Friday, June 24, 2016

nature walk and music

Third grade haikus were posted in these woods so we went to check it out. I guess they take them down when school ends. It's too bad we didn't get to read them but it was still nice to take a walk!

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Later on our way to get ice cream we found a random piano. Jane has been teaching herself how to play the Harry Potter theme song!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

end of the school year

Malcolm was happy it was the last day of school! Both kids ended up having several friends in their new classes, so they're excited for fourth and second grade.

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After school we went to a pool party!

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The next day Malcolm had Colin over. They played Star Wars!

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

father's day

Our father's day plan of seeing a live band at the local winery last year was foiled by rain, so we did it this year. We had a picnic lunch during the concert.

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On our way out we saw some huge tadpoles!

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root beer cookout

We had a cookout the other day, mostly so we could justify Malcolm drinking root beer. The kids think when they drink soda out of can's they're "cool dudes."

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Potato chips at the cookout, of course!

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Strawberry shortcake was another given.

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We picked six quarts of strawberries the other day. They're delicious!

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

author's day

The students in Malcolm's class had their parents come in for author's day. Each child read their book aloud to their table and showed the pictures. Malcolm wrote about an arctic hare and a polar bear.

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Even though he got dressed up, he didn't want his photo taken!

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After the stories were done we saw a slideshow of photos from the last two years. A lot of us were in tears!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

3rd grade open house

Jane was really excited to show us what her class worked on in third grade!

Fraction pizza:

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Poster about herself:

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Cursive writing book:

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Biography project on J.R.R. Tolkien:

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We also saw projects she worked on about minerals, the Revolutionary War and the history of our town. She learned a lot this year!

Monday, June 13, 2016

spiders and frogs

For some reason the science museum was deserted on Sunday morning. We felt like we had the place to ourselves! We liked all the new exhibits.

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Jane and Malcolm went to the Moon.

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They were both fascinated and freaked out at the spider exhibit!

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They frogs were very interesting. One of the poison dart frogs has enough venom to kill 10 people.

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This one is a big guy!

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Here's Malcolm on a bed of nails!

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The kids had fun with this mirror for a LONG time.

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

revolutionary field trip

I chaperoned while Jane's class visited the Concord Museum and Old North Bridge to learn all about the start of the Revolutionary War. I had a great group of five girls!

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They got to punch a candle design into a piece of tin.

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Learning about the start of the battle:

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Legendary Minuteman!

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beach field trip

The weather turned out great for the first grade beach field trip, too!

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I figured out very quickly that it's harder to watch three 7-year-olds at the beach than a 7- and 9-year old! We figured out a system pretty quickly where they had to at least tell me when they were running off.

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Malcolm and Rylee made a parachute!

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Then they were being windmills.

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The whole class! They've been together for two years.

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scooperbowl 2016

I think this was our fifth scooperbowl!

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There were some fun games with prizes to win this year.

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Jane and Cassidy with a giant dog!

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We checked out the renovated Government Center T stop on the way home. It's a lot cleaner and brighter!

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