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Pink Out Shirts on Sale

Pink Out Night is December 12th!

I have attached images of the 2017 Pink Out shirts. They are available now through Tuesday December 12 (Pink Out Night versus Gallatin). Shirts are $12 and all proceeds are donated to the Putnam County Partners In Prevention. Contact Mrs. Fitzpatrick to place make your purchase.   Sizes are limited! 

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Persuasive Essay

The sixth grade students just started the process of writing a persuasive essay.  They have picked their topics and are well on their way to completing the research requirements.  The writing process will take approximately a little over a week to complete.  Throughout this process the students will be using the 6 + 1 Traits.  These traits are Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions, and Presentation.   Each trait helps the students analyze a different aspect of their writing.  Therefore in the end, the students should be able to portray  their thoughts in their writing and it should be clear for the audience to interpret as well.  

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MS Student Council Make Cards

The Middle School Student Council was busy this last week making Christmas cards to take to residents of Bristol Manor and the Putnam County Care Center.  Twenty-six cards were made in all by the council's representatives and officers.  They were then taken to Bristol Manor and Putnam County Care Center one evening this week.  The residents were eating supper in the dining hall while the students and cards were well received.  As we left the premises, students were in agreement that this should be a tradition that continues.  They even made plans for the next time we could make cards and visit the centers.  They're mulling over Valentine's Day and Easter for our next outing.  

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Ideas to Help a Struggling Reader

  The school year is almost half-way over. That means your child should be at the “half-way” mark through his/her current grade level. The work is getting harder, the school routines should be automatic by now, and you should be able to see some changes taking place within your student---academically and in maturity levels. However, some students are struggling with reading. These students may be a little immature or strategies might not be ‘sticking.’ In the classroom setting I have found that many students just don’t pay attention. Teachers cannot change that factor. So I have been doing some personal research on reading strategies and ways to help these struggling readers. In an article entitled, How to Help Your Child Improve His Reading Skills by Sondra Rochelle, she . . .

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Dear Santa,

1st Graders Letters to Santa

     Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, right down Santa Claus Lane! Mrs. Fenton’s first grade class, like many of the classes from preschool to third grade, are writing their letters to Santa. Here is a sample of the Christmas spirit at its best, courtesy of Mrs. Fenton’s class.  Dear Santa,  How is Mrs. Claus? I want a Barbie Dream House. I need a pink hat. Thank you for my gifts. Dear Santa,  Thanks for coming and thank you for all the gifts. I love you Santa. I want a Barbie doll. I need new shorts. Dear Santa, How is Mrs. Claus? For Christmas I would like a race car track and a real little 4-wheeler. I need a new ball. Thank you for all the presents.  Dear Santa, How are you? I want a 4-wheeler, a pig, a bull, and a . . .

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4th Graders Use Chromebooks to Review

4th grade has had fun with the freedom and opportunities our Chromebooks allow us this year.  To review for an upcoming Social Studies test, students were able to get comfortable around the room while we took an interactive quiz.  Kahoot is a website that allows teachers to create quizzes based on the subjects they are teaching.  The questions and possible answers appear on our interactive white board, but the students individually select answers from their own computer.  This gives studying a fun, game show feel.  With the flexibility allowed by the Chromebooks, students were able to move around the room instead of being tied to their desks.

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Class Dojo

Our class has been working hard towards earning a class party. We have been adding points to our Classroom Dojo each day! Our jar is over halfway full! When we fill our jar we get to have a party! Santa and his elves would be very proud of this class! Each day they are also competing to earn a candycane off of our Christmas tree!  The student with the most points on Class Dojo wins the candycane! Parents if you have not signed up for Classroom Dojo notifications, please contact me to get set up! Mrs. Trimble

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December Is Upon Us!

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  It is hard to believe December is upon us! I have just a few reminders and important dates to share.  Please remember the first two Wednesdays of every month are early dismissal days (12:45).  School will also be dismissed early (12:45) on December 20, for Christmas Vacation.  School will not be in session December 21 through January 2.  Classes will resume January 3.  Here are a few other dates to remember:  December 4--PTO meeting at 5:30 in the elementary library, December 8--PTO movie night from 6:00-8:00 (for K-5th, $5.00 per student),  December 14--Elementary Christmas Program and Art Show (K, 1st, and 5th), December 15--Character Education Assembly at 8:30.  May you each have a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Blessed . . .

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Elfie Visits Preschool!

 Preschoolers were so excited when we entered our classroom on Friday and saw that Elfie had finally arrived! We have been anxiously awaiting his arrival and hoping he only reports good news to Santa.  Our tree is decorated and our spirits are bright and now the countdown begins!  We can not wait until CHRISTMAS!

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