May is upon us Thomas Families!
This year has been the fastest ever, it seems! I hear “time flies when you’re havin’ fun.” That must be why. We have had fun focusing on critical thinking and creativity at school. It appears the students have enjoyed the rich problem-solving, projects, and ability to wonder and ask questions in the classroom. As a building, we will continue to get better at making this learning visible to you.
I know families are hearing from your children about their learning experiences. My hope is they have shared the “Six Thinking Practices” with you. Critical Thinkers question, collaborate, create/innovate, persevere, think flexibly, and communicate with confidence. Students continually share with me what they are wondering. Today, a second grader stopped me to explain how collaboration has been a challenge, continuing to articulate her strategy of giving her team a pep talk when she notices them having a hard time getting along. This is a perfect example of persevering through difficult situations. Teachers are generating new approaches to learning, which involve greater creativity prompting the need for flexible thinking in listening to the ideas of others to approach a group task. Finally, I have noticed students with greater confidence when presenting their ideas, as we stress this daily. What amazing life skills our children are developing!
Between now and June 6th, we will take advantage of every learning situation. Thank you for sending your children to Thomas each day ready to learn. We will make the most of every moment, whether we are in class, on a field trip, or at Super Games. We are continually learning! Please take part in all of the experiences remaining this school year! Partnering with you to support your child’s well-rounded experience is important to us. Together we make a terrific team!
May/June Calendar of Events
Teacher Appreciation Week- May 2nd-6th
Thank you, Families, for all of your support of our staff!
PTO Movie Night featuring Inside Out-Friday, May 6th at 6:00 p.m.
Board of Education Meeting-May 9th, 1919 Building at 7:00 p.m.
Leadership Day-May 11th for Central Ohio Educators
May Day Celebration-May 19th
Volunteer Luncheon-May 19th So thankful for all of your assistance!
Third Grade Field Trip-May 24th
Preschool Last Day-May 26th
Kindergarten Field Trip-May 27th
First Grade Field Trip-May 27th
Third Grade Field Trip-May 27th
Memorial Day-No School-May 30th
Fifth Grade to Llewellyn Park- May 31st
Sells Middle School Panel visits 5th Grade-May 31st
Super Games-June 1st
Second Grade to Llewellyn Park-Jun 2nd
Kindergarten Celebration- June 3rd
Fifth Grade to Magic Mountain-June 3rd
Fifth Grade Celebration-June 6th at 2:15 p.m.
Last Day for Students-Monday, June 6th
Report Cards Sent Home with Students