• Dear Families,

    It’s March already and there is so much happening! This month starts off with professional development for MM teachers on Friday, March 9th—there will be NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS. Most of Mary Morrisson teachers will be reaching beyond their classrooms to learn new strategies in the area of teaching Math. No matter how long we've been teaching, we can always benefit from gathering with colleagues and sharing new curriculum ideas. Our goal is to help our students reach the Connecticut Core Standards!

    March is also time for sharing student progress. Students will be receiving their Report Cards on March 29th and Parent Teacher Conference will be scheduled on April 4th & 5th. Our teachers always look forward to sharing your child’s strengths and successes and it is also a good time to set goals for the rest of the year! Teachers will be sending home a form for you to pick the best time to meet – so check those backpacks Soon!

    Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Mary Morrisson celebrated it on March 2nd, Read Across America Day!   This day reminds us to increase our time spent reading at home with our children! Reading with your child has a huge impact on your child’s success in school. It can also be a great way to get some quality time with your child. Use the following ideas to make your reading time more fun!

    • Vary the Location: Read in different places in your house. Build a fort to read in, throw cushions on the floor, or sit by a window. Soon the weather will be better and reading outside can be lots of fun!

    • Books on the Go: Read to entertain your kids while waiting in line, at a doctor’s office, or at a restaurant.   Leave some books in the car so you always have some on hand. The kids can even read in the car to make those rides more peaceful for everyone!

    • Visit the Library: Your child can pick out new books to read and libraries often have fun activities and reading incentive programs that will motivate your child to read more.

    • Read a Chapter Book: Read a chapter book to your child that is too difficult for your child to read himself. It will help to develop his vocabulary and your child will probably be excited each night to find out what will happen next in the book.

    Make reading a part of your daily routine to help your child develop as a reader and to provide a fun family activity that you can enjoy together every day.   Happy reading to you!

    Looking forward to spring!

    - Mrs Miner