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Dear SCS Families:

The month of September has come and gone and we are well underway at Sandwich Central School. Students and teachers have collaboratively formed their Hopes and Dreams and are establishing the routines that will help everyone get there. The children are adjusting well to their new classrooms, teachers, classmates and schedules. Thank you for the continued support you have provided your family during the back to school transition.


We have been busy this past month learning routines: how to use classroom materials, and how to work together with respect and kindness. Students have worked hard learning how to take care of their backpacks and Home/School folders.  They are settling into our Morning Meeting routine. Thank you for all the support you give to your child and SCS.


Middle Multiage students have invested a great deal of time and energy into community building activities during the first weeks of school. They have also worked on creating classroom rules and setting personal goals. Students thoroughly enjoyed creating their personal collages for their portfolio covers. They are working hard to compile evidence of their learning for the Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences on October 19th. 

ELA: Students have been reading a variety of books 'at their level' both independently and in small groups. They have been involved with several short writing activities while describing themselves and their hopes and dreams for the year.  Mrs. Read's homeroom has just finished listening and responding to the novel The One and Only Ivan, while Ms.Busnach's class enjoyed The Tale of Despereaux.     


It’s been a busy, and fun start to the school year for the Sandwich Central School, Upper Multiage class. In addition to becoming reacquainted with daily class routines, students have been working on skills that will help them become stronger readers such as finding and supporting the main idea in nonfiction texts and, more recently, summarizing texts they have read in a clear, succinct way. The annual Cold River macroinvertebrate study was held on September 12, and students had a great time participating in this important, hands on learning experience.


English Language Arts:  The sixth graders are having a lot of fun following the adventures of Jason and Gareth in Lloyd Alexander’s classic Time Cat. This time travel fantasy novel takes place in a variety of ancient civilizations over a wide span of time, and it acts as an excellent introduction to several of the civilizations we will study over the course of this school year.  We have used this novel to focus on a number of elements of literary text, including: setting, character development, plot, mood, and theme.

Math:  The Upper Multiage Veterans have done a great job reviewing the concept of area, as well as extending this understanding in order to explore volume measurement and how to use formulas to calculate the volume of rectangular prisms and other three dimensional shapes.

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