Archive for ‘Weather’

March 8, 2013

Chess Club Announcement

Chess clubBecause of the snow day, Chess Club is obviously cancelled.

Today was the deadline for submitting registrations for the new session which begins next week. HOWEVER, due to the snow day, the deadline will be extended to Monday March 11.

By Wednesday, March 13, students and parents will be informed on whether they’ll be in the club for the next session. If we have too many registrations, we’ll have to hold a lottery.

January 31, 2013

Mrs. Symonds’s Second Graders

Snow Cat

Mrs. Symonds’s second grade class has been studying weather. As a way to show their understanding of weather, they wrote weather haikus.

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by Alyssa

I love snow so much!!
I love to make a snowman.
Hot chocolate, yum!
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by Maya

Snow is soft and white.
I love to play in the snow.
Snow is wonderful.

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October 13, 2012

Winter Coat Drive


First Community Service Learning Project:


If you have adult or children’s coats that are in good condition, but you’ve outgrown them, or have bought new ones, please send them to school. We will deliver them near the end of the month to the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Center.

Winter Coats

Our fourth graders study about immigrants who have made contributions to our country, including some of the hardships they go through. This is a way to help others, while also making this learning more meaningful. Mrs. Connolly’s class is leading this CSL project.

This is the thanks the Director emailed last fall:

Most of the refugees in our program arrive from countries with warm climates and they have never owned a winter coat or cold weather clothing… Imagine the delight of a refugee child playing in snow for the first time!

April 2, 2012

Mrs. Early’s Second Graders

We have been busy in second grade reading and writing poetry. Here are some terrific poems written by Mrs. Early’s Room 5 students. Some students chose to write Haiku poetry, some chose to write a list poem modeled after “A City Is” in our Literacy By Design reading program, and others chose to write their own style of poetry. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed writing them and sharing them in school!

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Stratus Clouds

by Liam Mahar

Like big, low blankets
Stratus brings big rain that pounds
I am Stratus Cloud

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by Charlotte Harnois

Stratus are very gray
Stratus make bolts of lightning
Lightning strikes, it rains

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March 1, 2012

Mrs. Gustafson’s Second Graders

The students in Room Six submitted essays to the fifth annual Curiosity Challenge sponsored by the Cambridge Public Schools, Cambridge Public Library and MIT. According to their website:

Great scientists and innovative technologists are immensely curious – they want to know how to prevent disease, if there is life on Mars, how to create social communities on a global scale, and what sociable robots tell us about ourselves. They are eager to acquire knowledge – it’s the mark of a true scientist.

We know that future scientists are in school right now, learning to read, write and make a positive contribution in life. But we are curious. We want to know more about these future scientists. The challenge invites, even dares school students to create a piece of writing that shows their curiosity and how it prompted them to explore their world.

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January 4, 2012

Nurse’s Notes (Jan ’12)

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By Annette Hanson M.Ed., BSN, RN, School Nurse

As we begin a New Year, I wish health and happiness to all. I hope everyone had a chance to visit with family and friends over the December vacation. I want to thank all the Paton parents, students, and faculty who bought presents for the Snowman requests. Thirteen of our Paton students benefitted from your generosity.

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January 3, 2012

Ms. Ward’s Second Graders: Weather Books

The second graders in Ms. Ward’s class are learning about weather. Each student read a book about weather and then wrote an article summarizing the information.

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by Lauren

Book Title: Season to Season
Author: Anita Ganeri
Article Title: All About Winter

When parts of the earth are tilted away form the sun, they have winter. It is the coldest time of year. There can be frost or ice on the ground, and it may snow. In winter, it is dark for much longer than it is light. In the winter, it sometimes is dark in the morning when you get up. In the winter, it gets dark early in the evening.

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by Zackary

Book Title: Tornadoes
Article Title: Wacky Tornadoes

Tornadoes are very dangerous because they can kill a lot of people. Tornadoes are like twisters too. Twisters have spinning tops.

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April 1, 2011

Mrs. Gustafson’s Second Graders

True Stories of Achievement Reports
From Mrs. Gustafson’s Class
A Second Grade Social Studies Project

These reports and others will be shared with family and friends at the Grade Two Celebration on Wednesday, April 13, 2011.

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True Stories of Achievement: Wilson Bentley

By Jake Pehl

Wilson Bentley showed achievement in the area of Science. He achieved distinction by being the first person to take close up photographs of snowflakes.

Wilson Bentley was born on February 9, 1865 in Jericho, Vermont. In the beginning of his life he went to school only for a few years. Then his mother taught him at home. His happiest days were snowstorm days. He said that snow was beautiful.

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