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Have a safe and happy summer!!!
To my dear exiting class: it has been a fabulous year. You all contributed to that. I will miss each and every one of you and wish I could keep you forever, but we all know that's not possible! To the parents as well for making 2016/17 so great, I thank you all. Happy summer to you!


(Our Good Citizenship and The Lorax bulletin boards)

3C 2016-2017!!!

Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book Day!


Watch our stop motion videos on Habitat Fragmentation:

aka Mrs. De Souza


3D Rules 2017-2018:




Felix Neck!


2017-2018 Supply List:

(if possible, have these items for school when you arrive back in September)


1 personal magnet

2 dozen pencils (plus extra for when these run out)

2 big erasers

plastic pencil box to hold your stuff

3 glue sticks 

1 pair scissors

1 highlighter

2 dry erase markers

set of markers

set of colored pencils

2 composition notebooks (not loose leaf)

1 3-ring binder

1 sturdy pocket folder for homework

an independent reading book

headphones with a straight plug

a good attitude




Specials Schedule: 






Please send your child with sneakers on gym days and


 with library books on Library Days







Share: Share in 3D is an opportunity for us to get to know each member of our classroom a little better. It is a time to share individual experiences or memories, or show us something homemade. Talking shares are also welcome where you might not have an object, but you want to tell us a true story about yourself. Share is encouraged, but not required. There will not be a share schedule this year, rather an opportunity to share daily if students have somethign they are excited to tell the class about.



Snack: we have fruit offered from the cafeteria if a snack is not packed. You may pack a small healthy snack for the morning and afternoon times for your child, if not, they will be offered a piece of fruit.



Birthdays: if your child has a birthday coming up and you would like to send in a treat, please see me if you are unsure if it meets appropriate healthy eating criteria issued by the state of Massachusetts. 





Celebrations: the children work to fill up a jar of cubes by "getting caught" being good citizens, making safe/ quick transitions, and working hard. Once the jar is filled, we will plan and vote on celebrations throughout the year! (I wonder how many we will squeeze in this year!)



Folders: please help your child to remember to check the homework folder every night for important notices. 




As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions/ general concerns.  



Mrs. (Summer) De Souza 


*Classroom Wish List*

*soccer ball, hula hoops, jump rope (Thank you McCracken family)

*Legos (Thank you Paciello Family and Mrs. Costello!)

*sidewalk chalk (Thank you Finlee and family!)

*cardboard study carrels (Thank you Schoenbergs!)

*Bananagrams (Thank you Finlee and family!)

*Tenzy (Thank you Paige and family!)

*Liberty's Kids DVDs episodes 1-40 (Thank you Navarrette Family!)


About Ms. Clements aka Mrs. De Souza: I was born and raised in Oak Bluffs where my love for teaching was fostered. I started out as an assistant in 6th 7th and 8th grade at the Oak Bluffs School. I went on to complete my Masters degree in Education in a wonderful on-island cohort through Wheelock College. I was lucky to complete my student teaching in the third grade with two amazing teachers! My first year as lead teacher in a well-structured first grade classroom at the Oak Bluffs School was when I took over for my own second grade teacher, Mrs. Jones. My next move brought me to the Tisbury School where I had another fabulous first grade classroom and an amazing group of colleagues. Now, I sit in nostaligia looking back at another accomplished year at the Edgartown School. The students, parents, staff, and administration really make this place a top notch school that I feel lucky to be a part of. Here's to another year of fun learning!

p.s. I was married in September 2016 and am now officially Mrs. DeSouza, but feel free to continue calling me Ms. Clements for the year and any time after that :)... a baby girl is on the way for me, due August 2017 :) I will return to school in November, see you all then!





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File Cabinet File Cabinet for Ms. Clement's Class

February 7, 2017
Skating 2017 pdf.pdf

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November 6, 2016
1620 - Academic Choice.pdf

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November 6, 2016

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September 13, 2016
3rd Grade Curriculum Outline.pdf

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September 6, 2014
Homework Expectations.pdf

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Clements Gallery
Sunning on Field Day


Lunch on Field Day!

Colonial Days Laundry masher

Inside the Cooke House at the MVM

Exploring Colonial Artifacts with Beth at the MV Museum

Esther as a blind mouse for the Book Parade!

Characters for the Book Parade 3/31/17

Book Parade Day: Atticus Finch and Co-Pilot

Knitting with Ms. Melinda!

Guest Reader: Mr. Story

Guest Reader: Mrs. Wannamaker!

Guest Reader: Mrs. Fligor!

Guest Reader: Mr. Pease!

Guest Reader: Mr. Stevens!

Lambs at the Farm Institute

Farm Institute: fibers field trip

Kahlia & Harry Reading in the Nook


Valentine's Day Skating with friends :)

Helpful Mrs. Hurley







Sammie ice skating!!

Karla ice skating!!

Matt and Noah Reading :)

Snake Robot

Robot Pantomime!

Holiday Concert 2016!

Dance Party!

1st Grade Buddies

1st Grade Buddies

Pumpkin Runners!

Getting ready for the Pumpkin Run

3,2,1 Pumpkin Run!

Dictionaries from Dick! Thank you Rotary Club!

Plimoth Plantation

Heading into the 17th Century at Plimoth Plantation!

Avelly on the Mayflower aside a Pilgrim Lady


Kyle's flowers bloomed within minutes :)

Mrs. K and Ms. C with our strong and stable structure

A fun community event at the new library!

Ella and Ms. C at the opening of the new public library :)

3C 2015-16 :)

Holiday Concert--with Mr. Stevens and Ms. Sullivan!!!

Pumpkin Run!

Mrs. K's Dragonfly at Cranberry Acres

3C 2014/15 :)

Dragonfly Nymph

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