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November 10, 2017

posted Nov 10, 2017, 11:31 AM by Admin Windham

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

November 10, 2017

Habits of Mind: “Safe, Responsible, Respectful, Ready to Learn”

 

Parents: This Saturday, the 11th, is the Fall Harvest dinner at 5:00 at the Windham Meeting House.  Sally’s ukulele group will be playing for everyone after dinner. Kids who are playing should be there by six if they do not come for the dinner. Guest music by the Newton Family Band and some fun square dancing. Come and Join your neighbors for a hot harvest dinner with homemade pies for dessert. We need you there to vote on the pictures for the community calendar.

Sally’s kindergarten class quickly earned a thousand beads for being Safe, Responsible, Respectful, and Ready to Learn. They chose a trip to the Montshire Museum. There was so much to see and do it would never fit into one day or one newsletter. They closely checked out the fish, turtle and frog tanks. Then on to the bubble station, with three sided bubbles, sheets of bubbles, giant bubbles and just plain regular bubbles. They checked out the screen on how to identify poison ivy, the snakes we have in our area and a large stuffed moose. Just before lunch they built a castle out of big blue foam blocks as tall as the kids themselves. On the other side of that area was a large collection of tinker toys which made it easy to create a complex design. After lunch there was the river side hike which was wonderful.   They spent plenty of time running, checking and collecting acorns, wondering whether dinosaurs used to live there, imagining the trees were from dinosaur times. One of them found a tree with a good sized cache of acorns that a squirrel was collecting for winter and added some of his into the pile.

Remind your kids of how cold they were today when they went outside. It will make it easier to get them to wear their hat, jacket and mittens. So many of them run out the door for about three minutes and buzz right back in to dress for the weather.

You know you're from northern Vermont when:

You've taken your kids trick-or-treating during a blizzard. 

You have more miles on your snow blower than your car. 

You think the start of deer hunting season is a national holiday. 

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