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Little Leopard News - Dec

Little Leopard News - Dec

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This is a monthly newsletter published by the Staff at March Elementary to share what exciting items occurring at out school.
This is a monthly newsletter published by the Staff at March Elementary to share what exciting items occurring at out school.

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“Its Christmas Everywhere” :Winter Concert 
The F.A. March Elementary School chorus presented its winter concert, “Its Christmas Everywhere”on Tuesday December 6. The air was filled with joyful songs from countries around the world.Drumbeats accompanied the African song, “Sing We All Noel”, while hula dancers added zest to “AHawaiian Christmas”. The chorus also sang songs from Japan, Australia, Germany and Mexico.Students and parents enjoyed the musical evening all while learning about Christmas traditions fromaround the world. Don’t forget to join us for our beginning band and orchestra concert on MondayFebruary, 6 for another fun filled musical evening.
Fourth Grade studentsplaying instruments during thesinging of “Sing We Noel”
December 2011
A 1st Grader buildingnumbers with base ten blocks1st Graders adding usingtouch math
 
Students in Miss Ely
ʼ
sthird grade class neededsome help choosinggood books to read. Wefound that we keptreading the same genreof books. To helpexpose students todifferent types of books,students played MusicalBooks! It
ʼ
s the sameidea of the traditionalgame Musical Chairs butwith a twist.Chairs were placed in a circle. On each chair was a different bookfrom various genres and of various reading levels. Students dancedtheir ways around the chairs when the music started. When themusic stopped, they found the closest chair to them, picked up thebook, sat and read for four minutes. This was just enough time forstudents to preview thebook to see if they mightwant to read the book laterduring independentreading time.Students were excited andmotivated to try differentbooks. Many of thestudents found books theywant to addto their reading list!
First inMath
An onlinemath programwith games to practiceall areas of math skills.It can be played both atschool and home.
Top Monthly Class
4th Grade -
!
Mr. Hinkle (+1,996)3rd Grade -
!
Miss Haller (+3,120)2nd Grade -Mrs. Rodrigues (+7,182)
Total School Count:47,590
 
Box Top Update
The Little Leopards at F.A.March continue to “MakeThemselves Proud” bycollecting Box Tops! Eachmonth, a new collectionsheet is sent home. Everystudent is encouraged to fillup their collection sheet andreturn it to school.For the month of November,the F.A. March Schoolcommunity collected
1,367
 Box Tops bringing our totalto
5,753
Box Tops! Way togo Third Grade! Theycollected the most thismonth and were recognizedat December
ʼ
s March PrideAssembly!
Miss Ely’s Musical Books
 
Many F.A. March studentshave had the opportunityto participate in an excitingenrichment programcalled, "Mad Science: NASA" program.
 
This afterschool program takes the students on a voyage ofdiscovery through space allowing them a chanceto explore Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond.
 
During eachsession, thestudentscomplete hands on activities, viewengaging demonstrations andreceive take home activities tocomplete at home with theirfamilies.
 
F.A. March will be offeringthis session one more time thiswinter for students who wereinterested, but did not get a chanceto participate in the fall session.
 
Details will be sent home and can befound in the main office.
 
There are limited spots available, so save yourspot soon!
 
The Mad Science program is out of this world!!!F.A. March Elementary School would like towish good luck to their student teachers. SusanYacoub from Drexel University and Katie Smithfrom Bloomsburg University will both graduatein December. Miss Yacoub and Miss Smith areready to embark on their journey as first yearteachers and are excited to have a classroom of their own. While at F.A.March, Miss Yacoub taught First Grade. She taught the children about theFirst Thanksgiving and helped the children to create Native American andPilgrim costumes to celebrate the holiday. While teaching the childrenabout animals and their habitats, Miss Yacoub worked with students tocreate triaramas. The animals were made out of model magic and thechildren could not wait to share them with their classmates. Miss Smithtaught in Third Grade. She taught the children personification and helpedthem to create animal fantasystories. She also turned thereading story, Tops and Bottomsinto a Reader
ʼ
s Theater. Inaddition, Miss Smith created propsto enhance their performance. F.A.March Elementary School wishesMiss Yacoub and Miss Smithmuch success in their futureteaching endeavors.
 
A Special Thank You to Our America ReadsTutors
This Fall, theclassrooms had specialliteracy and mathsupport providedthrough ourcommunity partnershipwith LafayetteCollege’s AmericanReads/America Countsprogram.Tutors worked withsmall groups of students in classroomssettings with manyactivities for practiceand reinforcementwithin the math andliteracy areas.Fifteen AmericaReads tutors assignedto F.A. March Schoolwere very dedicatedthroughout thesemester servicing ourstudents and staff withmore that forty hoursper week! Theenthusiasm and effortshowed each day whilesupporting in theclassroom settings wasappreciated by bothstudents and staff.As the collegesemester comes to aclose, we wish ourspecial LafayetteCollege Leopards awonderful winterbreak and lookforward to havingthem back with theF.A. March LittleLeopards again inFebruary, 2012.
Wishing you Great Beginnings!Mad Science: NASA

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