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3rd Grade National Parks Presentation

May 30, 2014

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

February 11, 2014

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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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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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Tower School’s Solar PV Production Exceeding Expectations

December 3, 2013

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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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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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Tower’s 2nd Grade Students Hone Their Interviewing Skills At The PEM

October 17, 2013

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Ms. Thomson’s and Mrs. Perella’s students visit the Peabody Essex Museum regularly. This month, they stopped in to practice their interviewing skills, and spend some time in one of their favorite museums. Below are some of the things they learned. Eleanor    We got to interview a lot of people at the PEM. We learned that […]

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