Sunday, October 23, 2016

Our First CSA Play!

Thank you to the families who brought this incredible experience to many of our students over this past week!  The children learned their songs and lines in FOUR DAYS.  The "Elves and the Shoemaker" was funny, entertaining, engaging and flawless.  Children, we are proud of you and can't wait for next year!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Water and Climate in Grade 3

Ms. Thornton’s 3rd graders took advantage of the gorgeous weather this week and enjoyed a bit of outdoor learning for their Water and Climate science unit. This particular investigation involved collecting small samples of natural materials including living and dead plant material and earth materials. They put drops of water on the materials to simulate rain and observe what happens. The focus question for this lesson was “What happens outdoors when rain falls on natural materials?”

Awesome session. And to top it off, a beautiful BALD EAGLE flew above, calling out to everyone!! Wow!!!!

Thank You Andover Police and Fire!

Recently we had an assembly to honor the police officers and firefighters that help keep us safe and are a critical part of our Andover community.  We also had one of our own parents join us from Homeland Security! The children welcomed them as we announced each officer and firefighter by name, sang songs to them and presented them with banners for the public safety building.  The firefighters showed the children the different parts of their uniform and how it keeps them safe and the police officers told the children they would be coming this year to practice a safety drill.  Thank you again, Andover Police and Fire, for all that do!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Kindergarten Goes to the Farm!

Kindergarten students went to Ingaldsby Farm on Friday and came back with a pumpkin and a smile!

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Elementary Leadership Scarecrow

Look for the scarecrows in town that were made by our Bancroft students and the Elementary Leadership Team!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Mrs. Costa Teaches Fourth Grade!

Mrs. Costa has had a ball teaching some fourth and fifth grade classes over the past couple of weeks. These are grades she has not yet worked with so teaching them was the best way to gain this experience.  She had a blast acting out poems with Mrs. Mallon's students on National Poetry Day!

Leading the Pledge and Showing Off Our Art

Jacob, Sarah and Logan led the School Committee in the Pledge of Allegiance last Thursday.  In addition to seeing them take this risk and do a wonderful job, we also got to see our students' art work proudly displayed in the School Committee room and the hallways of central office!