Arts & Humanities 2016-17

September 2016

MOSB Rocks2014Boston Museum of Science Traveling Programs
Geology: Rock Detectives
Friday, September 23, 2016
4th Grade
9:10 – 10:10   Ms. Valliere
10:15 – 11:15   Mrs. Pawlishen
12:20 – 1:20  Ms. Letourneau
1:30 – 2:30   Ms. Hotte

In this workshop, the MOSB presenter, will guide our 4th grade students through the exploration of different types of rocks and how they form over geologic time. Working as a team, students identify various rocks and minerals using hands-on observations and experiments. For a finale, they figure out how a particular rock formation has changed over millions of years.

October 2016

nasa-solar-system-400NBSO: Learning in Concert 2016-2017
Gravity in Space and Sound

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
3rd Grade Only
Times: 9am

The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra is taking its educational programming out of this world for 2016-17 as it explores gravity in space and sound. Gravity is described as the force of attraction between two objects. In our solar system, the gravitational force between the sun and the planets defines their movement through space. In music, there is a force of attraction between notes that is created by tonality. In the 2016-2017 Learning in Concert program, we will demonstrate the concept of gravity through astronomy, physics and music; through exploring gravitational forces operating within our solar system and by performing classical music that shares these same forces within a musical system. Read full program info

Mother Goose
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Kindergarten & Project GROW

8:55 – 9:40 Zajac
9:50 – 10:35 Riley
10:50 – 11:10 Project Grow
11:50 – 12:35 Julian
12:50 – 1:35 Twardzik

Mother Goose is coming to visit our Project GROW and Kindergarten students. She will make a special appearance in each of the Kindergarten classrooms. Mother Goose will enchant your children with lively stories and songs that bring nursery rhymes to life. This program is designed to support creative thinking, language development and emergent literacy skills.

January 2017

WampanoagPlimoth Plantation:
People of the East

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
3rd Grade
9:00 – 9:50
9:55 – 10:45
10:50 – 11:40
11:45 – 12:35

Students will learn about the daily life of the Wampanoag in the 17th century, as well as their current lives and communities. In this one-hour, in-depth program, students will gain an understanding of the connection the Wampanoag and other Native People have to Mother Earth, their seasonal way of life, and their respect for all living beings. Find out more at

CCADDCape Cod African Dance & Drum

Friday, January 27, 2017
OHS: 10:30
Center: 1:30

Cape Cod African Dance & Drum is an ensemble of dancers and drummers who practice traditional West African and Afro-Caribbean dance and drumming on Cape Cod and the New England area. This troupe includes master West African drummers, as well as a diverse group of professional American artists with a variety of dance and music backgrounds. CCADD presents the rich traditions of African rooted music and dance, then allows the audience to participate actively in the rhythms, movement and song. Their performances are full of spirit and fun for all ages and abilities. The ensemble performs to uplift the hearts of their audiences Find out more at

March 2017

KarenChase4Karen Chace: Storyteller
Thursday, March 2, 2017
1st Grade

Karen will delight our 1st Grade classes with her enthusiastic and interactive stories from around the world.

oswaltMuseum of Science Boston Traveling Programs:

3rd Grade
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Time: 11:40am

Electromagnetism will be electrifying the 3rd Grade classes in the Center School Gym. Using high-tech Museum equipment, students explore voltage, current, resistance, and the interrelationship between magnetism and electricity. See someone’s hair stand on end, create a human extension cord by sending an electric current through several people, and shoot a metal ring to the ceiling of the school.

screen-shot-2016-10-05-at-4-02-28-pmNew England Aquarium: Tidepools Alive!
Friday, March 24, 2017
Kindergarten & Project GROW

10:45 – 11:30  Project Grow
11:50 – 12:35  Kindergarten
12:50 – 1:35  Kindergarten

Using guided imagery, a child-size costume and live animals, students will explore and interact with local tidepool animals while learning basic biology and anatomy.


April 2017

Lyn Littlefield Hoopes
Lyn Littlefield Hoopes: Poetry Workshop
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
2nd Grade

We are delighted to have Ms. Hoopes back again to encourage our students’ creativity. She begins by sharing a few of her poems and their inspiration. The students then collaborate to create a class poem, learning strategies for brainstorming, imagining and structuring a poem. The students will then write their own poems inspired by photos Ms. Hoopes has taken in nature — moments of spring captured in creatures just outside her door — hummingbirds, snails, snakes, toads, butterflies, chipmunks, robins eggs and more!

May 2017


Museum of Science Boston:
Animal Habitats

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
1st Grade
In this presentation, students use inference to determine the ideal place for an animal to live. Up to three live animals for will be brought for students to observe, and to look for clues that determine their ideal shelter and food. Based on the information collected, students are challenged to pick a suitable habitat for each animal. Students also have the opportunity to touch assorted skins, bones, and feathers so they can actually feel some of the characteristics that help these animals survive.

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