October Update

Happy Fall, Franklin Families!

As the weather cools down we are settling into Quarter 2 with lots of new and exciting learning opportunities in our Elementary Specials classes! Here are a few updates:


Hola! This quarter students are going to learn how to recognize and use common greetings and farewells at the appropriate time of day,  when to use the “tú” form versus the “usted” form, how to ask and respond to simple questions about someone’s feelings and identity, and how to introduce themselves and others. They’ll also learn to identify family members and their relationships. Students will learn through songs, games and lesson activities.

maracas dia de los muertos deocations


Happy Fall to all! We have been working on Fall/Season-inspired artwork in all classes. Additionally, Square 1 Art is underway! Students should have received their free stickers and art catalog of different items available for purchase. Thank you for supporting the arts and our school! Any orders placed by the deadline will be available by the holidays. =) Here are some examples from each grade level:

K – Art Apples

art apples kindergarten

1 – October Puppets

october puppets 1st grade

2 – Autumn Trees Painting Techniques

fall trees 2nd grade

3 – Fall Symmetry

symmetry 3rd grade

4 – Clay Fall Leaves

clay leaves 4th grade

5 – Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls



Scholastic Book Fair was an amazing turnout.  Thank you so much to our Franklin families for their support and enthusiasm for the Wild West evening. barn

From Pirate Ship to Barn, the Scholastic Book Fair at Franklin is a success!

All Kindergarten students, teachers and administrators gathered on October  19th in the Franklin cafeteria to enjoy a reading of Quackers.  From JumpStart.org, the book is described as, “This year’s Read for the Record book is Quackers, by Liz Wong, a delightful story about a kitten who grows up believing he’s a duck, until the day he meets another kitten.  What follows is a sweet tale about understanding, acceptance, and learning that it’s ok to be whoever you want to be. “


The Story Book Parade was a huge success. From Greg Heffley from Diary of a Wimpy Kid to Marry Poppins, our students shined as their favorite book characters.  Thank you to our families for their support in cheering on our very famous students.  Our Franklin teachers shined too with story book themed team costumes.

crayons quit

Happy October from all of your Elementary Specials teachers!

We are definitely a ‘Special’ box of crayons!!! =)

specials crayon pic

Sincerely (Left to Right)

Coach Sasso (Red), Mrs. Swann (Green), Mrs. Vallavanti (Blue), Ms. Rosado (Pink), Ms. Rivera (Orange), Ms. Deacon (Purple)


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