Monday, May 16, 2016

Monday Memo 5/16/16

Happy Monday!

Important Dates:
  • North End Field Trip - Friday, May 27
  • End of the Year Open House,  Monday, June 6 8:15AM - 8:45AM
  • HH Picnic and Book Fair, Monday, June 6 5:30PM
  • Field Day, Thursday, June 9
  • Last Day (1:50 dismissal), Monday, June 20
North End

Thank you for returning the permission slip and submitting the payment for the North End trip.  It should be lots of fun.  Chaperones will receive more information next week.

Fun with the Osmo

Have you heard of the Osmo?  The iPad actually sees what you are doing while you manipulate these tiles in front of it.  We had a great time making combination of numbers with this amazingly engaging tool.  Check out these photos above!


Thank you for making sure your child submitted their vote for a name of our community on Kidblog.  The students loved going into Kidblog everyday and reading the responses.

Have a great week.  Please let me know about any questions or concerns.


Monday, May 9, 2016

Monday Memo 5/9/16

Good morning!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  I was so glad the sun came out yesterday.  My whole family ran a Mother's Day 5K together, which was lots of fun.  I can't believe my kids can run three miles.  I couldn't do that until I was in my twenties.

Yard Sale

The yard sale was a blast!  I really, really love yard sales; it's in my blood.  As I type this, I'm sitting on my couch that I got a few weeks ago at a yard sale, wearing bracelets from a different yard sale, watching my son play with Captain America from another yard sale... Thank you so much for your contributions.  There was a lot of great computation going on AND some amazing finds.  The students voted, and it was decided the proceeds would be sent to Buddy Dog.  Here are a few pics:

Homework Change

Much to my chagrin, the cultural enrichment performance was rescheduled.  So there is an assignment for today's homework on Kidblog, but the question is a different one, not what was written on the homework calendar.   Instead, we are voting on what type of community we will build out of wood (urban, suburban, or rural) and what we will name our community.

Farewell, Miss K.

Your children gave Miss K. a lovely send off.  She loved her ABC Book!


Your child took very good care of the Flat Stanleys from California sent by our penpals.  Here is a animoto video we sent them of their Flat Stanleys "touring" Happy Hollow.

I won't be here Friday, as I am attending a family wedding in Florida.  I will miss your children, but I must say, I'm pretty excited.  Ms. Norcross will do an excellent job holding down the fort.  Have a great week!


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Monday Memo 5/2/16

Good morning!

I hope you had a great weekend.  I enjoyed spectating at various spring sporting events, although being outside for hours was far more pleasant on Saturday than Sunday.  The Earth Day Festival was lots of fun, and it was great to see some of you there!

Open House Reminder

Our Open House will be Monday, June 6 8:15-8:45.  You don't want to miss it.  It's important that every student has a special adult there to see their work and watch our little classroom "performance."  Please let me know if you are anticipating a problem with this date.  Thank you!

North End

Thank you so much for sending in the permission slips.  Please click here if you need another copy.

Flat Stanley

Oh my goodness, this class gets the Flat Stanley gold star!  Everyone had such a fantastic presentation, and we all learned so much.  Your child did a fabulous job presenting the photos, the letters, the books, or posters.  Our class rocks!

Farewell, Ms. Kosiba

We will bid adieu to our lovely student teacher Hannah Kosiba on Thursday.  Ms. K. has been a fantastic addition to our class on Mondays and Thursdays, and we all know she will be an excellent teacher with a classroom of her own someday.  Your child contributed to a beautiful book: The ABC's of Ms. K., which we will present to her on Thursday.  We are grateful for Mr. Lee's cultivating Happy Hollow's relationship with area colleges such as Framingham State, as it is such a benefit to the students and teachers to have student teachers in our school.


Please click here for the May Homework Calendar.  Please note that on of the homework assignments this week is an interview.  Your child has to interview you or a neighbor or a family member about a paying job.  Please click here if you need another copy.

Another assignment is your contribution to our class yard sale.  Please click here for the assignment.  Thank you in advance for your help.

Florence Adler Road Race

This fun event takes place on Saturday.  Click here for more info.

Have a great week!  Please contact me with any questions or concerns.