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

May 22, 2014

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  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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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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I Think, I Am.

February 20, 2014

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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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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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Gabi the Cat, A Third Grade Spanish Class Project

November 25, 2013

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Last week, our third grade students made iMovies about Gabi the Cat, a character they learned about in Ms. Drapkin’s Spanish class. They illustrated, narrated in Spanish, created and edited their own movies with their iPads.  Here’s one short film created by Matthew.

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Blankets Full of Grace

June 5, 2013

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Grace Beatty, an eighth grade student at Tower School, shares her love of knitting with newborn babies at North Shore Medical Center. Blankets Full of Grace: Knitting For Newborns My name is Grace Beatty. I am a Tower School student who loves to knit. I founded Blankets Full of Grace in 2012. I wanted to […]

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Snowflake. By Annelise

May 9, 2013

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Snowflake Written and presented by: Annelise I am a snowflake. I am different but the same. I fall through the night sky and rise in the day. When I fall I get nervous, as nervous a human being chased by time. I have no friends. I try to make them out of snow, but they […]

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Last Leaf on the Tree. By Sarah

May 8, 2013

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Last Leaf on the Tree Written and presented by: Sarah I am the last leaf. I am the last leaf on the tree, and the last soldier in battle. All my friends have danced to the ground, and ended their performance. At first I was proud, but now I feel lonely and neglected. One week […]

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The Grapefruit. By Rei

May 7, 2013

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The Grapefruit Written and presented by: Rei  Hi, I’m Georgia. I live here in Whole Foods, the grocery store. Oops! I totally forgot to tell you, I’m a grapefruit. I’m here today to tell you what usually happens on a daily basis. “Oh, hi Theo.” “Oh, hi Georgia.” He talked to me! Oops—sorry, off topic—he’s just […]

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