Students should be VERY proud of themselves for all the hard work they put into their independent research projects. They presented their information like professionals. Well done!
What rich history we have here in Middlefield and Durham! Last Friday, our class was fortunate enough to take a local history field trip. We visited significant historical sites in both Durham and Middlefield. We are very thankful for Lorrie Martin, who guided us through Durham, sharing her expertise of the town's history. In Middlefield, we visited the town hall and met with the First Selectman. While there, Mr. Bailey provided us with wonderful information on his job and shared some interesting stories of the history of Middlefield. Our last stop was to the Lyman Homestead, where our very own Mrs. Bascom (retired John Lyman School teacher -and member of the Lyman family), shared her family's rich history in farming and industry. We toured the homestead, enjoyed cider and donuts from the orchard, and had some good old fashioned, run around FUN on the property. It was a wonderful day!
Readers collaborated on the study of endangered species. They worked very hard to read, take notes, synthesize information and create a presentation to share their expertise with classmates. To top off this study, we took a trip to the Bronx Zoo where we observed our animals in action. It was an AMAZING experience!
Many thanks to Mrs. Michael for helping us strengthen our critical thinking skills through an amazing unit exploring the properties of matter.
Our writers did a wonderful job sharing their author/illustrator collaborative work with classmates. They produced beautiful, descriptive winter writing pieces with stunning illustrations!
Students had a great time using the green screen to report "live on location" about our extreme weather study. We created a news report and shared it at assembly.
Our class has been exploring pilgrims through Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This STEAMwork has been great fun and is helping us sharpen our problem solving skills!
We thoroughly enjoyed our work with Don Cooper! Throughout this residency, students made connections between music, math and science. We had fun singing, dancing, creating instruments and composing music.
Check out some pictures from our work with Mr. Cooper, below:
Congratulations Room 15 students! You did a great job sharing your "Top Ten Tips for a Terrific School Year!"