Dear Lawrence Families,
The classrooms are buzzing with teaching and learning during the holiday stretch. From Kindergarten to fifth grade, students are engaged in learning about geometric shapes, solving addition equations, learning about shadows, identifying singular and plural words, graphing data, identifying elements of various bridge designs, writing personal narratives, learning how to play complex songs on the recorder, writing and then solving World Cup math problems using multiplication and division, researching about birds and using the new 3-5 Spelling Connections curriculum.
In grades 6-8, students are learning about the importance of irrigation technology to support a settled community in Mesopotamia, designing and creating Netflix summary pages based on book group books, learning about the water cycle, practicing how to calculate the area of a circle, studying about Ancient China, reading short stories and then analyzing one story of their choice to write about theme and author’s craft, learning about the Bill of Rights and analyzing cases that pertain to the those rights, speaking Spanish and French to each other, and so much more.
In addition to content learning, grade 8 students continue to be such positive role models as they sign up to be chaperones for the PTO Early Release Movie Days after already providing support during the Apple Pie making afternoons before the Thanksgiving break. They have demonstrated their capacity to be positive role models and contribute to our learning community. The younger students love having them with them!
Please know we will have Spirit Days on the four Fridays in December! This will give the students and all of us a fun way to wrap up each week as we close out the calendar year. SO...
Friday, December 2= Favorite Sports Team Attire Day
Friday, December 9=Favorite Hat Day
Friday, December 16=Pajama/Comfy Clothing Day
Friday, December 23 (Noon Dismissal )=Lawrence Apparel or Maroon and White clothing day
Early Release Days in December:
Thursday, December 1, 2022: All K-8 students are dismissed at 12:40pm.
Wednesday, December 7, 2022: All K-8 students are dismissed at 12:40pm.
Friday, December 23, 2022: All K-8 students are dismissed at 12:00pm.
I want to thank the staff for their continued robust and rigorous planning. I also want to thank you (all the Lawrence families) for your commitment to working with the Lawrence staff in educating all of our students. There are many gifts to give and receive during the holidays, none greater than the gift of an education.
To all of you, I wish you the most relaxing, restful, joyful and loving holiday season.