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Caroling

Many parents and students joined us at Brandywine Senior Living for some holiday caroling. Tr. Ed accompanied us on guitar as we sang Christmas and Hanukkah songs serenading our Brandywine friends who also joined in for the sing-along. Afterwards, we headed back to FSH for a pizza party. It was an enjoyable evening for all.
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The "Very Hungry Caterpillar" Presentation

Nursery students presented their film debut of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” for partners and parents. Directed and produced by Tr. Callie, each student gave a stellar performance. There were even outtakes at the end of the movie. FSH follows an emergent learning program. One of our students wanted to hear the story “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” daily so why not make a movie and have our nursery students be the stars. Look out Hollywood!
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Learning to Code

Grades 1/2 have been learning to code in technology class. They practiced using a cat cartoon character with the program "Scratch" which demonstrates making a character talk, change color, and move. Grades 1-8 have been working with BSD Education, formally BSD Coding Academy this semester in a six-week intensive coursework program learning coding, programming, and robotics.
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Learning about the nervous and skeletal systems

Pre-Kindergarten has been studying the body and learning about the nervous and skeletal systems. One of their exciting projects was outlining their body shape, life-size on a piece of craft paper and using yarn to demonstrate how nerves work together to pass the messages to and from the brain. Then, they used cut-out shapes of bones pasting them in the proper locations on their skeletons. Check them out on display outside of the pre-kindergarten room.
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Celebrations of Learning

Parents came out for an informative evening at our Celebrations of Learning last Thursday. Students from kindergarten through grade 8 presented projects and discussed units of study covered this semester. It was a great night for parents to see up close what their children have been working on. Thank you to all parents and family members who joined us.
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The Season of Giving

The FSH holiday gift shop was bustling with shoppers today. Students had a ball dropping by to purchase presents for their family members. The gift items were donated by members of our community and were priced at $1 each. We were extremely lucky to have so many helping hands working together to make the Holiday Gift Sale possible this year. Thank you to those who donated toys, gifts, supplies, and food, and to our PTO and wonderful volunteers who were gracious enough to donate their time. A special thank you Katy Ruckdeschel, Diane Rouine, and Vicky Ryan for planning and organizing this wonderful event.
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Egg Drop

Grades 3/4 worked on a design challenge in science class. Students made inventive casings to protect an egg during a drop from the roof. Mr. Ken took the eggs up to the roof and dropped them one by one. Students watched from below with excitement and a little nervousness to see if plastic bags acting as parachutes, styrofoam, cloth, and many other materials worked to protect the eggs. Many eggs survived the drop.
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Grades 5/6 Penn Museum Trip

5th and 6th graders traveled by train to Penn Museum to further their study of the Middle East. They were given a guided tour of the museum's recently opened Middle East galleries. Students were able to see artifacts from ancient Mesopotamian societies and trace the evolution of the world's first cities. Then students participated in a workshop that explored what can be learned about ancient people from their adornment artifacts.
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Learning About Hanukkah Traditions

Nursery school and preschool joined Tr. Rae in kindergarten to learn about Hanukkah and some of the traditions that are part of the holiday. They also enjoyed a sing-along. We wish the members of our community who celebrate Hanukkah a very happy holiday.
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