Saturday, November 20, 2010
Mrs. Melanson's 4th grade students made fossils in Science class. I was able to sit in as they took turns and cooperated to create fossils. Naturally they were very excited about working with clay and making various imprints. However, the real excitement came this past Friday when each of them was given their finished piece of work to take home. I walked in and was immediately greeted with proud faces and voices, each eager to tell me what they created, how they did it and what it represented. There is nothing more gratifying when students are excited about sharing their learning. That is learning at it's best! Jack said, "These are so cool, like real footprints. Cam said, "Look at the difference in each of my fossils." Devin said, "I can see the spines in mine". Ask your child about the Scientific Process.....they should be able to explain it.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Have you Filled Your Bucket Today? I highly recommend it. It is worth getting and reading as a family. The theme is treating others well on a daily basis. I give it 4 stars. Let me know if you have read it!
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
A.J. Mariano, framed by members of the Lynn English High School Jr. ROTC Color Guard, pledges allegiance to the flag during opening ceremonies at the Veterans Day celebration at Lynn Woods School Friday. Item photo / Owen O'Rourke
For the complete story: http://www.thedailyitemoflynn.com/articles/2010/11/06/news/news05.txt
Today we had a Veteran’s Day Ceremony. The purpose of the ceremony was to acknowledge the sacrifice and commitment that so many men and women have made to preserve our liberties as Americans. Too often the media, video games and music create images of heroes for our youth that are inaccurate and unfair. Veterans are genuine, courageous heroes. The ceremony was a beautiful tribute to those heroes. The students in grades 4 & 5, under the direction of Ms. Carol, sang patriotic songs. The third graders shared poetry and displayed art work. The highlight of the ceremony was the presentation of the colors by the LEHS ROTC. This team of 4 young adults carried themselves with pride and strength. They went on later to proudly showcase their skills that have won them many awards. Every eye was glued to them. The children watched with wide eyes and gaping mouths. I thank them for being part of our ceremony. There is no school on Thursday November 11 in observance of Veteran’s Day, I urge you all to take a moment from your busy day to thank a Veteran for their selflessness.