On Thursday, October 8th, the Elementary Students will participate in an amazing musical presentation.
Grades K-2 – 9:00 – 9:30 AM
Grades 3-5 – 9:45 – 10:30 AM
Parents are encouraged to attend. For any parent that will be attending this event, you will enter the K-4 Gym using the outside doors where you will receive your visitor’s pass. You WILL NOT sign in at the K-5 Office.
For more information about the project go to www.JCBlueProject.com
Based on your application for VTPBiS acknowledgements, Milton Elementary has met Merit status for PBIS implementation during the 2014-15 school year! Congratulations! We will publicly acknowledge your school by presenting you with a VTPBiS Merit Green Ribbon at the Oct. 9th PBIS Leadership Forum being held at the Killington Grand.
Thanks again for all you do to support your students, staff and community!
Children love traditions. In fact, some experts believe that traditions are what hold a family together. One fun tradition you might begin at your house is to celebrate the first day of each new month. Get your child involved in planning a special dinner that you serve only on this day. (Have fun—wear party hats and serve cake!)
Here’s a fun activity that will help your child learn more about the moon. Watch the moon together every evening this month. Help your child create a picture chart of how the moon changes during the month. Keep track of when it rises. For how many days does the moon get bigger? Smaller? How many days does it remain full?
It takes practice to write well. Consider establishing a writing “ritual” for your family. Pick a special time period—perhaps the duration of summer vacation. Get everyone a notebook (a thin one won’t overwhelm your child). Choose a regular time of day you’ll all write and stick with it. You can help your child get started by letting him pick a family photo or magazine picture to write a story about.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
One way to expand your child’s vocabulary is by encouraging her to browse in the dictionary. Get a children’s dictionary with lots of pictures. Leaf through it with your child and look for new and interesting words together. Read the definitions. Talk about the pictures. Ask your child what she thinks. She may just develop a lifetime love of words.
Children learn by watching their parents. And when you narrate what you are doing, you make it easier for your child to learn. If you are cooking, for example, you might say, “I’m looking for a cake recipe. I don’t have time to read all the recipes in this cookbook, so I’m going to turn to the index in the back. Here under the letter C is a recipe for chocolate cake.” Now your child understands how useful an index can be.
Is your child a “glass half-empty” kind of kid? Some people are more pessimistic than others. But that doesn’t mean you can’t help your child see the sunnier side of life. Remind him of good times and successes he’s had. And if he says he’ll “never understand fractions,” for example, sit down and offer support as he figures it out. Show him that he can solve “impossible” problems if he works hard.
The two best ways to learn a foreign language are to speak it and hear it spoken. To help your child, check out audio books and videos in the language he’s learning from the library and play them at home. Check your TV listings for a channel in that language and watch together for a few minutes a day. You can also ask your child to teach you: “How do you say, ‘Goodbye’?”