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I Used To Think… But Now I Know.

April 10, 2014

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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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I Used To Think, But Now I Know

April 3, 2014

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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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Teens, Temporary Apps and Social Media

April 3, 2014

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

January 30, 2014

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

January 30, 2014

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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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Second Grade Whale Watch

September 26, 2013

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Our second graders experienced a spectacular day of whale watching aboard the Miss Cape Ann, out of Gloucester. When they returned, they shared the story of their amazing day through group storytelling. Below is their summary of whale watching at Jeffrey’s Ledge, in the Gulf of Maine.    It was a windy day in Gloucester […]

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Teaching Resilience at Tower School

January 9, 2013

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Russ Wells, Science and Health Teacher at Tower School identifies the importance of resilience to the character development of our students. He shares one way that Tower School’s teachers encourage students to develop resiliency, and offers tips for helping family members begin the conversation at home. Resilience means to work through hardship in such a […]

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