Montauk-Sag Harbor & Shelter Island

Author: kkruse  //  Category: Mrs. Dawson's Summer Vacation

We spent two nights in Montauk, took a little detour into Sag Harbor to view some luxury yachts, and then left our friends in Sag Harbor.  We went on to Shelter Island for the next four days and our friends joined us in two days.  While we were at Shelter we biked, swam, and generally relaxed.  Enjoy the many videos I took while on this part of our trip.

Montauk Yacht Club

Detour into Sag Harbor

Yachts in Sag Harbor

Saying goodbye to the Cummings for now

Island Boat Yard-Shelter Island

Look for your summer letter

Author: kkruse  //  Category: Uncategorized

Hi all,

I am sending out a summer letter to all of you today.  In it you will find a list of helpful items you can bring with you as well as a request for you to think about your favorite book.  A copy of the letter is posted below.

August 21, 2010

Dear (your name),

Welcome to fourth grade. I am really looking forward to seeing you. It is hard to believe that summer is almost over and school will be starting very soon, on Tuesday, September 7th. I hope you are having a wonderful and relaxing summer! In addition to all your summer activities, I hope you have also been enjoying reading books. I have certainly loved having the extra time to read books. This year promises to be filled with the excitement of learning new things and in the process; we will be having lots of fun.

Sometime during the first weeks of school, we will all be sharing with the class a favorite book. Please be thinking about it and more specifically, what makes it your favorite. You can bring the book into school the first week of class or if you don’t have the book anymore, just write down the title and name of the author. I can’t wait to hear all about your favorite book!

You probably have been chomping at the bit to go school shopping for supplies, but, then again, maybe not! While nothing is required, if you would like to bring supplies, these items would be useful. My one special request is that you DON’T bring a pencil sharpener to school!

Two-pocket folder for homework

Glue stick

Packet of post-it notes

Dry erase marker (black preferred)

Dry eraser

Box of tissues to share with your classmates

Hand sanitizer to share with your classmates

We will have time for snack so please make sure to bring a healthy snack each day. It is also important to keep yourself hydrated therefore I encourage you to bring a water bottle to school daily.

There is one other thing you will want to bring to school with you on your first day back. Please bring your curiosity, enthusiasm, and model behavior with you! We will work hard, learn a lot, and have fun in fourth grade, so relax for the rest of the summer! I look forward to seeing you real soon.

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Your new teacher,

Mrs. K. Dawson

Next up Long Island-NY

Author: kkruse  //  Category: Mrs. Dawson's Summer Vacation

After leaving Block Island, we headed off to the tip of Long Island, NY.  No fog this time and a very smooth and short ride.  The weather was still incredible-I don’t know how we got so lucky!  Anyway, our plan was to spend two nights in Montauk at the Montauk Yacht Club where they have 2 pools, a restaurant, showers, and most importantly LAUNDRY facilities.  By now, all of our towels were kind of stinky and we were starting to run out of clean clothes.  The Cummings family was still with us.  The guys and kids rented jet skis and we all just relaxed some more.  We went shopping in town and stocked back up on some of the food and sodas that all the kids had devoured!  I hope your enjoy the videos from Montauk.

Approaching Montauk

Entrance to Montauk

Follow my family on our boat vacation

Author: kkruse  //  Category: Mrs. Dawson's Summer Vacation

We started our annual boat trip on Saturday, August 7th by meeting up with our good friends The Cummings Family from Westford, MA.  They also brought along another family, the Menzes from Methuen, MA.  We spent two nights at Cuttyhunk where I learned to sail on a 420 sailboat.  I was very nervous but had so much fun.  The weather was wonderful while we were there.  However, we left for Block Island in Rhode Island in what we call “pea soup fog”.  We used radar to find our way and then had a couple of incredible days there.  While we were there, we biked, swam, walked, shopped, ate, and just had a great time.  I hope you enjoy the videos from Block Island.

Click here to see our last day at Block Island.

Block Island

Entrance to Block Island

Last Weekend of July

Author: kkruse  //  Category: Mrs. Dawson's Summer Vacation

As beautiful July wrapped up we spent the weekend in Menemsha on Martha’s Vineyard.  Come with me on a tour of my boat DevOcean and then enjoy one of Menemsha’s glorious sunsets!

Click below to see:

Tour of DevOcean

Now click below to see:
Menemsha-Martha\’s Vineyard