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Lego Wall at Baker

The LEGO wall in the Baker School  Media Center was recently featured in a slide presentation given at a maker space conference held by the International Association of School Librarians ( IASL). Presenter Jane Lofton highlighted a lesson  created by Baker LMS Ann Ferruggia which was based upon Caldecott Honor winning  alphabet books and resulted in the creation of letters out of LEGOs.

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MEA at Moorestown Day

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The Power of Pizza Persuasion

Mrs. Chris Nolan’s third grade language arts students at Baker recently completed a unit on how to write a persuasive letter. One of their assignments was to write a letter to adults persuading  them that pizza is a delicious lunch choice.  The completed letters were then sent off to the national headquarters of Domino’s Pizza. The children were happily surprised when they received a letter of thanks and a gift card for a pizza party! These hard-working students learned a  valuable writing skill AND enjoyed a lovely pizza party.

The Patchwork Quilt

Mrs. Furman’s 2nd grade class at Roberts’ read a book study called The Patchwork Quilt. The story is about a little girl’s grandmother who is making a special quilt with pieces of clothes from the whole family. But when her grandmother gets sick, she was determined to finish the quilt by herself. Each child in our class is making a pillow to be able to take home and to help them remember this wonderful story.

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MHS – Post-Modernism Participation Piece

MHS Fine Arts teacher, Mrs. Julia Mooney, shared with us news of her students’ unique and participatory project:

Moorestown AP Art History students are working hard after the AP test.  Recently they came together to complete a collaborative audience participation piece as part of their final unit in Post Modernism.  They made visuals of social issues they wanted “gone” and glued them together into a patchwork style 4’X2’ board.  They then invited peers to throw paint filled water balloons at the piece to help “destroy” those issues.  In this way, students engaged in the contemporary trend of symbolic destruction and audience participation.  In exchange for a balloon, participants had to write suggestions for a positive solution for the future.  These suggestions were included on the “horizon”, which students later turned into the second half of the artwork. “This project created an open dialogue for people to discuss the injustices they see in the world today,” one Moorestown High School junior said.

For more information see the article on The Moorestown Patch: Click Here

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You can read more about the project in this article from the Moorestown Patch

Caring Makes a Difference

At Mary Roberts, Mrs. Furman’s 2nd grade class is learning to celebrate differences in people a unit called Caring Makes a Difference. To start the unit off, students created a bottle buddy to look like themselves. Students wrote about the similarities and differences between their bottle buddy and themselves.

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MHS – Educator Accepted to NEH History and Culture Workshop

Moorestown High School World Languages teacher, Mrs. Valerie Oswald-Love, has been accepted to participate in an important National Endowment for the Humanities’ Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop. The seven-day workshop, Native American and African-American Educational Experiences in Kansas, 1830-1960, provides participating educators in-depth opportunities to “…visit historic sites, view works of art, and examine primary sources to better understand the history of racial discrimination in American education.” The workshop “… will be guided by a diverse and engaging group of expert scholars, artists, and community leaders and activists.” Mrs. Oswald-Love will travel to Lawrence, KS in July to participate in this historical and cultural experience. She has previously participated in the NEH workshops Spanish and Mexican Influences on California in Los Angeles, CA (2011) and The Most Southern Place on Earth in Cleveland, MS (2015).

Six Flags Read to Succeed Program

Congratulations to the 22 students in Mrs. Furman’s class that completed 6 hours of reading for the Six Flags Read to Succeed program. They each earned a FREE ticket to Six Flags Great Adventure. Way to go readers!!

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Service Project

The second grade at Roberts School are very excited to share that their 2017 service project focused on helping animals. In honor of National Pet Week, Roberts School collected many items to be donated to the Voorhees Animal Orphanage. Thank you Roberts families for making it a HUGE success!

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Second Graders Visit the Academy of Natural Sciences

The second graders at Roberts school traveled to the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, PA to enhance their study of dinosaurs and other changes to the world over time. At the museum they looked at dinosaur bones, skeletons, visit a hands-on exhibit called Outside-In, explore the Butterfly Garden and more!

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