School Report # 27 January 8, 2021 Dear Smithfield Staff and Families, Happy New Year! This 27th edition of the weekly Return to School report includes our weekly...
School Report #25 December 11, 2020 Dear Smithfield Staff and Families, This 25th edition of the weekly Return to School report includes our weekly report on COVID...
November 20, 2020 Dear Smithfield Staff and Families, This 23rd edition of the weekly Return to School report includes our weekly report on COVID cases, high school...
In Physical Education today, second graders traveled to four stations. In one they worked on throwing and blocking to get ready for Quiddach next year. At the second station, the students were building stamina and running as fast as they could down and around the cone. At the bowling station the students worked on rolling with accuracy. The fourth station found students working on kicking and blocking with accuracy. The kids were wiped out at the end!! view image
The third graders at LaPerche worked on decomposing numbers today. Each student had their own manipulatives as they decomposed (broke apart) their large array into smaller arrays. Breaking apart the first factor into a known fact and doubling that product helps the students find an unknown fact. All of this helps the students understand what they mean when they say 4 x 4 equals 16. view image
In second grade today, Miss Day was working with individual students to check their reading growth. While she worked one on one, students independently checked their writing using The Editing Rainbow. Students use it as a guide to improve their writing and indicate to their teacher those edits. Check out the second graders detailed work. At the end of lunch, some students shared their work with the class who gave them feedback. Writing skills are developing in second grade!! view image
First graders at LaPerche were reading the book Going to School and learning about all the different ways kids go to school around the world. In Canada, some kids go to school on snowmobiles. In some parts of Australia, students walk to school barefoot! Partners discussed why students use different types of transportation to get to school and determined the weather played a big part. The students used the table of contents to search and find the information they needed. First graders are hard workers! view image
Did you happen to notice the man snow blowing the recess playground this morning? That was Captain Smith of the Smithfield police and dad of three LaPerche Rockstars!! Captain Smith started his day at LaPerche clearing the way for us to easily get to the recess pods!! We are so thankful for our wonderful families!! view image