A great time was had by all at our Dr. Seuss Literacy & Art Night! Most activities focused around the six books titles that were distributed to MVE students. If I Ran the Zoo activities included the opportunity to read in a cage. Students loved that! Yertle the Turtle did a reader's theater. Sorting compost and planting seeds were hands on activities that went with the book, The Lorax. Green Eggs and Ham stations included Rhyming Bingo and Tic-Tac-Toe. Mrs. Bosco did a creative art and writing project to go with Horton Hears a Who. Students wrote positive message stars for the book The Sneetches. Even the snacks were Dr. Seuss themed with unique peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Hop on Pop popcorn, and Dr. Seuss juice. Mrs. Pillsbury had beautiful artwork displayed throughout the cafeteria that went with each title as well. There was also a surprise visit from the Cat in the Hat. We appreciate all of the support that staff, family and friends provided for this wonderful evening.
Electrical Engineering Project!
Fifth graders in Mrs.Carlen's and Mrs.Woodbury's classes have been working together on an electrical engineering project. In this lesson, students first drew a schematic diagram of a circuit that would light a bulb. Students then exchanged diagrams and built the schematic they had been given. After this step students were asked to then think about how to add a buzzer that would also buzz in the circuit. After much thinking, hands on experimentation, and problem solving, most groups were finally able to construct and draw a schematic diagram of a working buzzer and bulb circuit.
Fifth graders-electrical engineers in the making!
In Physical Education class at MVE grades 3-5 have been participating in The First Tee School Golf Program. Mrs. Waterman invited golf pro Mike Dugas from JW Parks golf course in Pittsfield to instruct the students in basic golf skills. He taught the proper grip, stance and swing for putting, chipping and the full swing. As he taught the golf skills he emphasized the life-enhancing values inherent in golf. The core values taught were respect, responsibility, honesty, integrity,courtesy, preserverence, sportsmanship, judgement and confidence. The students learned a lot and it was great having Mr. Dugas, a real golf professional, here to
help them. The students were very respectful and courteous to him.
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