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Sandwich Central School

 

 Dear Parents and Friends,

We are in the midst of our spring assessments throughout the District. The NECAP science tests are mostly finished in grade 4 here at SCS. The NECAP science test is still required by the State of New Hampshire in grades 4, 8 and 11. NECAP is still a paper and pencil test. The computer adaptive NWEA assessments in K-6 are well underway with some classes almost done and the Upper Multiage yet to begin as we wait for the rookies to finish with the NECAP science. We use the NWEA results to guide individual instruction and chart year to year growth in reading and math. Parents will receive NWEA results at the end of the year and NECAP results in September.

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GOT LUNCH! - Inter-Lakes

gotlunchlogo Parents of Inter-Lakes school age children: We are very excited to announce the fourth year of GOT LUNCH! Inter-Lakes, a summer healthy lunch program for Inter-Lakes school children. Although our target is the population that qualifies for free or reduced price lunches during the school year, it is NOT a requirement for participation. If you need help this summer, this program is designed for you.

Working in concert with individuals, businesses, the school system, community service agencies and faith based organizations, GOT LUNCH! Inter-Lakes mission is to provide a healthy lunch for the students of the Inter-Lakes school system that find themselves in need during the 10 weeks of summer recess.
There is no cost for this program. If you would like to participate in this program, fill in the form at this weblink: GOT LUNCH

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Mrs. Day & Mrs. Ristaino

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Math: Orange Math students are learning about fractions. This week we worked on solving fraction number stories, comparing fractions and learning how to find equivalent fractions. Next week we will finish this unit and start another unit with a strong focus on multiplication and division. In this unit the children will be learning how to multiply one-digit by two-digit numbers and how to multiply two-digit by two-digit numbers.
Blue Math students have finished up a unit on measurement. They discovered that it is important to measure carefully and precisely! They are now beginning a unit on decimals and place value. The first few lessons involve counting money and writing it in dollars and cents notation. If you have spare change lying around it's great practice for them to count it. It also would be helpful to continue practicing their subtraction facts.
Reading/Writing: The Middle Multiage students have been hard at work researching and organizing information for our rainforest animal reports.

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Mr. Hillger's 6th Grade

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Time is flying by now! We are looking forward to several big events in sixth grade. Just in case you missed my lettershome, here are some of those dates. Please contact me with questions.

  • May 23rd - ILMT Transition Day - All day at ILMT - Bus leaves SCS at 8:00.a.m. ..Return to SCS at 3:20 p.m.
  • May 25th, 26th and May 27th - Camp Merrowvista Overnight Experience in Tuftonboro
  • May 30th - Memorial Day - No School (Band plays at Fisher Cats Stadium)
  • June 2nd - SCS Community BBQ, SCS playground - Begins at 4:30 p.m.
  • June 8th - Field Experience at the Currier Gallery of Art in Manchester
  • June 10 - 6th Grade meet 7th Grade Faculty. Bus leaves SCS at 8:00 a.m.
  • June 15th - Sixth Grade Ceremony @ 5:30 p.m.
  • June 16th - Last Day at SCS!
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Mrs. Petitti’s Primary Multiage Class

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Reading, Writing, Science: All students completed their reports with modeling and support on their farm topic. We looked at the poem Jack and Jill and found the rhyming words. They sorted and read the following word families: at, ill, ay and ail. In handwriting they worked on the letter "Yy". Last week the students planted bean seeds and made the following predictions: What will grow first -- the stem or roots? When will the bean plant get a stem? When will the first leaf appear? The children cut apart a bean seed and found the embryo, food and coat. This week they were able to work in their bean science packet and draw and write an observation about their bean seed. All students planted corn in our outside garden.

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Mr. Chapman

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Language Arts: The Upper Multiage continues to prepare for our musical, Tide Pool Condos, which we will perform on June 9. The main performance for parents and the community will be in the evening at 6:30 p.m. We will also put on a daytime performance for the school at 11:00 a.m.
This week Mr. Mathieu visited our classroom to gain experience with leading a Socratic seminar. The focus text for this seminar was Dr. Seuss's The Sneetches, a book that explores complex themes such as the challenges of peer pressure, and the pitfalls of conformity and prejudice.
Math: The Upper Multiage Rookies are completing Unit 9 in Everyday Math. This unit has focused on decimals, fractions and percents. This week we have been learning how to multiply decimal numbers, using both an estimation strategy as well as the U.S. traditional method for multiplying decimal numbers.
Science: We have begun our study of New Hampshire's Natural Communities with visits to a small wetland and a field near the school. At each site students have recorded data about the site, including temperature, soil temperature, soil moisture level, soil pH, wind speed, amount of sunlight, and weather conditions. We then use this data to make the connection to the types of plants that live in the community and what they need to survive. Students then record observations of at least two plants and two animals (or signs of animals) that live in the community. Other communities we will visit this spring include the tide pools at Odiorne Point in Rye on May 27 (Rain Date: Tuesday, May 31), and the forest.
Social Studies: Last Friday we had an excellent trip to the Belknap Mill in Laconia. The students role played different jobs that were held by mill workers including, knitters who operated the knitting machines, loopers who sewed the toes of the socks closed, turner boys who turned socks right-side-out, boarders who stretched the socks over foot-shaped boards and steamed them to give them shape, finishers who inspected the socks for quality and packaged the socks, machine fixers who kept the factory running, and supervisors who oversaw the whole operation. The tour of the mill was very informative. We are lucky to have this program sharing this piece of history with children in the Lakes Region.

 



Sandwich Central School
28 Squam Lake Road
Center Sandwich, NH 03227
603-284-7712
John Hansen - Principal
john.hansen@interlakes.org

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