As we get closer to the end of the year, I have been reflecting on all that we have done this year. Here is a review of some of the great learning experiences and special visitors your children had.
We saw a great performance by Johnny the K. He was a musician sponsored by the PTO and despite being silly and wearing lots of crazy hats, he had a important life lessons to share with the students.
Claire’s grandmother, who is a librarian from Vermont, was a special visitor who came and read to the class one day.
Our study of traditions and cultures culminated in our special international tasting party on the half day before Thanksgiving. We enjoyed all the delicious foods that the families shared with us that day.
In December at the holidays, some parents came to assist the students in making their ice castles.
Mr. Berube, a Dracut native and former SeaBee, came to school to share his experiences living and working at McMurdo Station in Antarctica.
On Groundhog Day, we went outside and did some science experiments with light and shadows.
We had special guest readers on Read Across America Day in March. They were basketball players from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell.
Representative Colleen Garry came to school to read to the class and talk about government and her job at the State House in Boston.
We had a crazy week when the leprechauns came to visit our classroom near St. Patrick’s Day. This is just one example of some of the shenanigans those tricky leprechauns did while they were in C8!
We had a special presentation about rockets and space exploration!