To get into the spirit of spring, AES staff created dioramas using Peeps. Once completed students, staff and visitors were able to vote on their favorite diorama. The winning diorama was Bob Ross and Camping with his Peeps.
Last week Mrs. James taught us about tapping trees for maple syrup. She also taught us how to make maple candy by pouring hot maple syrup onto snow. It was so much fun to watch it harden! She read us a story called “Sugar on the Snow” by Nancy Watson and we made our own prints on paper of maple trees using finger paint!
Antrim Elementary School hosted the monthly Community Supper in Antrim in March. This event is sponsored by different groups each month and is coordinated through The Grapevine. AES served various pasta dishes, salad, garlic bread and an assortment of yummy desserts. AES 4th graders served over 75 people. A delicious, filling meal was enjoyed by all.
Kindergarten got ready for St. Patrick’s Day by making rainbows and leprechaun traps. They ripped scraps of paper and glued them to a blank rainbow, matching the colored paper to the color word written in each spot on the rainbow. This project is part of their writing project about what they would do if we found a pot of gold.
To celebrate the 100th Day of School, Kindergarten did a STEM challenge using 50 toothpicks and 50 marshmallows. The kindergarten students worked together in pairs to build towers using all 100 items. We found that this challenge took lots of patience, communication, team work and fun!
During Kindness week, the students made their own clay hearts. We then came together as a class to figure out a way to attach all of our hearts together into one large heart. We did this project to celebrate being kind to one another and and to understand the importance of working together as a class!
AES celebrated Art Day on Feb 22. The students were divided into 10 cross aged Eagle Groups. Each group visited 4 of 10 various art stations. One station was drumming led by artist Michael Wingfield. Other stations included NHDI, Yoga, Birtds, Empty Pots, Metal Imprints, Weaving, Origami, and Hats.