Sunday, November 13, 2016

November 11, 2016

November is off to a great start at the Elementary School! We held our very own mock election, built some Wampanoag homesites, and completed some great projects! 

Sam Cederbaum

Mock Presidential Election
As the country prepared for the 2016 Presidential Election on November 8, we held out very own mock election sponsored by the JFK Library & Museum. Here are both the DES results and the nationwide results:
DES Results
Hillary Clinton - 149
Gary Johnson - 46
Jill Stein - 32
Donald Trump - 147

Scarecrows, Veterans, and Eagles....Oh My!
Second graders have been busy! Currently on display are their scarecrow projects, Veterans Day activity, and bald eagle writing!

Great Grade 3 Writers
Mrs. Hippert's class did some writing and illustrating about castles and Mrs. Jost's class wrote some autumn poetry.

Fourth Grade Field Trip Recollections
Mrs. Tedisky's class summarized their recent field trip to the Tsongas Industrial Center and wrote about the highlights of their day.

Multiplication Fun!
Mrs. Dagenais's and Mrs. Tedisky's class were practicing multiplication by doing some fun axtivities this week. Some groups of students were playing a multiplication math fact game while other pairs of students were playing tic-tac-toe using multiplication!

Summer Reading Qulits
Fifth graders have written summaries and assembled their summer reading quilts. They look awesome!

You may remember Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally from when you were a student trying to learn the order of operations. Our fifth grade students came up with their own mnemonic devices for PEMDAS.

November's Author Spotlight
This month we focus on Joanna Cole. Best known for her Magic School Bus series, Cole has written countless books that our students adore!

Autumn Haikus
Mrs. Stewart spent time working with students to write some wonderful autumn haikus.

Wampanoag Creations
Third grade students wrapped up their study of the Wampanoags by creating wetus and longhouses.

Scooter Tag Fun!
Mrs. Dupre's class earned some scooter tag time in the gym on Friday! I joined in for a few minutes of the fun!

Awesome Art!
Mr. Scafidi's lessons have led to some amazing creations by our students! Second and third graders worked on self portraits and drew themselves as either LEGO or minion superheroes. second graders also used craypas and designed leaves using warm and cool colors. Third graders also designed leaves with patterns and observed crayon resistance to water colors.

Splendid Songwriters
As a follow-up to the Pop Influences posted previously, students in Mr. Rheaume's classes used these music icons to write their own songs as a class.

Fall Book Fair is Coming
Schedule of Class Visits:
Wednesday, November 16
Mrs. Dagenais @ 8:30-9:00am
Mrs. Theriault @ 9:00-9:30am
Mrs. Martinsen @ 9:30-10:00am
Mrs. Hippert @ 10:00-10:30am
Thursday, November 17
Mrs. Tedisky @ 8:30-9:00am
Mrs. Bertone @ 9:00-9:30am
Mrs. Dupre @ 9:30-10:00am
Mrs. Jost @ 10:00-10:30am
Friday, November 18
Mrs. Woupio @ 8:50-9:40am
Ms. Babigian @ 9:45-10:35am
Mrs. Babola @ 10:35-11:25am
Monday, November 21
Mrs. Chauvin @ 8:50-9:40am
Mrs. Doyle @ 9:45-10:35am
Ms. Baldyga @ 10:35-11:25am
Mrs. Gauthier @ 11:30am-12:20pm

After School Enrichment Announcement
Dear Enrichment Families,
We wanted to let you know due to half days the next two weeks there will be no enrichment classes.  There will be no classes from November 14th to November 25th.  We will resume classes on November 28th.  Enjoy this time with your children!
Erin Alcott and Skye Bomba

Upcoming Events
11/15-11/17 Early Dismissal - 11:45
11/15 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 6pm-8pm
11/16 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 12pm-3pm
11/17 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 12pm-3pm
11/23 - Early Dismissal - 11:45
11/24-11/25 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Recess