Letter from Claire - Dec 12

Dear Families,

 

This month’s First Field trip Friday was another success. Students went to Museum of Math, New York Historical Society, Studio Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Natural History, library, ice skating, on a guided nature walk to see birds and trees, on a walk around the reservoir, on community walks and so much more! Students were excited and the energy in the hallways with families, students, and staff together getting ready and discussing the learning is exactly the purpose of utilizing NYC as a classroom. Thank you to staff and families for planning together and making the field trips such a wonderful experience. 

 

If you have questions or concerns regarding the water in our building, and the test results that were sent home last week, please come to PTA meeting on Tuesday December 13, 2017 at 8:45 am in the auditorium.  Aloysee Jarmoszuk, from the office of the Deputy Chancellor, Division of Operations, along with one of their Environmentalists will be at the meeting to answer any questions.  Representatives from the School Construction Authority will also be in attendance.  

 

From the Classroom

Valerie, from Teachers College Reading and Writing project, was on site working with Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade teachers and students. 

·      In Kindergarten we worked on bookmaking, shared reading and small group work.

·      In first grade, we discussed running record data and came up next steps for small group work. We also practiced some of the coaching conferences around reading process and having a reading goal in their book baggies.

·      In second grade, we planned small groups instruction to support The How To Guide for Non-fiction Writing unit. Valerie shared tips on how students can increase writing volume by writing chapters on many topics where they are experts.

 

Reminders:

·      As the holidays approach, please remember, the MSC community has families from many different cultures and traditions. Therefore, we do not celebrate holidays, or decorate the school or classrooms for holidays, nor do we hold holiday celebrations.

·      Please come to Chat with Claire on Tuesday, December 20th @ 6:00 in the cafeteria.

 

Please Check Out: 2016 Best Books for Children and Teens

The NYPL Library is thrilled to announce our 2016 Best Books for Children and Teens, featuring a curated selection of recommended reads for all ages chosen by expert librarians. The lists contain books spanning an array of genres, from picture books to graphic novels, with diverse characters and rich storytelling.

https://www.nypl.org/books-music-dvds/recommendations/award-winners/childrens-ya

 

 

Best,

Claire