November 25, 2013

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Gabi the Cat, A Third Grade Spanish Class Project

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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November 21, 2013

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I support the Annual Fund because…

I believe that Tower School develops happy, confident kids that love to learn. I see examples of this daily. Through my kids: They are happy, challenged, and proud of their school. Within the school: When Tower students entered the contest to win a soccer ball on Spirit Day they were asked to state their favorite […]

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October 17, 2013

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

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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September 26, 2013

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Second Grade Whale Watch

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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September 11, 2013

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Steps – As A Theme

Each year, the teachers at Tower select a theme.  The idea is that this theme will be integrated into the program in varied and imaginative ways through the year.  The theme brings the community together and inspires creativity and thoughtfulness.  Last year, our theme was “reflections.”  In prior years, we highlighted: bridges, lighthouses, quilts, and […]

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September 4, 2013

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It’s Great To Be Back At School!

Peter Philip, Head of School at Tower, shares thoughts on one of his favorite days of the year. A favorite part of most days at Tower is to wander the hallways where I can see and talk with students and teachers.  I took my first walk of the new academic year at about 8:15 on […]

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June 14, 2013

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Tower’s Athletic Season Recap

The Athletic Program at Tower is an important part of Tower School’s culture. The lessons and values taught by our coaches are integral to our students’ education. Our coaches support and encourage our athletes, and foster a desire to work hard, to practice good sportsmanship, and to have fun. Our athletes show great school spirit […]

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June 5, 2013

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Blankets Full of Grace

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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May 23, 2013

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Earth Day Transportation at Tower School

Alternative Transportation Day Results Earth Day was celebrated for a full week last month, which culminated in student-led composting demonstrations, a scavenger hunt, seed plantings, and one of our favorites—Alternative Transportation Day. Students from Tower’s Environmental Committee surveyed those who participated in Alternative Transportation Day about their method of transportation to school. From the group […]

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May 9, 2013

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Snowflake. By Annelise

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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