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Basketball Game

It was a tough basketball game vs United Friends School yesterday. Despite an 8-38 loss, all team members showed great effort, teamwork, and grit. Come out and cheer on the team at the next home game vs. Stratford Friends on Friday, January 11, 2019.
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Partner Time

Nursery school made homemade pizza and gifts for their grade 5/6 partners. They enjoyed each others' company and watched a movie together.
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Brandywine Senior Living Visit

Middle School students visited our friends at Brandywine Senior Living for a sing-along of holiday songs and distributed hand-made winter ornaments. Students reconnected with some of the residents they met last month. They also spent time with residents in the memory loss/dementia wing, making beaded ornaments. The time spent with Brandywine seniors was a positive and moving experience for many as they shared in the holiday spirit and brought warmth and cheer to Brandywine.
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"Polar Express" Reading

School committee member Doug Keith treated our Heritage House students to an annual fireside reading of “The Polar Express” in the Meetinghouse. The children gathered around Doug by the cozy fire and listened to him read the wonderful traditional holiday story. This year, Doug used a large computer monitor so that everyone could see the illustrations close up. Afterward, the students presented Doug with a gift and then everyone enjoyed some hot chocolate and snacks.
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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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