As part of a shared literature experience, 4th graders in Mrs. Doherty's class and 1st graders in Mrs. Russell's class worked together. Older students read while younger students sequenced the stories' events. The pictures from There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell and There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow helped them learn cause and effect, too.Ms. Shanley, Special Education teacher assisted in the final product of the publication of a folding book. Students love to learn from the very excellent older students who are so patient and kind to their younger friends.
The fifth graders paid a special 'singing' visit to the residents of the Copley Nursing Home. They walked all decked out in holiday garb to the facility on December 20th. Their teachers Miss Gabriels and Miss Pires accompanied them in song. Lead by Mrs. Bauman, they sang a variety of holiday songs as well as some jazzy tunes. One such song "We Wish You a 'Swingin' Holiday" got their feet tapping. Foster commented kindly that he enjoyed singing for them. He asked if they would be getting lots of presents. One lady made him laugh when she said, "Not as many as you will!" Special thanks to Mrs. Jolley (for taking photos), Mrs. Molin, Mrs. Standring and Mrs. Small for joining us. One special moment was when Miss Pires was introduced to Mrs. Helen Hansen. She felt honored to meet the former principal of the Helen Hansen School. Peace to all in this holiday season!
South School students in grades 4 and 5 performed for parents and the whole school.
Their instrumental and choral talents were exceptional this year. The concert put us all in the holiday spirit! Ms. Bauman, Miss Dorgan, Mrs. Sly and Mr. Davey teach and lead our budding musicians. It is amazing how quickly they learn to play instruments, read music, and sing in key.
Mrs. Mulvey will keep the community connected to various news and events through blog postings.