This week we also began our month long Wheelock celebration of reading. We honored Dr. Seuss on Wednesday wearing crazy hats and socks!
Beth Robertson, along with our Wheelock Reads Committee, has created a tremendous variety of activities for our students. Check them out:
Wheelock Reads 2015-2016
School Story (2/29-4/8)
An iPad will be passed around and each teacher will have the opportunity to work with their class and add a page to the school story (in Book Creator).
Wheelock Wake-Up Words & Story Clues (Mondays 3/7-4/11)
The best way to start the day is with wonderful words to say. Listen each morning during Wheelock Reads for a fun or inspiring poem, quote, or riddle. Stay tuned for an occasional Story Clue, where you are given several clues and must guess the story. Answers will be posted the next day on the library bulletin board.
Bookmark contest (3/7-3/11)
Draw your very own bookmark for Wheelock Reads. Blank bookmarks will be sent home for you to design and then hand in to the library by Friday, March 11th. The winning bookmark from each class will be photocopied for the rest of your class to keep. Please do not color your design in, so when copied, others can color their own. (We will give each class a set)
One Book, One School (3/7-4/1)
Join your classmates and teachers in reading the very same book. For Wheelock Reads, you’re welcome to join us in reading The Castle in the Attic.
Mass Reading Readathon (3/7-4/1)
We’re excited to kick off a fun Reading Challenge at Wheelock. As well as being fun, the challenge aims to boost children’s literacy skills by encouraging students to read widely for pleasure and learning, develop their imagination and cultivate a passion for literature.
Horrible Harry Challenge 3rd grade (3/7-4/1)
Try to complete the Horrible Harry Challenge! Can you read at least 18 of Suzy Kline’s Horrible Harry books? Pick up a bookmark in the library to keep track. All who complete the challenge will receive a Who Was bookmark, an I Survived the Horrible Harry Challenge button, and learn the secret HHC handshake. 15 names will also be selected to choose a library raffle prize.
Caught in the Act of Reading #CaughtReading
We will continue this fun activity every Friday during Wheelock Reads.
For more info on Wheelock Reads, check out the Library Website.
Keep up with music room happenings by checking the Wheelock Music website. This week's blog post features Mrs. Dion's class singing in harmony! Click HERE to enjoy our wonderful Wheelock musicians.
The Victory Garden is dear to our hearts. Sonja Johanson continues to support us and now we require soem assistance. Read on....
Looking for parent partners for the Wheelock School Victory Garden Committee! Join a group of local Master Gardeners (MGs) to help manage the Victory Garden during the 2016 growing season. Members of the committee will work together to prep the garden, help the students with planting, oversee summer maintenance, and be there for harvest.
Don’t know much about gardening? No problem, our crew of knowledgeable and dedicated MGs will be there to guide you. Vacation during the summer? Again, no problem. The garden is designed to be low maintenance and fall harvest only, so if you can commit to helping out even a couple of mornings over the entire summer, that will make a difference!
Don’t like to get dirty? Well, you’ll probably actually get dirty, but you’ll also be there for the release of the baby praying mantis, learn how to grow and harvest garlic, discover there are three species of pumpkins, and watch seven-year olds spit watermelon seeds for the first time.
We’ll be meeting to plan the 2016 schedule on Monday, March 28th at 10 am at Wheelock School. All parents are welcome; please sign up here to let us know you are coming - http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0b44a4ac2b0-medfield .
If you have any questions, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you’ll join us in the garden this summer!
We were sad to say goodbye to Chantel Schools, our ELL teacher. Chantel is pursuing a new opportunity. Her last day was February 26th. We are looking actively for a new teacher and are interviewing now. We hope to have an ELL teacher in place soon.
It's time for Parent Conferences!
Tuesday, March 8th and Wednesday, March 16th are half days for students due to Parent/Teacher conferences. Dismissal will be at 12:15.
Follow the link for some thoughtful questions to ask your child's teacher.
I hope everyone has a terrific weekend!