Ms. McGurren and Ms. Kiley’s class read How to Catch a Turkey by Adam Wallace. Afterward, with the help of parent visitors, students followed the Engineering Design Process and planned, built, tested, and improved an “escape device” for their turkey. So many turkeys were able to escape over our “river” to safety! … [Read more...] about Turkey Escape STEM Challenge
The first graders are practicing their addition fluency by playing a math game called “Bump” … [Read more...] about Math Game of “Bump
Second graders in Ms. Balestrieri's class discovered how water shapes the earth’s surface. Students worked together to answer the question, “What’s strong enough to make a canyon?” Through a hands-on activity, students saw evidence of how water is strong enough to carry rocks, sand, and dirt, and leave behind landforms like canyons! … [Read more...] about What’s Strong Enough to Make a Canyon?
Ms. Rossiter's 2nd-grade class designed and used magic e wands to practice the magic e spelling pattern. … [Read more...] about Magic “e” Wands
Students from Washington School, along with classes from the Kindergarten Center, were treated to a visit from local "kidlit" writer, M.D. Payne this morning. Mr. Payne is the author of the series MONSTER JUICE. His other titles include What Is the Story of Scooby-Doo? and Who is R.L. Stine? He has written marketing and creative copy for the famed GOOSEBUMPS series. He has also written for N.Y. Times bestselling Who Was series. Mr. Payne is the parent of a second-grade student at Washington School. … [Read more...] about Author Visit – M. D. Payne