Tuesday, October 8, 2013


Last week we had a kick-off assembly for our BEST program! Each student received a copy of the BEST matrix. The students receive BEST credits for showing Behavior, Effort, Scholarship and Teamwork in different areas of the school. It would be great to go over the matrix at home as a reminder of the expectations in school.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Weekly Schedule

I wanted to make sure you have a copy of our weekly enrichment periods! Monday: Science with Ms. Andrews Tuesday: Computers with Mr. Hurd Wednesday: Art with Ms. Vaiman Thursday: Physical Education with Ms. Sparano (please make sure to send your child in wearing sneakers)! Friday: Music with Ms. Kajtazi Here is a picture of a project Ms. Vaiman worked on with the class:

October Dates to Remember....

Here are some important dates to remember for the month of October: *Monday 10/13: No school-Columbus Day Wednesday 10/15 Field trip to Innwood Park *Tuesday 10/20: Field Trip to Green Meadows Farm

100 Book Challenge

The students in 2M8 will be participating in the 100 Book Challenege. Every night your child will be coming home with a blue 100 Book Challenge bag. Inside this bag will be their folder, log sheet and books. Every night your child must read for 30 minutes which is equal to 2 steps on their reading log. It is extremely important that their log is signed every night so that their steps can be counted, as each child has their steps entered into the computer. Remember, the books your child will be reading should be Fun, Fast, and Easy!


Welcome back to school! This blog will be a place for me to update you on all the exciting things that are happening in 2-411 this year. I will be posting pictures, student work, important reminders and other important information on the blog over the course of the year. I hope you enjoy it!