Incoming Kindergarteners Visit the Memorial Learning Commons

September 8, 2017

We were excited to welcome our incoming Kindergarteners to hear a story in the Learning Commons on Thursday.   We look forward to introducing students to the changes that were made over the summer.   Please remind your students to bring back any books that were checked out for the summer vacation.   The Learning Commons is looking for adult volunteers to help this school year. Please contact Mrs. Myer…

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Who to Call When You Need Help

September 5, 2017

The beginning of the school year is always exciting, but it can also bring stress.  And when technology isn’t working the way you would like it to, that stress is exacerbated.  To get the right help to you in the shortest time, you need to know who is best positioned to help you. First of all, always start with School Dude.  I’ve included the link to Faydeen Sateriale’s email at…

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Budding Meteorologists Shine in Ms. Felton’s Kindergarten Class

April 10, 2017

Ms. Felton’s Kindergarten class at Memorial Elementary has been learning about weather.  To show their knowledge, each student wrote about the type of weather they would like to report for the day.  Students visited the Memorial Learning Commons, where they were excited to read their sentences and post the high temperature of the day on a thermometer while being videotaped in front of a green screen.  The students watched themselves with…

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Journal Writing in Grade 1 Implementing Google Docs

March 15, 2017

Mrs. Burnham’s first grade has been working on their writing journals in Google Docs. This has been a great collaboration piece for her students. Students have learned how to share their journals with Mrs. Burnham and their classmates. They edit them together and make suggestions as a class as to how to improve on their writing as well as celebrate their terrific writing as a class.  It has been a…

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Read Across America – Dr. Seuss’ Birthday at Memorial School

March 3, 2017

Memorial students celebrated Read Across America in the library this week by listening to Dr. Seuss’ stories. 3rd graders -“Bartholomew and the Oobleck”.  Students made and studied oobleck (which was created based on Dr. Seuss’ 1949 story); 1st and 2nd graders – “Cat in the Hat” and completed a STEAM project of engineering and building a tower of Dr. Seuss hats using paper and red cups. Kindergarteners read “One  Fish,…

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3rd Grade Plays Name That State, City And Body Of Water

March 1, 2017

Memorial third grade students have been working on a mapping activity in Notability.  Students have been playing a mapping game to locate cities, towns, bodies of water, bordering states and products that are all found in Massachusetts.  Students have been learning how to use the tools in Notability to create their map and share it with their teachers to tie into the social studies curriculum.  It has been a great…

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Memorial Kindergarten Classes Read “Glow” by WH Beck

January 13, 2017

This week, Kindergarten classes read “Glow” by WH Beck and learned about Bioluminescent creatures – fireflies, anglerfish, fungi, octopus, dragonfish, lanternfish, and squids.  We learned that animals glow for several reasons – to hunt, to hide, to find a friend, to lose an enemy, to trick, to call for help and to fight back.  The Memorial Learning Commons is now decorated with “glowing” squids made by the students.

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First Grade Uses Drawing Pad at Memorial

December 16, 2016

This week, the first graders came to library and read The Hat by Jan Brett with me.  We discussed how Mrs. Brett uses the illustrations to give clues on what will happen on the next page.  After reading the story, students were asked to use the Drawing Pad app to draw their favorite character from the story and add a piece of clothing.  Students were excited to present their drawing.

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Hour of Code at Memorial School!

December 16, 2016

Students participated in the Hour of Code last week.  Some students used Code.org to code Minecraft as well as Moanna tasks.  Some fourth and fifth grade classes are working in groups to graph either a shape or design a maze.  The next step is to code the Sphero to roll its way around or through.  Each group needs to include a sound and at least one color change.  Students continue…

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