Sunday, November 29, 2015

November 25, 2015

It has been a busy few weeks leading up to Thanksgiving. We had our friend Johnny the K back for a visit, our FLEX students celebrated Thanksgiving with their families, third graders created Wampanoag wetus and longhouses, and Mr. Scafidi displayed some more great artwork!

Sam Cederbaum

As the weather begins to get colder, ALL students MUST have a jacket in order to go outside for recess. In addition, students must be wearing pants to go outside. Students wearing shorts will be kept inside for recess. Hats, scarves, and mittens will also be beneficial as the temperature drops.

Johnny the K
John Kelleher, A.K.A. Johnny the K, visited us last week. He brought his guitar, crazy hats, and a great show full of awesome messages. He sang about respecting ourselves and others, being great students, and anti-bullying. Students and teachers enjoyed this fabulous performance brought to us by the PTO!

Family Game Night
We had a fun time last Friday as we gathered in the library to play some great GameWright games! This PTO sponsored event gave families the chance to try before they buy on many popular games.

Thanksgiving Feast
Our FLEX students hosted a wonderful feast for their families. The students and staff members created placemats, decorations, and prepped all of the food. 

Wonderful Wampanoag Dwellings
As part of their Social Studies unit on Pilgrims and Wampanoags, our third graders worked in groups to create either a wetu, a spring home, or a longhouse which was built and used by the Wampanoag during the winter months.

Second Grade Squantos
Mrs. Fitzpatrick's students wrote about Squanto, the Native American who helped the colonists. They also designed their own depiction of Squanto to accompany their writing.

Fourth Grade Mixanimals
In conjunction with their study of animal adaptations, fourth grade students crafted a "new" animal by blending two different animals. They drew their animals, created them out of clay, placed them in a triorama environment, and wrote about the new adaptations of their creatures. Great work!

Spectacular Self-Portraits
Fourth and fifth grade students started off the year making beautiful self-portraits. Using a combination of tracing, gridlines, and patterning, these portraits came out AMAZING!!

Turkey Who?
Mrs. Alcott's students disguised some turkeys so they couldn't be eaten for Thanksgiving. They wrote about their cleverly disguised fowl and hung them in the hallway for all to see.

Musical Fun
Mr. Rheaume is showcasing some of the great activities from music class on his new bulletin board.

Water Cycle Bags
Mrs. Gauthier's and Mrs. Jost's classes are watching the water cycle happen right before their eyes! They have made water cycle bags which hang in the window. The students can now observe evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and collection all inside their bags.

We Are Flexible
As part of our Social Thinking curriculum, we must always remember to be flexible thinkers! There are some great displays throughout the building to remind us all to be flexible!

Shopper's Shoppe
This week the PTO is sponsoring the Lil' Shopper's Shoppe. Students can bring money to purchase holiday gifts for family and friends. Items will range in price from $0.25 to $15. There will also be evening hours on Thursday and Friday.
Celebration Graduation Fundraiser

Upcoming Dates
12/1 - PTO Meeting - DES Library @ 7PM
12/1 - Trimester 1 Report Cards Available on iParent
12/2 - School Committee Meeting - DHS C208 @ 7PM
12/2 - Lil' Shopper's Shoppe - In School
12/3 - Lil' Shopper's Shoppe - In School & 5PM-8PM
12/4 - Lil' Shopper's Shoppe - 5PM-8PM
12/4 - Trimester 1 Spirit Day - Pajama Day