AES had a wonderful Enchanted Forest evening which included the Scholastic Book Fair, Letterland activities, Masks and Castles activities, Dinner, Title 1 information and a Reading Room with Therapy Dogs. Pictured here is one of the three therapy dogs listening in as students read to each other.
To encourage students to respect themselves, each other and their surroundings, AES conducted a two week Respect Rollout. When demonstrating respect students were given a sheet of paper to create a “snowball”. The snowballs were gathered and a Snowman was created. Respect is one of the 5 core values of Antrim Elementary School.
As part of the the Children in the Arts’ 1st Festival of Light Lanterns parade in Peterborough on December 1st, AES students created lanterns. Prior to the Peterborough parade AES students lined the halls of AES with their lanterns for all to see.
First Grade has been working on a Native American/Pilgrim unit during the month of November. As part of that unit the students have done many hands-on activities such as weaving, making clay pots and writing with quills and ink. One of the favorite activities is candle-making. Each student is given a candle wick tied to a pencil. Read More: 1st Grade Learns About Candle Making
As part of AES’s Halloween celebration, we spent the morning in our Eagle Groups (cross grade groups). Students were read a book called Pumpkin Town by Katie McKy and together worked on a project related to the story.
In kindergarten, we read The Colour Monster, a book about a monster who’s feelings are all mixed up. He learns that he can sort his feelings into colors. We worked with Jeannie Connolly to make our own color monsters. One side of our monsters are green for when he is calm, and one side is all colors for when he feels mixed up.
On October 15th AES will begin our two week long “Pennies for the PTO” campaign. Ten percent of the funds raised will be donated to the local chapter of End 68 Hours of Hunger with the balance going to the PTO to help fund PTO sponsored programs for our students.