Sunday, April 30, 2017

Taking care of the Earth and showcasing our talents!

With Earth Day on April 22nd, 1st through 5th grade students have been learning different ways to take care of the environment.  Soon they'll put their language skills to use by delivering persuasive speeches about ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. Meanwhile, K students have been busy studying different fruits and vegetables and writing informational sentences. 

2nd graders reading the story of Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Wangari Maathai,
and her successful efforts to rebuild the forests of Kenya.  

High School Science Center Intern, Dhruvesh, helping students draft their persuasive arguments about
why others should reduce, reuse, recycle. 
Ready to take care of the Earth! 
1st grader Olivia feeling inspired :) 

2nd graders putting their words into action by recycling. 
Dhruvesh making even complex climate science easy to understand. 

Congrats to all the students,  including Olivia, Hayato & Julia,
who participated in the  Memorial Talent Show before vacation.
 It was so exciting seeing you perform! 
Students adding details in their words and illustrations! 

K students showcase their super writing progress. 

Monday, April 3, 2017

March Happenings

Check out the photos below to see what students have been learning! Best wishes to our 3rd through 5th grade students who will be taking the state test, MCAS, this week on April 4, 5, & 6th. 

Thank you to Talles' parents, Cesar & Ruylene Barros,  for their wonderful presentation about Brazil. 2nd grade students loved seeing the beautiful pictures and learning about the country's rich history, vibrant culture and unique geography.  
We are planning to study each 2nd grade student's family's country of origin,  so let us know if you would be interested in visiting or sending in items/information. 
Obrigada to the parents of Julia for sending in a beautiful hand-woven basket from Brazil
Students learning to Samba! 
Check out our moves :) 
Students in first through fifth grade continue to
correspond with their pen pals in California.

Ready to write! 
Locating San Diego on the map! 

K students descriptive writing about farm animals.