If you have questions please contact our Literacy Interventionist Jacqui Brent @ jbrent@haverhill-ps.org

    K Update

    This week in Kindergarten will be short but fun! Students will learn more about Uppy Umbrella and Mr U. We will practice reading and spelling words with the short u sound. In Writing, Students will identify the setting and characters of a book and will write an alternative ending to the classic story “The Gingerbread Man”. Math practice includes writing and solving addition equations. Finally, students will discuss the difference between wants and needs in Social Studies. The Kindergarten team wishes you and your family a safe and happy holiday!

    Upcoming Important Information

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020 is an early release. Students will be released at 11:30 AM. Winter break vacation is December 24-January, 3, 2021. Students in K-4 are returning to their regular Hybrid schedule (in person learning) on Monday, January 4, 2020. Cohort A students are Monday/Tuesday and Cohort B students are Thursday/Friday. Cohort C students are Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday.

    From all staff at Walnut Square we wish you a safe and restful holiday. !

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

  • Parent Update- December 13, 2020

    Reminder: Cohorts A and B continue Remote Learning

    The Haverhill School Committee met on Thursday, December 10th and voted to continue a reduced Hybrid model until January 19, 2021. This means only Cohort C students will attend in person learning, while Cohorts A and B students will continue to work remotely with their teachers.

    Picture days- December 15-16-17

    Walnut Square will have student pictures this week. On Friday, the secretary contacted parents in cohorts A, B and C to schedule a time for their child to be brought to school to get the photo taken. Parents will bring their child to the Main St. door at the scheduled time. Staff will escort the student to the picture room and then escort the child to the North Ave side door to meet their parent immediately after the picture is taken. Cohort C parents should decide which date, 12/15 or 12/16 for their child to take the picture, however no appointment is necessary as they will be in the building both days. If you have not had contact with the secretary to schedule a date and time please contact the school at 978-374-3471.

    Below is the link to order pictures online: Access code  1000332

    https://hockstudio.com/onlineorders.php#orderbox

    Specialist Spectacular

    On Monday, December 21, 2020 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM the Walnut Square Specialists will be hosting the 1st Annual Virtual Parent Event. We are excited to have you meet our teachers: Music- Melissa Steiger, Physical Education- Craig Barnard and Art- Lindsey Langlais and participate with your child in a virtual evening of Art, PE and Music.

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    Grade K Update

    This week in Kindergarten, students will be learning more about Eddy Elephant and Mr. E. We will continue to blend and segment the sounds in words and practice writing sentences. Our new sight words this week are “you” and “go.” Students will continue adding two numbers together in Math. In Social Studies, students will continue to explore the similarities and differences of holidays around the world and discuss the difference between needs and wants. Packets for the weeks of 12/14-12/18 and 12/21-12/23 are available for pick up at Walnut Square! Please continue to check the daily slideshow that the Kindergarten teachers post on Google Classroom to find all schedules, Meet links, and important assignments throughout the week.

    Grade 1 Update

    It’s the time of year we start learning about holidays around the world! We will be talking about traditions of several countries as well as our own traditions during the holidays.  This week we will be starting Topic 5 in enVisions math:  Working with addition and subtraction equations.  Please make sure to log into iReady reading for 45 minutes per week and iReady math for 45 minutes a week.  Our letterland theme of the week is Unit 10:  Best Friends at the End including -ff, -ll and -ss.  We will be writing about reading this week including the Gingerbread Girl story, Too Many Toys and Holidays Around the World.

    Grade 2 Update

    Our students will continue their journey exploring December Celebrations across the world.  This week the students will travel to Germany and Israel.  A favorite this time of year is Gingerbread houses.  Students will read and write how to create a gingerbread house informational paragraph.  Students will continue reviewing verbs and be introduced to adjectives.  In math, we have begun subtraction with two-digits using a 100 chart.  Subtraction will continue using an open number line.  This week we will learn what winter is like in the United States and write about the signs of winter.  Please make sure your child is completing their time assigned in STMath and I-Ready (found in Googleclassroom) as directed by Central Office administration.  Let’s have a fabulous week!

    Have a wonderful week!

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

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