Spring has Sprung!
This weather has been a bit all over the place. But it's nice to get outside. Miss Williams and Zebes took in the sights at Dennis Hill State Park a couple weekends ago. He enjoyed getting some sunshine. He hopes you get outside and play over spring break. If he does anything fun and exciting, Miss Williams will add the pictures to his page. Just click on Zebes's picture to see them.
Since our Symbaloo is no longer working, I've created a Google Doc of links that you can use to get to our websites until I come up with a better plan. :)
What's Happening with DEEP?
The 2019 Great Park Pursuit kicks off on Saturday, May 11th with Fishing Day at Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth.
Families can join us for FREE at the park, learn how to fish, help stock the waters with trout and participate in all sorts of fun activities related to fishing and the out doors.
There are five weeks of events, if you register for the program at No Child Left Inside in early April and attend all the events, you can join us for a sixth week, June 15th for a FREE camp out at Lake Waramaug State Park.
If you'd like to try hiking, the Sky's the Limit program is for you. This photo is from the Barn Island Wildlife Management Area in Stonington.
There are 14 different hikes in parks, forests and a wildlife management area which have been selected for this challenge. If you hike ten of them, take photos and send them in, you can earn a hiking medallion. If you do all 14 and send in your photos, you'll be entered into a drawing for a hand carved hiking staff. Check out the website for more details.
What's Going On In The Computer Lab?
We will continue working on our typing skills in grades 1-5 throughout the rest of the year. Our students are working toward levels of at least 20 words per minute. Many have surpassed that. We know that as they progress into middle and high school, they will be required to type their assignments and this will get them on their way to being successful.
Students are continuing to work on their coding using Tynker and code.org. Many of them are creating dance party projects. They are choosing and programming characters to dance to the beat of a variety of songs.
Just before April break we worked on our Google Slides skills and created slides with text, pictures and unique formatting.
We've also been reading books on Epic and between both schools, we've read over 2200 books this year! Great job.
What's Miss Williams Reading?
Miss Williams is reading another James Patterson mystery book and is looking forward to reading another Mo Willems book with her Pre-K students soon. We just read Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!.
If you have a Silas Bronson library card, you can use it at the Southbury Public Library and they are open on Sunday, during the school year. Their children's and teen section upstairs is a great place to read and play. You can always borrow a book there & return it to Silas Bronson, thanks to Bibliomation.
Remember, our local library loans out books, museum passes and DVDs (one week) for free. You can even get the museum pass online without going to the library.
Remember, there are free books you can borrow online from The Silas Bronson Library, without leaving your house! Get your library card number and click on the OverDrive logo to go there.
Mini-me graphics by The Library Fox
Other graphics from Creative Clips -- Krista Wallden