I am pleased to announce Room 20's Students of the Month for January. They are Elise K. and Krish S. Both of these exemplary students demonstrated a solid work ethic during the month as they performed all that was asked of them, in addition to offering help and support to their classmates. I was especially impressed with Elise's and Krish's performance during this year's Bridges sessions with Burlington's senior volunteer community. They demonstrated the ALL rule (being Articulate, Look the person in the eye when speaking, and speaking Loudly) during each and every Bridges session. Congratulations to Elise and Krish for a job well done!
Yesterday, Grade 4 students participated in their final Bridges session of the year. The lesson, How Old is Old?, afforded kids an opportunity to think critically and discuss the similarities and differences between the terms "age" and "old." Based on the hour-long discussion, kids have a solid understanding that "age" is simply a number, while "old" is a relative term that considers one's "state of mind." You're as old (or young) as you feel! This year's Bridges program was a win-win for students and seniors alike. I marveled at the caring relationships that developed during our six-week journey. Both kids and seniors learned much about their new friends ~ new learnings they will carry with them forever. While yesterday was the final session of the year, we will be meeting one additional time for our Bridges reunion ~ date and time to be determined. Below is a group photo of Room 20's 2017 Bridges family. Enjoy!
One of our senior volunteers, Sylvia, missed the last two Bridges sessions due to medical issues. The kids thought it would be fun to create a "get well, we miss you" video for Sylvia. So, here it is!
Yesterday morning at Fox Hill, students and teachers were entertained by Ms. Nanette Perrotte as she presented an interactive tribute to Ms. Ella Fitzgerald, The Queen of Swing! Ms. Perrotte shared some stories of Ms. Fitzgerald's beginnings and her road to stardom. The 30-minute program wowed the crowd as demonstrated by students' and teachers' active participation. Enjoy a few photos of the assembly, along with Ms. Perrotte's presentation of Ella's "Old MacDonald Had a Farm!"
Tomorrow is Patriots Day at Fox Hill! Kids, please wear your Patriots gear (shirts, sweats, hats, etc.) to school tomorrow. If you don't have any Patriots gear, just wear anything red, white, or blue. Let's send good vibes to the Patriots as they try to bring home another Lombardi Trophy; this time for winning Super Bowl LI!