Friday, November 17, 2017

Veterans Day and Clouds with Mr. Musselman

Save the Date!
Thursday, December 21 @ 9 AM
FW Auditorium
Family and friends are invited to the Kindergarten Ballet.  The kindergarten classes will perform dances from the Nutcracker Ballet.  Stay tuned for more information.



Last week we gathered in the gymnasium for a Veterans Day Assembly.  Kindergarten recited a poem titled, The Flag.  Fifth Graders from Room 202  demonstrated how to fold the American Flag.   Ms. Gendron performed Taps.











In honor of Veterans Day, we made an American flag.  Be sure to ask your child about the American flag.  How many stars are on the flag?  How many stripes are on the flag?


A big thank you to Mr. Musselman from the Burlington Science for visiting the kindergarten classrooms and sharing with us his knowledge on clouds.

What did we learn?

Clouds come in different shapes and form in different parts of the sky.  Different kinds of clouds tell us about different kinds of weather.
Cirrus Clouds - form very high in the sky, where it is cold and can form before a storm
Cumulus Clouds - look like puffy cotton balls, they form low in the sky
Nimbus Clouds - rain may be on the way
Stratus Clouds - are like damp sheets, hang low in the sky and often cover the whole sky, rain or snow may be on the way

Can you make your own cloud?  Yes, Mr. M. showed us how. . .   Clouds are made up of three ingredients, water, heat and cold air.
















Friday, November 3, 2017

November News

Important Dates

Wednesday, November 8 - Francis Wyman Used Book Sale

Francis Wyman's used book sale will be open at the start of school on Wednesday, November 8. Children may purchase a used book for 50 cents or bring in a book (no board books) to trade.  This activity is optional.  If you would like your child to purchase a book, please send in 50 cents in a baggy or envelope labeled with your child's name.

Thursday, November 9 - No School For Students - Professional Development for Teachers

Friday, November 10 - No School - Veteran's Day Observed


Reading in the dark with flashlights was such a treat!






 

A surprise visit from Ms. P. on Halloween!



Another amazing block zoo.


Today was FW's first all school SOAR assembly.  The focus of the SOAR assembly was self-control.  














Friday, October 27, 2017

Block Zoos, Halloween Photos and Flying Machines

Young architects at work building block zoos  . . .





Here we are dressed up in our Halloween costumes.









 Be sure to ask your child about the Mean Old With in the Flying Machine.
The strangest sight I've ever seen was a mean old witch in a flying machine.
The witch flew high.
The witch flew low.
The witch flew fast.
The witch few slow.
The witch flew up.
The witch flew down.
She circled all around the town.
Turning right she disappeared into the night.
That mean old witch in a flying machine was strangest sight I've ever seen.
And of course, it happened on Halloween.





Friday, October 20, 2017

Week of October 16

Halloween News
FW’s school wide Halloween Parade will be on Friday, October 27 at 9:00 AM.  Families are invited to attend and will gather in the gymnasium.  Kindergarten will lead the parade. Children may wear their costume to school and bring a change of clothes for after the parade or bring a costume to school and change before the parade.  Please label all items!  


We will be reading “in the dark” on Tuesday, October 31.  We are asking the children to bring in a flashlight on Monday or Tuesday for this fun activity.  Children may also bring in a favorite book.  Thank you.



Francis Wyman students have been earning SOAR tickets when they demonstrate self control.   Mrs. Conley drew a ticket from the kindergarten bucket.  Look who had a chance to spin the Wheel of Wyman.





Mr. Doiron, FW's assistant principal, delivered the 
"Golden Falcon Seal" to each

student.  This final stamp demonstrates that the child has practiced our SOAR expectations throughout all areas of the school.  Congratulations!




Be sure to ask your child about Maisey the cornsnake.  Maisey is from the Burlington Science Center and will be in our room for another week or two.  Thank you to Miss Pavlicek for visiting our room and talking to us about what snakes eat and the food chain.







Five Little Pumpkins sitting on a gate . . .
Here we are reading along with Mr. Doiron.  

















Sunday, October 15, 2017

Franklin Park Zoo Photos

Warthog
Porcupines
Zebras
Ostrich
Red Panda



Tiger
Lions
Going on a Safari . . .





Gorillas