August 18, 2019

Martin Messages

First Trimester at George R. Martin School


The following students were awarded Student of the Month Recognition for the first trimester.

Kindergarten: Savannah McCoy, Zachary Barbosa, Marshall Salisbury, Kaleigh Chauvin, Isabella Amaral, Katherine Pimble, Owen Brown, Mackenzie Seyboth, Genevieve Souza, Colton Almeida, Charley Hanoian, Chrystian Rodriguez-Bizier, Daniel Duarte, Mikenzie Ambrose, Marina de Barros, Lincoln Vance

1st Grade: Vanessa Sawyer, Luca Fournier, David Atchor, Mila Braga, Elton Gifford, Teigan Cronan, Ellie Fernandes, Ethan Wagner, Abigail Macek, Aubrey Gaynor, Lillian Booth, Hayden Solitto, Joshua Desrochers, Kennedy Stock, Shelby Schenck, Julia Ando

2nd Grade: Caleb Deroshers, Mariyah daPonte, Lakin Rolon, Wren Roberts, Julie Chauvin, Maci Linton, Levi Odle, Vanessa Escobar, Mya Harold, Gavin Saraiva, Grace Goudreau, Victoria Kania

3rd Grade: Rylee Ashlee, Aidan Connell, Sophia Vieira, Caroline McTigue, Lillian Belmont, Gianna Chaves, Henry Haven, Caroline Vo, Aryana Braga, Lilliana Ambrose, Nehemiah Nieves, Cooper Flynn

4th Grade: Lucas Zonfrillo, Kendalyn Lapointe, Paige Duggan, Aryanna Kennedy, Mason Brown, Cameron Hagan, Evelyn Crane, Dylan Barbosa, Katie Macek, Kolbey Charron, Amber Berry, Jalissa Escobar

5th Grade: Delaney Carlsten, Sagun Patel, Julia Tortolani, Cole Arruda, Gabriela Gago, Ava Whitford, Abigail Hill, Alisha Anderson, Joshua Bien, Ava Amaral, Joaquin Rivera, Sarah Rickard

Around the Building

Kindergarten News
 The Martin Kindergarten classes went to 4 Town Farm to learn what plants need to grow. They also went on a tractor ride, bagged their own carrots, and took home a pumpkin.

The Sparky Puppet show visited the kindergarten. The children listened to different fairy tales and helped act out the stories.

Grade 1 News
The first graders at Martin School had a great time creating their very own candy house last Friday! Many brave parents volunteered their time to help with this fun holiday activity

Grade 2 News
New Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Richard Drolet spent a week at Martin School getting to know the faculty, staff, and students. Her he is seen reading to a 2nd Graders.

Grade 3 News
As part of their Social Studies units on the Wampanoags and the Pilgrims, the Third Graders enjoyed a trip to Plimoth Plantation to get a hands-on look at the lives of the Pilgrims in 1627, and also learn the customs of the Wampanoag people

For Science, the third graders have studied “Weather” and “Forces and Motion”. Instruction has been enhanced with hands-on, interactive lessons from Mystery Science. Pictured are students working with partners to create buildings that can withstand a windstorm and creating homemade weather instruments.

Mrs. Hopkins's Class again coordinated our "We've Got Your Back(pack)" program. Martin families were invited to purchase a small backpack and fill it with school supplies. This year the class felt there were probably a lot of children in our own area whose families need help.

Again, the Martin School community came through and 185 backpacks filled with school supplies were collected. The backpacks were divided and distributed to Crossroads RI and AMOS House in Providence, Birthday Wishes RI, and to the Seekonk Congregational Church which took some to Haiti on their annual mission trip.

Grade 4 News
Mrs. Sceele’s class donated an abundance of items for a charity organization called "Boxes of Love." This organization helps the homeless in Fall River, Massachusetts. While preparing our first 5 paragraph essay, which described in detail what and whom each child is most grateful, our class discussed the importance of being grateful and giving back to those who aren't as fortunate. The students were touched and inspired to continue to help those in our society who may need a helping hand.

The students in Mrs. Balasco’s class were very kind and generous again with all the items they brought in to help keep our seniors feeling happy and loved during this holiday season. It was nice to see our students making a connection with another generation in our community.

Grade 5 News
Grade five is taking part in a grant program called “Jr. Conservationalists” through the Mass Audubon’s Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary to study wetlands. They had their first visit to Martin fifth graders December 13th. The students are excited about the partnership that will last the remainder of the year with Oak Knoll educators teaching lessons here at school with a culminating field trip to the Sanctuary to apply all they learned in the Spring.

The fifth graders also recently created projects that share their family or cultural holiday traditions. The students were proud to share their cultures and celebrations while classmates learned what others do that may be the same or different from their families. A wonderful project showcasing the immense diversity in our school!


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