Tuesday, September 27, 2011

"I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence listening to silence." - Thomas Hood


Welcome families-- Lovely picture of Peacham, isn't it? This is often what mornings look like as I drive to work. Nice way to start a day!

Yesterday's blog outlined this week's assignments; however, there are a couple sites I found that I think are SO COOL -- I wanted to share them with you. (Please check them out, st
udents, dear.)


  • To check out this GREAT interactive website for reviewing the map skills we covered in class, click here. Try it; it's fun! (Go ahead, parents--you'll like it, too!)
  • Click here to find the latitude and longitude for Addison (or any other place that interests you). On the left side of the screen, enter Addison, Vermont and click "submit." Write down those coordinates, it's extra credit on your last assignment! (You might want to explore this site a bit more, too. It's awesome!

  • Monday, October 3: 8:05 - 9:40 Reading 1 -- 12:30 - 2:00 Reading 2
  • Tuesday, October 4: 8:05 - 9:40 Reading 3 -- 12:30 - 2:00 Math 1
  • Wednesday, October 5: 8:05 - 9:40 Math 2 -- 12:30 - 2:00 Math 3
Gum is allowed during testing. (Sugarless, mint gum is preferred--mint makes you more alert, believe it or not!) As always, please be sure your children get a good night's rest and eat a good breakfast before coming to school. Also, please provide extra healthy snacks for test days--my goodness they get hungry!

Check here for an article called "Fueled to Succeed." It has some helpful tips for parents about foods that help kids do well in school. This might be particularly worthwhile reading before NECAPS.

Thanks, parents, for all you do. I hope to see you all at tomorrow night's Open House (6:30--7:30)!