As we head into summer and the end of the school year, it is time to say goodbye to some of our teachers who will be retiring this year. We caught up with Todd fifth grade teacher Suzanne Mauriello to find out about her post-retirement plans, as well as her favorite memories from her time at school.
Sometimes it takes just one person to make a difference. Ryan Russin, a fifth grader in Amanda Schwartz’s class at Todd Elementary, has recently begun a project that is meant to uplift other students and, according to him, help them feel better about themselves.
Get ready for cuteness overload! Todd Kindergartners have been learning all about ladybugs in science class and after creating habitats for them, they got to hold live ladybugs in their hands and examine them up-close.
Fourth grade is an important year in elementary school, as students enter the “tween” years and take on more responsibility. One way to practice more responsibility is by becoming “reading buddies” with kindergartners. This year, however, this tradition looks a little different.
The laughter of students playing tetherball together and the squeals of a boy rolling down on the grass at recess were a sure sign that things are, slowly but surely, getting back to normal. Todd Elementary first and third graders enjoyed outdoor recess at separate areas of the schoolyard in the cool, spring air.
Who doesn’t love cute little elephants with polka dots? Apparently, they are a big hit at Todd Elementary School. Recently, kindergartners and first graders got a special treat – a virtual visit by author and illustrator Mike Curato, whose popular series of books about Little Elliott, an endearing polka-dotted elephant, has won him critical acclaim. The event was sponsored by the Todd PTA, which also gifted to kindergartners a copy of “Little Elliot, Big Fun.” They also gave to first graders a copy of “What If..” and to teachers a copy of “The Power of One: Every Act of Kindness Counts,” both of which Mike Curato illustrated.