Celebrating Special Children and Caring for Others in C-8!

We celebrate love and caring in the month of February. One of our classmates, Hannah, was recognized this quarter at the special PAWS recognition breakfast. Hannah was one of eleven children in the school to receive this recognition. She was nominated for her patience and kindness toward a fellow classmate when she helped him in their reading group. Hannah received her award from State Representative Colleen Garry. We are very proud of you Hannah!! You set a great example for the rest of the students!


Hannah front and center after receiving her special PAWS recognition award.


We are also proud of two of our students who have completed the Addition level of Xtramath!

Way to go Brian and Victoria!



Finally, as part of our Brookside Community of Caring, our class participated in the second grade Read-a-thon. They spent the entire day reading! This reading took the form of independent reading, buddy reading, listening to a book on CD or read aloud by a teacher. We even read math literature! The money we raised will enable us to create and donate book kits to the Dracut Library that can be used by the entire library system. Thank you to all the families and friends who generously donated to this special cause. What a great way to show that we care about reading and giving to others. I hope you enjoy looking at these photos of the Read-a-Thon.


Comfy children reading on the rug!


Snuggled up with their books!


Gabriela and Alyssa….best buddies with their books!


Reading is double the fun in C-8!


Some of our boys took over the library!


Gaige and Brian so deep into their stories they didn’t even see me capture this moment!


Sharing a penguin book with a friend while istening to the CD at the listening center.


Looks like a sleepover!

Lots of January News to Share!

We were so busy in January in C8! It started with a cookie decorating party we won from the PTO for bringing in the most boxtops!! (Thank you to the PTO!) The children got right to work after becoming experts with the ice castle decorating in December. Here are some photos of the yummy cookie decorating. IMG_3144





Mischievous Mary Munching!



Britney catches me taking her photo as she takes a bite!



My guess is that Mia is enjoying her cookie!



Nick just about to dig in to his candy covered cookie!


We are so fortunate to have volunteers working hard in our classroom this year. Here is a shot of just one of our hard working volunteers, Mrs. Sirois, testing students on sight words!


Smiling Mrs. Sirois hands Chloe her list!


We celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and our diversity with a special poem and craft.




Our class was very lucky to have a special smart projector and whiteboard installed in our classroom. We are still learning how to fully use it but it is an exciting technology addition to our instruction!


It took a few days but our Smart projector and whiteboard are finally ready!

The smart projector arrived in time for us to be able to watch a live webcast from Antarctica. Through Time for Kids we were able to listen to a female penguin researcher talk about her work in Antarctica. We also found out that it was colder that day in Dracut than it was in Antarctica. (But of course it is summer down there now!) Here is a photo of the students watching the webcast.


Pretty exciting to be able to see and listen to someone on the other side of Earth near the South Pole!



The editors from TFK introduce the webcast and then we got to see and hear directly from the scientist herself!