Early Release Day 9/27

Author: kkruse  //  Category: Important Dates

Please remember that our first early release day is tomorrow, Tuesday, September 27th.  If your dismissal plan is different than normal please make sure you send a note with your child.

School will be dismissed at 12:40.

Our Visit from Vern Laux

Author: kkruse  //  Category: Science

Red-tailed Hawk

Thanks to grants written by Mrs. S. Dawson the entire 4th grade was able to spend time with Mr. Vern Laux from Nantucket.  He shared his expertise and love of birds as well as nature with us.  We started the morning out with a talk as well as a media show of some of his amazing pictures.

Afterwards each class took a nature walk around Shiverick’s Pond while we listened and watched for various birds, insects, flora, and fauna.  Our class was treated to many sites but I think our favorites were the adult and young Red-tailed hawks we saw.

When we returned to our classroom we listed our observations in our sketch pad.  I found a wonderful website that we used to enhance our observations with more details about its appearance, behavior, habitat, and even listen to its different sounds.


In art class, we will be learning how to sketch various birds so that we can sketch the birds we see throughout the year.

Click on the link below to visit the site.

Meet the Teacher Night 9/21

Author: kkruse  //  Category: Important Dates

Please come and visit our classroom on Wednesday night, September 21st from 7:10-7:40 PM.  I am looking forward to meeting your families!

I’m Ready!

Author: kkruse  //  Category: Uncategorized

The classroom is all shiny and ready.  Wait, I’m missing all of you!

You who-where are you??

All spic and span!

End of Summer & Start of a New School Year!

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

Well it’s that time and summer has come to an end.  I don’t know about you but I always look forward to the crispness of fall & the start of a new school year.

I know that I enjoyed every last day of my vacation.  How about you?

On the ferry to Long Island

On our way to NYC to see my 1st Broadway show!

With my bestie-Marty on Fire Island

Times Square in NYC-Phantom of the Opera!

Biking with my son, Chris

Last boat in Menemsha before Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene