School Report #19 Dear Smithfield Staff and Families, This 19th edition of the weekly Return to School report includes our weekly report on COVID cases, expectations for...
October 16, 2020 Dear Smithfield Staff and Families, This 18th edition of the weekly Return to School report includes an update on COVID cases affecting our schools,...
School Report #17 Dear Smithfield Staff and Families, This 17th edition of the weekly Return to School report includes an update on COVID cases affecting our schools,...
Fundations was in full swing in Ms. Clough’s class this morning. Fundations is a multisensory and systematic phonics, spelling, and handwriting program that we use with our kindergarten, first and second grade students. The second graders were determining how many “sounds/taps” there are in certain words. The students learn about diagraphs (two consonants that make one sound such as ch) and glued sounds (sounds that when they are together they do not say their normal sounds, but rather create a slightly different sound such as ing). Students had opportunities to discuss words with partners and then share their findings with the class. view image
Mrs. Ferreria’s third graders enjoyed the outside for their reading lesson today. They are reading The Case of the Gasping Garbage and they focused on chapters seven and eight. The students discussed the setting, theme, and plot. There were great discussions about the possible themes including loneliness, love, you can’t explain love and science isn’t always science! Ask your third grader which themes he/she supported. After the students finished their reading jobs, they enjoyed snack while reading their independent books! view image
What a beautiful day to read outside. Mrs. Nonis took her class outside for read aloud. They discussed figurative language vs. literal language, temporal words and various vocabulary. The students tried to figure out who was speaking and why the author added certain words to the story. It is also an opportunity for a mask break if needed. We are so thankful for the outside space! view image
LaPerche students love creative play! This group of second graders used the stepping stones to play a “lava game”. The creator of the game, Zoe, yells “floors lava 5, 4, 3, 2, 1” and everyone has to change to a new lava stone. And not move. And balance without falling off!! If you fall off you join the leader and start the countdown. It was intense and great fun!! view image
What is happening at LaPerche on a Friday night? The gym is being worked on and looks AMAZING!! Acoustic panels and padding have been added and it is being stripped right now!! The end is in sight and the kids are going to love this new space!!! Thank you to the team who is working around the clock to get the new parts of our elementary schools ready for learning! view image