Monday, February 29, 2016

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

This Wednesday marks Theodor Seuss (Dr. Seuss) Geisel's 112th birthday. We'll be celebrating all week long with his stories, a Brain Pop video about his life and works, and fun activities.

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Third Grade MA Historical Figures Movie

On Wednesday our third graders participated in their "wax museum" where they were dressed as their MA historical figure and presented all of their research as well.  After the wax museum concluded in the morning, the third grade students and teachers, Miss Carney and Mrs. Ardizzoni organized an activity where throughout the day, every student came to the lab in character, and we recorded them.  Students stood in front of the green screen, which had an appropriate background, and they were asked to introduce themselves in character and tell us at least two important or significant events in their character's life.  Please enjoy their video below.  Two iPad apps were used to create the video - Green Screen by Do Ink and iMovie.

Monday, February 22, 2016

A Call For Legos and Kinex

As we begin to establish our Maker Space here in the LTC, we're looking for Lego and Kinex sets. If you or anyone you know has sets that you'd like to donate, please contact Miss Carney at (781) 221-7798 or email

Thanks in advance for your generosity and help!

LTC Happenings

Welcome back from February break! We hope it was fun and restful.

It's been very busy here in the LTC! Here's a quick update:

We've been working with our fourth graders as they work on their National Parks project. Mrs. Ardizzoni and Miss Carney talked with all three classes about how to cite our sources- both print and digital- and why it is so important to give credit to the sources we use in research projects. Students were given graphic organizers to help them organize their information and make it easy to cite their sources in their bibliographies. Stay tuned to see their final products!

Fourth and fifth grade classes are reading Crenshaw by Catherine Applegate with Miss Carney, and we are almost finished! Crenshaw tells the story of Jackson- whose family has fallen on hard financial times- and his imaginary friend Crenshaw the cat, who reappears in Jackson's life just when Jackson needs him most. We're enjoying it very much so far!

Our MCBA Book Club for fourth and fifth graders has been great! We've had some really fun and insightful book discussions since we began in October. We'll be discussing February's selection- Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman- on Monday, February 29th at recess.

We also completed two exciting glyph projects with our Kindergarten and 1st grade classes. Stay tuned for more about those fun projects- complete with pictures!