May 8, 2013

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Last Leaf on the Tree. By Sarah

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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May 7, 2013

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The Grapefruit. By Rei

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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April 26, 2013

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Where I’m From. By Elsa

This month, our fifth grade students were challenged to pick from among their favorite pieces of writing, and present them aloud to their classmates and a panel of teachers. Their work was judged based upon their written and oratory skills. Last week, four of those students were selected to represent their grade at an all-school […]

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March 7, 2013

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Spring! A time of renewal.

Tower School’s Second Grade students were encouraged to think about spring as a time of renewal. We had a discussion about leaving our “issues” in the past and starting fresh when we return from vacation. The children came up with situations that they might leave behind, and how they might accomplish this. These statements were […]

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February 28, 2013

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Annual Fund Giving

Many of you may ask yourselves: why am I being asked to give more money to Tower when I already pay a significant amount in tuition? When I first moved to this country I was new to the concept of giving to an Annual Fund.  In the UK, my high school only started asking parents […]

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January 31, 2013

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Tower School’s 5th Grade Students Welcome Soldiers

Tower School’s fifth grade teachers connected with Peasegreeters.org and arranged for their students to visit Pease International Airport to welcome United States Service men and women who were returning from Afghanistan. Our students were eager to meet the troops and thank them for their work on our country’s behalf. They made signs and cards, and […]

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January 9, 2013

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Teaching Resilience at Tower School

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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November 15, 2012

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Arts Education is Important!

Fred Shepard, the Director of Arts at Tower School, articulates a few reasons why Arts Education is recognized as important to the intellectual and social growth of our students, and therefore constitutes a vital component of the curriculum at Tower School. Art Reinforces the Whole Curriculum The study of music and visual arts incorporates and […]

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October 29, 2012

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Don’t Treat Your Soil Like Dirt!

By Oli Jacob and Ian Shevory Last week, Ian Shevory and I went outside to compost biodegradable classroom waste. For those of you who have never been part of the Environmental Club, what we do is collect food waste from the classrooms, and take it out to the compost bins, which are in the back […]

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October 11, 2012

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Our Second Graders Present: The Syllable

In second grade, we have been learning about syllables. Mrs. Delaney taught us a poem to help us remember : A syllable Is a word Or a part of a word With one vowel sound!

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