Seven South School students attended a Humanities Camp during February Vacation. They joined students from all five elementary schools at the West School. "It was fun having something to do with other kids in Stoughton and learn new things at the same time." During April vacation, a STEM Camp will be offered. Students will engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics! Look for an invitation to all third, 4th and fifth graders in March.
The very generous South School PTO has donated a book for every student in our school. Each book contains a nameplate recognizing the Parent Teacher Organization that supports literacy projects such as this. During the week of March 2nd in celebration of Dr. Seuss and Read Across America, students will select a "just right" piece of literature or informational text for keeps. THANK YOU PTO!
Second graders celebrate the 100 th day of school as 100 year old people! Gray hair made with baby powder, grandma's pearls and Papa's suspenders made the outfits! They said they were too tired to go to class!
Below first graders' 100 day projects are so creative. They are displayed outside of Mrs. Russell's classroom.
Fourth Graders in Mrs. Doherty's class showed me their math problem solving skills in real life time. They were challenged to create a restaurant menu that included stipulations such as all entree prices needed to end in an even number and all desserts had to have 9 cents. Using their individual iPads, they researched realistic costs of drinks, entrees, side dishes and desserts from local restaurants. Together they created a guest check and calculated how to split the bill equally. Some worked in groups and others chose to work individually. What a great integration of math, technology, research and oral communication skills!
They have futures in marketing!
Indoor recess has prevailed during these frigid days, so Mr. Carty challenges Mrs. Jolley and me to play PinBall with the second and third graders. "Wow, says one child. You really don't throw like a girl!" He will watch his words next time!
Below we show off our favorite valentines from Lucy. The card reads, "You Rule!" Rulers decorate the card. What a clever way to celebrate, calorie free!
Student Council members sold Happy Hearts for 5o cents.
Below are 2 special ones from Amy, Amanda and Ben.
Mrs. Mulvey will keep the community connected to various news and events through blog postings.