Dear Parents and Guardians ,
You are invited to the first Principal's COFFEE HOUR! Please complete the RSVP and join us on November 3, 2017 8-9 AM. RSVP HERE: I will be hosting three coffee and conversations this year with topics of your choosing. I look forward to having two way dialogue about our most amazing students. I hope you can join me.
Thank you Barrington Education foundation! What a week it will be for the fifth graders at Hampden Meadows school!
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Thanks to a generous grant from Barrington Education Foundation, all 5th grade students will experience an immersive, hands-on learning STEAM course during the week of October 23. For five days, students will engage in a kinetic sculpture program based on curriculum from i2learning, an organization that works with schools to turn their classrooms into learning labs. The course consists of 20-25 hours of hands-on, project-based curriculum that integrates all of the regular subject areas.
In this course, students will be introduced to key concepts and skills of kinetic sculpture, including balance, gearing, energy sources and design-oriented thinking. Course highlights include engineering automata, constructing a marble run and building mobiles. Students will use the work of Alexander Calder, George Rhodes, Anne Lilly and Arthur Ganson as examples of various forms of moving sculpture. Each day, they use the principles they learn as the basis for their own creations, and at the end of the week they’ll bring together their complete array of new skills to create a large-scale, chain-reaction-type work of art.
Please be sure to ask your child about what s/he is learning each day.
CELEBRATIONS OF TEACHING AND LEARNING
Congratulations to all the Classroom Representatives and the Executive Board of the Student Council. What a great Induction Ceremony this week! Thank you Mrs. Graham for organizing and MR. Sangiuliano for your motivational speech!
HMS Newsletter 2017-2018