Friday, January 19, 2018

Week Ending January 19th Pictures and Updates



                THE SNOW DID NOT STOP US FROM GETTING OUTSIDE ON TUESDAY.

WE TOOK A BIG RECESS WALK TOGETHER!



              

                                     

WHAT A FUN BRIGHT COLORS DAY WE HAD! 
THANK YOU FOR HELPING US MAKE IT SO MUCH FUN~



PARADING AROUND WITH MRS. SCHEFF 








LUNCH WITH MRS. LARKIN

Did you know that we have added all kinds of events to our school store! New this week, you can now buy tickets using your bee bucks to do all kinds of fun things with teachers who have volunteered to make this possible. Students had the chance to sign up for basketball with Mr. D, lunch with Mrs. Larkin, art with Ms. Beaulieu etc. etc. etc.      Our PBIS team met and came up with this awesome idea where in addition to tangible trinkets, children could opt for special activities at Wawaloam School! 

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS


EWG GIRLS SOFTBALL - Flyer Link



Friday, January 12, 2018

WEEK ENDING JANUARY 12, 2018



Find the beauty in everything~

Thank you Mrs. Moriarty for these beautiful,
snowy, recess pictures! 
 

  


Please know that we want to make every effort possible to provide the children with outdoor recess. Sending them in with protective outerwear is essential at this time of year. When it is snowy on the upper level of the playground, only children with boots and snow pants may proceed to that area.

Movement and exercise are so important to ensuring the best day possible. Did you know that as a parent you can create a FREE Go Noodle account? This is a sight that has organized hundreds of activities to activate kids' bodies and brains. Check it out! https://www.gonoodle.com/
This will be your new favorite indoor activity!!




VIEW THE VIDEO BELOW TO OBSERVE STUDENTS IN ACTION INVESTIGATING WHAT MAKES MAKES SOUND USING "TABLE FIDDLES" AND TONGUE DEPRESSORS. LOOK HOW FOCUSED THE STUDENTS ARE IN THEIR LEARNING~


Have a great weekend! Go Patriots!!





COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS


(Youth Lacrosse is for boys and girls, PK - 8 in Exeter and West Greenwich.)









Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Sharing Holiday Events




Happy holidays to all of you!
 Enjoy this very magical time of year making memories~
Be safe, play outside and enjoy every moment! 

PAJAMA DAY

TWINS IN PAJAMAS!! 





Kindergarten Performance
"This Little Light of Mine"
Thank you Mrs. Cash for leading the Kindergarten Team for over a decade to make this beautiful performance come together for the Kindergarten families!

Elf Zipline! 

Reindeer Games with Mrs. Murley


Friday, December 15, 2017

Week Ending December 15th

            



WINTER WONDERLAND AT RECESS 

               

Please be aware of the outdoor weather conditions as we have outdoor recess every day unless it is raining or the temperature (including wind chill) is below 20 degrees. If there is snow on the upper playground, students who have appropriate clothing for playing in the snow (boots, snow pants, gloves) are allowed to play in the snow. Please make sure your child's name is on all belongings. 

IT IS A GREAT IDEA TO SEND A CHANGE OF CLOTHES TO SCHOOL FOR YOUR CHILD TO LEAVE IN THEIR LOCKER- WE WANT THEM TO GO OUT AND PLAY BUT THEY DO GET WET. WE HAVE SOME CLOTHES AVAILABLE BUT  HAVING THEIR OWN SET HERE MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE. 

*We would gladly accept donations of outgrown, gently used winter gear: boots, coats, mittens and hats for friends in need.


A Special Assembly Today! 


What is a fractured fairy tale?  
fairy tale designed to be humorous by changing the story in an unexpected way; altering characters, or adding a modern language and events. 

Today, high school students entertained our First Grade with a fractured variation of: 
Little Red Riding Hood, 3 Billy Goats Gruff, The 3 Pigs and 3 Blind Mice
A very special thank you to Mr. Mark Hamlin for including us in this fun presentation~

Little Red Riding Hood

Goldilocks and the 3 Bears

Students Enjoying the Performance! 

Great Job!

Taking a Bow! 

Reminder: Pajama Day is on MONDAY

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Just a reminder that the Special Education Local Advisory Committee
(SELAC) is hosting a movie night tonight from 6:30-8:00pm.


Friday, December 8, 2017

December 8 News and Updates

THANK YOU MIKE D. FOR YOUR HOLIDAY SPIRIT ON THE BUS! 



#CS4RI
https://www.cs4ri.org/

We were so excited this week to bring the Hour of Code to all of our 1st Grade students! Thank you Mrs. Gagner and Mr. Taylor for making this vision a reality! Thank you to Grade 1 teachers for their flexibility and extending the Library Special to 60 minutes this week! The children were so excited when they walked into the library and saw all of the Chromebooks set up! 

Setting up for Hour of Code

Computer coding is the universal language of the planet. People who know how to code will be able to communicate across countries and cultures, be innovative, and solve problems more efficiently, with no barriers to impede their success.
 Learning programming at a young age helps your children solve everyday problems and get set up for a lifetime of opportunities.

Student Participants

This type of education helps kids to learn the basic inner workings of computers. Kids can feel successful at getting a computer to do what they tell it to do. This foundation can set kids up for a lifetime of successful use and management of the technology in their everyday lives.

Everyone completely engaged in this activity! 


Children have creative and fluid minds that allow them to think in a more “out of the box” way. The nearly endless ways of coding and solving problems can inspire kids to grow. You can show your child that coding is a type of storytelling. There is a logical beginning, progression, and ending to the story and the program. These skills can set kids up for success in written and oral communications in school. 

This was a very challenging activity and we were so proud of the students for their amazing PERSEVERANCE as they embraced the difficulties as we learned together! We hope that some grade 1 students went home and shared what they learned and maybe you even logged on at home! 

If you have extended experience with Coding and have additional ideas that we could share with students, please let us know~ 






Friday, December 1, 2017

December News From Wawaloam



Our Winter Reading Tree



Computer Science for Rhode Island (CS4RI) is among the most comprehensive statewide computer science (CS) initiatives in the country. CS4RI takes a coalition approach by combining national leadership with homegrown talent to reduce barriers to providing quality computer science education and professional development, and will bring CS learning opportunities to all Rhode Island schools in the years ahead.

Next week, we will be demonstrating Hour of Code for all Grade 1 classes during the Library special with Mrs. Gagner. We are excited to be able to participate in this initiative and we hope the children will share their experience with this at home with you! 

For more information:    https://www.cs4ri.org/



Congratulations to Mrs. Cohen's, Mrs. Donnelly's and Mrs. Lerner's class on collecting the most bees for the month of November! These 3 classes earned an extra recess for their teamwork this month! 



We are so proud of all of our students for working so hard using a team approach when they are walking in the halls! We appreciate all of your support with efforts like these! 

We also appreciate the continued communication about "small issues". We say this because every child deserves to feel safe every day at school. Even a minor exchange of unpleasantries at recess can cause a child to feel stressed for the remainder of the day. 

We have communicated to all children how important it is to report problems they have and to let us know if they need help but we understand that this does not always come easy for all children.  Know that we are here to listen and to work as hard as we can to make sure your children have the best day possible every day. 

Please let us know at the onset of an issue how we can get involved to remedy these type of situations. We will offer strategies and will encourage children to stand up for themselves and others. 



We hope to see many of you at the Holiday Bazaar at Metcalf on Saturday! There are still plenty of opportunities to help! Consider signing up for a spot to volunteer, you will have so much fun!


COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS




Thursday, November 9, 2017

Wawaloam School Thanks Our Veterans



                          



A SPECIAL WHOLE SCHOOL PROJECT
HONORING VETERANS


THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE CONTRIBUTIONS FOR OUR COLLECTION FOR VETERANS. WE ARE SO LUCKY TO HAVE THE STRONG COMMUNITY THAT WE DO!

WE WILL BE DROPPING OFF ALL OF THE PUZZLE BOOKS AND HARD CANDY ON THE FRIDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING TO THE PROVIDENCE VA MEDICAL CENTER.

REMINDERS: 

NO SCHOOL TOMORROW IN HONOR OF VETERAN'S DAY

PICTURE DAY WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 15th 

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO TONIGHT? 
DROP IN AT METCALF FROM 6-8 - 
HOLIDAY ORNAMENT PAINT PARTY  $10.00 per ornament~