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Happy New Year!

I write this new post on the eve of returning to school. I hope you enjoyed your holidays and vacation. I spent most of the month of December preparing for and then performing in a winter solstice production called Christmas Revels. It was a wonderful way for me to satisfy my love of music. The final show was December 27, so I have been enjoying the balance of my vacation by relaxing with my husband and sons and catching up. Hopefully, you and your family are well rested, and your children are ready for new challenges. We have much to accomplish in this second half of the year.

For now, I invite you to review each page of this blog for a look back at the major topics we completed in the month of December 2017 and a look ahead at what January 2018 has in store for us. As always, feel free to contact me during the day by phone at school (781.238.5684) or by e-mail at (   – Mrs. Jaffe

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Enter the Holiday Season

With our waistlines expanded from a well-deserved Thanksgiving break, we settle back into school for the final month of the calendar year. November is challenging for all teachers, because we had few five-day weeks the entire month. No doubt, we all love a break, but it disrupts the continuity of learning. Of course, December is not much better – children are understandably looking forward to the holidays and the mid-winter break at the end of the month.

As the year progresses, students are maturing, accepting and understanding their responsibilities, and rising to the challenges before them. It is exciting to see such changes. I hope you see these signs at home, as well. I enjoyed meeting with many of you this past week for parent-teacher conferences. It was a pleasure to share with you your children’s numerous accomplishments.

On a personal note: I will be performing this month in the Christmas Revels. This annual, winter solstice celebration is held at Sanders Theater at Harvard University. It is one of the highlights of my year, and this year I even have a featured solo. Don’t be surprised if you see a slight decrease in the homework I assign starting the week of December 4. My rehearsal and performance schedule pick up this coming week. If you are interested in knowing more about the Christmas Revels, check out the Revels web site at .

I invite you to visit each page of this blog for a summary of the major topics we covered in November and a preview of some of the topics we are soon to explore. As always, feel free to contact me during the day by phone at school (781.238.5684) or by e-mail ( 

– Mrs. Jaffe

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I Made a Mistake!


Please remind your child to bring his/her SUN BRACELET to school on Monday. I forgot to have us do one thing with the bracelets in yesterday’s science class.

Thank you!

Mrs. Jaffe

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