Thursday, June 8, 2017

Fun in the Sun!

Welcome Baby Adalynne!

We are excited to share that Ms. Leighton had her baby girl, Adalynne Hope on June 6th. The kids were so excited to see pictures of Ms. Leighton's precious bundle of joy!  

We sent Ms. Leighton and Addie a picture to share how excited we are! It made their day!


Please remember to have your child...

  • Apply sunblock and bug spray at home (if needed).  
  • Wear sneakers
  • Bring a change of clothes, towel, and water bottle (Please label all items from home!)
Thank you for your support! We are looking forward to a fun day!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Summer Resources

Hello, Starfish!

It is hard to believe that summer is RIGHT around the corner! Before things start to get crazy around here with the last few weeks of school, I wanted to send you a blog post about great resources that you can access over the summer with your soon-to-be-2nd Grader! (can you believe it?) Below are some ideas that you can use over the summer to continue stretching your brain with all the strategies you learned in first grade.

Here are links to some of the resources:

IXL MathPractice the following skills this summer that we've been working on at the end of first grade

Log-in Information
Username: first initial and last night @ stratham
Password: sms

Journal Buddies: different writing prompts celebrating summer! You could start a journal to help you remember all of your summer 2016 memories :)

Write to Mrs. Murphy and Baby Grayson: Write to Mrs. Murphy and Grayson over the summer.  You can either email us at or send us snail mail to 55 Ash Street Dover, NH 03820. We can't wait to write back to you and send you pictures of our adventures!

Wiggin Summer Reading Program: get rewarded for reading some amazing books this summer! Here are some great summer reading lists to check out:

Remember, your MOST IMPORTANT job this summer is to relax and have fun! The Highland Street Foundation is offering free admission to 8 various attractions every Friday throughout the summer! Check out the list of attractions below:

As always, please email or call if you need further assistance about helping your child transition from first grade to second grade over the summer.  I may have more ideas specific to your child's needs! 

Thank you! 

A Special Grand Lunch

We had very special guests at SMS today. The kids really enjoyed your visit!