New Suffolk Common School

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Built in 1907, New Suffolk School educates children in New Suffolk from grades Pre-K through 6.  Within the school’s three classrooms, under the guidance of outstanding teachers, students study the general subjects of English Language Arts, Social Studies, Math and Science. Also offered through part-time teachers are enrichment classes in Physical Education, Music, Art and Drama. 

The Chicks Have Hatched!!!!!

The chicks have hatched and we couldn't be more excited!!! Thank you to those who came down to observe them on Sunday.   

Monday morning the students entered the building filled with anticipation and curiosity.  



Meet The Author

New Suffolk School was so happy to have local author, Peggy Dickerson, visit our school and share the journey of her book, Moonglow.

Mrs. Dickerson went through the whole process of  her inspiration, her encouragement and every effort  that it took to write and publish her book. 

We can't thank you enough for coming Mrs. Dickerson.  



Chick Facts

Today we partnered up with our intermediate friends to go through facts about chicks as well as complete day 11 of our timeline.



We Have Duck Eggs!!!!

Thankyou to the Barisic family for adding two fertilized duck eggs to our incubator.  Their hatching period is slightly longer than chicks.  Ducks take 28 days to develop and hatch. 



The two large eggs you see are the duck eggs.

Guided Reading with the Intermediate Crew

Mrs. Campbell's intermediate class, joined our primary class for a paired guided reading lesson.  Each intermediate student paired with a primary student to read the leveled reader Hatching Eggs.  Their objective was to work together to be able to answer the focus question that is asked at the beginning of the story. 

Focus : What are the steps to hatching eggs? 

After reading, each group discussed  the steps in the order they occurred.   We then came together as a class, to do an interactive writing, where each group came up to write the steps they read in the book. 

We had an AMAZING morning together! 



Chick Development

The students have been learning about timelines within our chick study unit.  We check our timeline daily to observe and understand the development of the chick at that time.  We also love to observe our egg cross section models to get a realistic sense of what is going on in our incubator.



Shout-Out to All the Moms!!!!!!

Just wanted to shout out to all the moms and hope they had a great Mother's Day last week.  In honor of our mamas, we read the book, A Chair for My Mother, by Vera Williams, during book buddies.  Such a special story.  We worked with partners to recall a time that we saved up our money for something's special with our families.  




We are so very excited to begin the month of April with our fairytale study!!!

We learned how to compare 2 versions of the same story.  We compared The Little Red Hen, by Paul Galdone and another version from Reading A-Z.   


I Love My Job!!!

This amazing little smile is the reason why I do what I do!!! Max is a wonderful, 5 year old pre-k student, who just completed his very first Kindergarten math test!!! Go MAX!!!!!


A St. Patrick's Day Visit

When we arrived in school on Monday, March 18th, we were surprised at our findings. A leprechaun had been in our classroom. One of our students made a leprechaun trap that we left on the carpet. The leprechaun apparently came in through the window and made a bit of a mess. He left us a note that you may read.


Happy Friday!!!!

Everyone knows that Friday is my favorite day of the week!!!  Friday gives us all a chance to lack back and reflect on our week.  We all spent this week working very hard on The Writing Process, and how to make our writing better.  

So on this wonderful Friday morning, the students walked in, and found a plastic egg with their name on it in a writing station.  Their job was to open the egg, glue their question on the given paper and to really think about how they wanted to answer their question.  We have really made great progress answering questions in writing!!!!  





100th Day of School

How fun that this year the 100th Day of School also fell on Valentine's Day!!!!

For the 100th Day of School, Mrs. Pollina's older intermediate group joined Ms. Mauro's primary class for a following directions activity.  Each primary student was paired with an intermediate student and given a large white piece of paper.  They had to work together to follow the directions give creating a 100th Day of School Monster.  Each directions given was in a set of ten.  Such a fun activity!!!!!






We have been waiting for this day all winter!!!!  During science, we read the story Snowflake Bentley and wanted to really get up close and personal with some snowflakes.  We took black paper and went outside to catch snowflakes and observed their intricate beauty.  

We then came back inside to do a STEM activity where students to qtips and created their own symmetrical snowflake.  No two snowflakes are alike!!!!!!  






Morning Routine

Upon the return of Christmas break, part of the "assistants" job for the week is to go through the letter sound cards and sight words, in the teacher's chair each morning.  Will is nothing short of amazing as he takes on the role as the teacher to go through our morning routine!!!! Great job Will!!!!




Mystery Science

This year we have incorporated "Mystery Science" into our science curriculum.  Mystery Science is an interactive, online science program that the students and I find engaging and exciting.  Why are polar bears white?, was a mystery that we unlocked and studied about camouflage.  Our activity was to color a moth and hide it in the classroom.  Check out how creative our students are!!!!





The North Fork Meets the South Fork

We are so very lucky at New Suffolk School, to be able to pen pal write with our friends from Sagaponack school, in Sagaponack, New York.  We have been communicating with our friends since September.  We have Skyped with them and even went on a few field trips with them. 



Happy January!!!!!

What better way to start the New Year and month of January than with a Jan Brett author study!!! Jan Brett just might be my favorite children's author.  We will continue to to spend the month of January exploring Jan Brett stories, comparing and contrasting them and learning about her craft as an author and illustrator.  The students used their iPads during a center to scan QR codes and listen to various Jan Brett stories.  So much fun!!!!!



Colton used his iPad to scan the QR code and listen to the story The Mitten,  by Jan Brett.  


Jan Brett scanning centers.

Jan Brett scanning centers.

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