May 30, 2014

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3rd Grade National Parks Presentation

Yesterday, students in Mrs. McCarthy’s and Mrs. Lang’s third grade classes completed their final projects in the National Parks unit. They displayed their much-anticipated representations of a unique, geological feature of their park, along with an informative Keynote presentation and poster. Great work everyone!                                    […]

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May 22, 2014

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3rd Graders’ Top 10 Reasons To Visit Minuteman National Park

  Tower’s 3rd grade students’ visit to the Minuteman National Park was a great opportunity to combine their studies of Massachusetts history, and National Parks. Their Top 10 reasons to visit Minuteman National Park are as follows: 10. The cool map inside the visitor center where you could press a button and it would light up.9. Going on […]

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April 10, 2014

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I Used To Think… But Now I Know.

Tower’s fifth grade writing students recalled a few misunderstandings they had when they were younger. In this assignment entitled, I Used To Think…But Now I Know, students wrote about hundreds of things that they’ve been able to clear up. Not surprisingly, clouds, monsters and weather were common themes in this writing assignment. This is part two of a two-part post. Enjoy! I […]

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April 3, 2014

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I Used To Think, But Now I Know

Tower’s fifth grade writing students recalled a few misunderstandings they had when they were younger. In this assignment entitled, I Used To Think…But Now I Know, students wrote about hundreds of things that they’ve been able to clear up. Not surprisingly, clouds, monsters and weather were common themes in this writing assignment. Today’s post shares a few of the most unusual […]

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April 3, 2014

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Teens, Temporary Apps and Social Media

The following post is written by Peter Twadell, Director of Educational Technology at Tower School. Mr. Twadell is an educator, an advocate for balanced and thoughtful use of media, and a parent of two teens. If you live in Marblehead, you may be aware of an incident that took place at the high school several weeks ago, […]

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February 20, 2014

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I Think, I Am.

Second Graders read Louise Hay’s “I THINK, I AM.” After reading the book, they had a class discussion on the meaning of affirmations. Next, the children chose their favorite thought and illustrated the examples from Louise Hay’s book. This book teaches children the power of using positive affirmations in their daily lives. We hope that […]

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February 11, 2014

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Tower School’s Woodworking Teacher to Give Presentation about Guitar Building at Peabody Essex Museum

Tower School’s Woodworking Teacher to Give Presentation about Guitar Building at Peabody Essex Museum Thursday, February 20th, from 6-9:00pm Adam Zois, master luthier, and woodworking teacher at Tower School, will give a presentation on electric guitar construction at the P.E.M., in conjunction with the Céleste Boursier-Mougenot “From Hear to Ear” exhibit.  Mr. Zois’ presentation covers […]

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January 30, 2014

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Tower’s Second Grade Students Visit the Here To Ear Exhibit at the PEM

The second grade visited the Peabody Essex Museum to see the Here to Ear Exhibit. In the Here to Ear Exhibit, the artist introduces a flock of Zebra Finches to a gallery of iconic Gibson Les Paul and Thunderbird bass guitars. A constantly changing soundscape emerges as the finches begin perching on the amplified instruments. Here […]

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January 30, 2014

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Tower’s Second Grade Students Visit the Beyond Human: Artist-Animal Collaboration Exhibit at the PEM

The second grade classes visited the Peabody Essex Museum to see the Here to Ear exhibit and the Beyond Human: Artist-Animal Collaboration Exhibit. Beyond Human: Artist–Animal Collaborations features nearly 40 paintings, installations, photographs and audio and video recordings by artists who co-create or investigate art with live animals. Here are the students’ reflections on their trip. Reactions […]

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December 3, 2013

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Tower School’s Solar PV Production Exceeding Expectations

The following information is excerpted from a post by Larry Lessard, director and founder of Achieve Renewable Energy of Beverly MA, the firm that designed and installed Tower’s Solar Array in 2012. Achieve Renewable Energy built Tower School’s 25 kW Solar PV system with individual Enphase Micro-inverters for each of the 105 solar panels. Micro-inverters are designed […]

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