4 Tablespoons butter
1 small white onion, chopped
2 cups fresh pumpkin chunks
2 cups milk
1/2 cup strong chicken broth
1/4 tsp. white pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. sweet basil
Sprinkle of nutmeg
Melt butter in Dutch oven. Add all other ingredients and simmer until pumpkin is soft. Run through blender, then pour back into pot to heat the soup
I can’t comment on what it is like at your home, but I know that I often feel that my children are over-scheduled between soccer games and practices and other activities. Check out this quick Video regarding a good balance between PDF: Play, Downtime and Family.
During Team Time this week, Mrs. Carreiro was in data meetings with the teachers, so Ms. O’Neill worked with the students.
Ms. O’Neill read Big Mean Mike to the group and they loved it! From Amazon: Big Mean Mike is the biggest, toughest dog in the whole neighborhood. He has a big, mean car that he likes to drive around the big, mean streets. Everyone knows that Mike is big and mean, and that’s just the way he likes it. But one day a tiny, fuzzy bunny shows up in his car. Mike can’t believe it! Before anyone can see, he puts the bunny down on the sidewalk and drives away. When the tiny, fuzzy bunny shows up again — and this time brings a friend — Mike tells them both to get lost. Big mean dogs do not hang out with tiny, fuzzy bunnies! But gosh, those bunnies sure are cute. . . . From best-selling author Michelle Knudsen and illustrator Scott Magoon comes a comical lesson about how keeping up your image is not nearly as fun as being your own quirky self.
Our Smartboards have arrived and by Monday morning, all of the new Smartboards will be mounted and in use. This is such exciting news for our Fuller Meadow teachers! Thank you to the MSC and the citizens of Middleton for supporting this endeavor. The new boards are WONDERFUL and the children are having such a fun time getting to use them! Below are photos of Mrs. Sharffenberg’s class using it to play an Elmo rhyming game and Mrs. Fuller’s class is using the Smartboard for calendar. Mrs. Fuller’s class was also dancing out the days of the week to the Marcarena song. So much fun learning going on at Fuller Meadow School!
This week we began Team Time with all three grade levels. Team Time is an opportunity for the students at a particular grade level to get together with myself or other staff and the teachers get together and work on professional development. Typical topics for the students’ team time include: health and nutrition, bullying prevention, and other pro-social activities. It is a wonderful opportunity for me to spend time with the students and get to know them in a personal manner.
This week’s team time was led by Mrs. Marshall. Because we have several children in our school with life-threatening food allergies, it is important to empower students with knowledge about allergies, and how they might help their friends in an emergency situation.
We watched this video ALLERGY HOME, and then had a conversation with the students about allergies and how to react if one of their classmates, or a person around them showed signs of an allergic reaction.
If you have questions or concerns about allergies, or would like further information, please call Mrs. Marshall at school, or email her at DMarshall@middletonps.org.