Happy October!

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Happy (almost) October!

The extra chill in the air reminds us that fall is here, in full swing!

This week our kids were invited to participate in nominating students for student government. Student government is new to Hearst this year. We are very excited to give students more leadership experiences. You might spend some time talking at 

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Time Flies!

Week four has come and gone. That’s 10% of the school year over! How can that be!Tflies.jpg

We know time flies, so it is even more important we make the best of the time we have with our students during the school day. Each teacher has a very specific daily schedule created to maximize instructional time every day.

Daily students have 120 minutes of literacy, 90 minutes of math, and 45 minutes of science/social studies.

We are still seeing a large number of tardies! So we may maximize our school day, 

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Weekly Update September 13th

Week #3 has been very exciting at Hearst. Although our Redskins disappointed us Monday night, Hearst Owls played like champions all week long! This week included Back To School Night, which was a bit of an experiment, since we’ve never done one all in one night. Although I loved having everyone in the building on one night, reflecting on the event I think it is necessary to rethink things. I understand some parents could not make it into the cafeteria. And, the rain didn’t help us much either. 

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Another Week of Excellence!

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It’s been another week of excellence at Hearst! Although it was a short week, starting on Tuesday, we filled the week with great learning experiences. Fourth and fifth grade students spent time this week mastering more features of Reader’s Workshop, as they practiced filling out their logs and thinking about great questions to ask about their reading. Third graders worked hard to create classroom rules. Ms Thomas’s 2nd graders had thoughtful discussion around Ghandi and his fight for freedom, making connections to other historical leaders who fought for others’ freedom. PK-1st grades worked hard this week to practice procedures and demonstrate their understanding of how their classrooms operate. All of this “frontloading” will certainly prepare these students to be more independent as the school year unfolds!

 


Upcoming Instructional Highlights!

•2nd-5th graders will begin using Rosetta Stone for Spanish instruction starting Monday.
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Back to School

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Wow! We are already back in school and celebrating our first week completed! And what a successful week it’s been. We are all so excited to have this beautiful, new building and all of the new amenities we now enjoy, but beyond that we have been thrilled to welcome phenomenal new staff members and some fantastic new resources, including new technology 

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