October 20, 2018

Snapshot on Learning at Palmer River


Bill and “Charlie” Students throughout Palmer River Elementary were able to enjoy the talents and works of Bill Harley. Our younger students were invited to sing along with Bill at one of two concerts. Our older students were treated to a “Gamm Theatre” performance of “Charlie Bumpers and the Teacher of the Year” adapted and directed by Jessica Chase. (One of the actors happened to be an alumnus of Palmer River.) Thanks to PTSA and Bill Harley- we all had a memorable time!

Dance! Dance! Dance! Students in three grades were treated to a PBIS dance party this month to celebrate all their efforts to follow schoolwide expectations.  Students contributed over 100,000 bee bucks to earn the opportunity to dance with their friends to the music of “DJ Jared K” otherwise known as Mr. Kepnes.  Showing us some of their best dance moves are (left) Sadie N. & Dahlia C. and  (right), Elise D. 

Budding Meteorologists Third grade students work with Mrs. Bush during science making weather vanes of recycled materials.  Proud “makers” Madison C. and Addison H. showcase their products for you.

“Baaa-ridge!” These proud kindergarten student have solved the problem of “How will you get the Billy Goats Gruff to the other side?” Kindergarten students, Alex B. and Ashton S. designed and created a functioning bridge for the three billy goats! 

Whooo-se Learning about Owls? Second graders recently learned about owl adaptations. Did you know that they can turn their heads from 12 to 9 on a clock, they have one high ear and one on their neck (demonstrated by Roc F. in the photo) and they have strong talons that can even carry a deer!  It was interesting to hear the different animal sounds each owl make.  Some sounded like ghosts, screaming people, a train and horses!  It was exciting to meet Dexter the great horned owl!

Scavenger Hunt! Every November, Room 40 goes on a town scavenger hunt.  On this hunt the students find clues at local historical sites, that lead them to the next clue that is hidden around town. Pictured here, Gia Papa, Maggie Kazanjian and Riley Kazanjian (from left to right), the students found a bee box hidden at the Liberty Tree in Rehoboth.  This site is known as the place where the local militia would meet to defend the town if the signal was lit that they were being invaded. This challenge is a way to get families out and learning about the important part our town played in history.  Some of the sites include battle grounds, meeting places for the militia, a look out point and the longest epitaph in the United States.  This is an optional activity, but a fun way to learn about history and spend time with their families on a good old scavenger hunt. 


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