Monday, September 14, 2015

First Week Update

What an exciting first week of school!

Last week was a really big week for our kids! Some kids started school for the first time, some had school all day for the first time, some moved to a new school, and everyone made new friends and learned some new expectations. I hope you all had a nice and relaxing weekend--we certainly all earned one! :)

Last week we set the stage for a big year of learning. Students learned about their school and classroom, and what we do in each station. We followed our schedules, and learned the rules in each station. In the SRC, students receive lots of opportunities for academics as well as social skills and life skills. To learn more about the curriculum we use in the SRC, please feel free to come to curriculum night this Thursday at 6pm. From 6-6:25pm I will be doing a presentation in the classroom. From 6:30-6:55 parents will have the opportunity to talk with other parents in the gym as well as hear about some exciting opportunities we have here at Sexton Mountain.


Here at Sexton we participate in daily specials! Our wonderful specialists work hard to bring new experiences to our kids, and we love them! Sometimes though, specials can be kind of hard, since we engage in them least frequently.

Below are some tips about specials:

-Monday: APE--On Mondays and Wednesdays, we have adaptive PE in the gym with Teacher Stephanie. We receive targeted instruction in strengthening, endurance, and social skills. Starting soon, we will have 5th grade buddies in APE! Remember to wear tennis shoes on APE days!

-Tuesday: Music--We get to venture out to the portables to have music with Mrs. Galante. Mrs. Galante leads us in singing and rhythm activities as well as teaches us about instruments! Stay tuned throughout the year for opportunities to hear your musician perform!

-Wednesday: APE--On Mondays and Wednesdays, we have adaptive PE in the gym with Teacher Stephanie. We receive targeted instruction in strengthening, endurance, and social skills. Starting soon, we will have 5th grade buddies in APE! Remember to wear tennis shoes on APE days!

-Thursday: Library--Every Thursday, we visit Mrs. Kimball in the library! She reads us stories in a read aloud, guides us through an activity related to the story, and then we get to check out a library book! Remember to return your library book every Thursday!

-Friday: Technology--Mrs. Kramer teaches us about computer care, typing and using a mouse every week in Technology. She has a variety of fun games we get to play, so sometimes we even forget we're learning!