This afternoon the seventh and eighth grade students completed their trebuchet projects with a water balloon throwing competition. The project required the students to work in teams designing and building trebuchets that would launch water balloons toward targets on the playground. The four teams launched balloons for five very exciting minutes. The whole school had the chance to watch and cheer on the teams. Points were awarded for balloons that landed and broke in the targets. The number of balloons thrown, and the number of good hits were tallied to give an accuracy percentage that helped determine the winners. Congratulations to all the teams!
"This week we introduced the children to the alphabet starting with the letter A. We had fun with our alphabet action song and learning the new words uppercase and lowercase letters. We did many activities in our apple theme, including describing them, looking at sizes, weighing them, and we even tried to to balance them on our head ( after reading the story Ten Apples Up on Top). In our art area we used scissors, glue, and finger paint to make our apple projects. We ended the week with apple tasting - red, green, and yellow apples, and made a graph of the results. Clifford's Big word this week is "Pip". If you ask your child what it means, they should be able to tell you (it has to do with apples)! Next week we will be continuing the letter A and learning more about Autumn."
From The Kindergarten: "We have conducted many experiments this week in class. Listening to soft and loud sounds and identifying them. Seeing all there is to see. Tasting sweet, sour, salty, and bitter foods. Smelling many different smells, with cinnamon being a class favorite. Touching all types of textures and classifying them. Kindergarten has learned so much using their five senses!"
We are having a Dining for a Cause Fundraiser to Benefit Antioch. On October 2nd, 2013, from 4 PM until 10 PM The Ninety Nine Restaurant in Fall River will donate 15% of your guest check to the school. For Antioch to receive the donation, you will need to present a voucher. Print one or more here and invite some friends!
"This week we introduced the four seasons to the children, asking the question, "What do we see, hear, feel, taste, and touch in each season?" Monday "Summer Fun" included a "pretend beach party", making sunglasses in art; shell and number counting and matching; beach ball throwing and catching and lots of movement activity as we listened to the "Beach Boys"! Tuesday "Autumn Fun" included learning about fall colors and making sponge paint leaves. Wednesday "Winter Fun" - We read The Mitten Tree , a great story about giving and sharing and we also made our own mittens to hang. We did a mitten/number match game along with talking about left and right and things that are in a pair. Thursday "Spring Fun" - We went from flowers growing to our own "Easter Egg Hunt"! Thanks to everyone for bringing in so many things for our season week."