Past Arts & Humanities Events

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2014-15 Arts & Humanities Events

October 2014

MOSB Rocks2014Boston Museum of Science Traveling Programs
Geology: Rock Detectives
Monday, October 6, 2014
4th Grade
In this workshop, the MOSB presenter, Emily, guided our 4th grade students through the exploration of different types of rocks and how they form over geologic time. Working as a team, students identified 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.
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Mother Goose
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Kindergarten & Project GROW

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. See more pictures

November 2014

Creative-ContrastNew Bedford Symphony Orchestra presents “Contrast
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
OHS: 9:00
Center School: 10:30

This year, the NBSO’s education programs will explore the concept of contrast through
classical music, photography, poems for two voices, literature and grammar.
The exploration will center around three central contrast themes: Contrasts in Number,
Contrasts in Motion, and Contrasts in Light and Tone.
In the fall, a trio of NBSO musicians will travel to the schools and perform exciting classical
music that shows many examples of how contrast can be demonstrated through vivid and
abrupt shifts in dynamics, tempo, rhythm, timbre and register. In this program, students will also
see works by notable local photographers that represent contrast through selection and
arrangement of color, shape, subject and value. In writing, students will begin to consider how
poets can create contrast by composing poetry from the viewpoint of two contrasting
perspectives. In grammar, students will explore contrast conjunctions to see how they can be
used to offset contrasting statements or musical phrases. The children will also have some fun
exploring and manipulating contrast through some oversized contrast optical illusions and
famous contrast-themed quotes from popular books, such as the Harry Potter book series. www.nbsymphony.org
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December 2014

WampanoagPlimoth Plantation:
People of the East

3rd Grade
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Times: TBD

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.

January 2015

Museum of Science Traveling Program. PHOTO BY NICOLAUS CZARNECKIMuseum of Science Boston Traveling Programs:
Sounds of Science

4th – 6th Grades
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
10:15 Cafetorium

Rock out to the science of vibrations, sound, and music. Using a range of dynamic experiments, MOSB will create a sonic boom, build their own speaker, and use a note to shatter a wine glass. They’ll also create music using a variety of strange instruments including one that harnesses the power of lightning to make music. www.mos.org

March 2015

karen-frontStoryteller: Karen Chase
1st Grade

March 10, 2015
Time: TBD

Karen presents her enthusiastic, interactive and illuminating workshops and residences at conferences, libraries and schools around the country. Combining her passion for literacy and storytelling in delightful programs with stories from around the world, Karen mesmerizes audiences everywhere. She strongly believes that storytelling nurtures children, offering them opportunities to succeed in ways they never imagined! www.storybug.net


Lyn Littlefield Hoopes
Lyn Littlefield Hoopes:
Poetry Workshop

2nd Grade
March 10 & 11, 2015
Times: TBD

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! www.lynhoopes.com

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Museum of Science Boston Traveling Programs:
Electromagnetism

3rd Grade
Thursday, March 19, 2015
1:30 Gym

The Museum of Science Boston Traveling Programs: Electromagnetism will be electrifying the 3rd Grade classes at 1:30pm 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. www.mos.org

April 2015

traveling-school-programs_forces-and-work_wheelBoston Museum of Science Traveling Programs
Motion: Forces at Work
Friday, April 17, 2015
5th Grade
1:40pm

What is work? Students learn how forces create motion, understand what work is, and discover what simple machines have in common and how they help us perform a large amount of work with minimal force. Students use mechanical advantage to turn a wheel and axle against a stronger opponent, haul their classmates across the room using pulleys, and find out if they can lift a teacher using a giant lever. www.mos.org

May 2015

OthaDay

Lots of kids have heard the story: 29,000 rubber bathtub toys fell from a cargo ship in the Pacific Ocean and floated, quite literally, around the world.
What they may not know is that this fleet of rubber duckies has become the Tracking Track bookbasis
of an international scientific research
program aimed at better understanding our world ocean.

Drawing on the content of her first book, Tracking Trash, Loree tells students a fascinating story of drama, intrigue, science and geography.
loreeburns.com

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Mattapoisett Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Arts & Humanities Photo & Video Gallery 2012-13

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January 2, 2013
The Museum Science of Boston
Traveling Programs: Starlab

OHS 6th grades were presented with MOSB’s portable STARLAB planetarium. This program presented a realistic model of the night sky over our school’s town on the day of the visit. With the addition of video images and simulations, students got a closer look at some of the most distant objects that can be seen from Earth.

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December 4, 2012
The Zeiterion Theatre:
Martha Speaks

Center School’s Kindergarteners went to The Zeiterion Theatre to see TheatreWorks USA production of Martha Speaks.

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November 2, 2012
Teresa Flavin
Illustrator / Author

On November 26, 2012, Teresa Flavin came to speak with the 5th students about her background as a children’s book illustrator and how she writes her books. She introdued them to her worlds of Renaissance art and magic in The Blackhope Enigma and its gripping sequel, The Crimson Shard, a time-travel adventure set in the treacherous world of art thieves, forgers and body-snatchers in eighteenth-century London. Teresa kindly gave the OHS library a copy of each!

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Educator Cheryl from Plimoth Plantation brought a variety of furs and Native American objects for the children to examine.

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Cheryl showing the decorated inside of a deer-skin cape.

Julia trying on the deer-skin cape.
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Emilia dancing with deer toe nail

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Students trying out the tools and examining the furs and handmade bags.

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Maggie trying her hand an Native American game.

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November 2, 2012
Plymouth Plantation:
People of the East

Each of our 3rd grade classes participated in the presentation Plymouth Plantation: People of the East. Students learned 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 gained 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.

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October 4, 2012
Museum of Science Boston
Traveling Programs
Geology: Rock Detectives

In this workshop, 4th grade students explored the different types of rocks and how they form over geologic time. Working as a team, students identified 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.

April 30, 2012
Skippyjon Jones: A Literary Project Performance

The entire 1st Grade took a field trip to the Zeiterion Theatre to see Skippyjon Jones: A Literary Project Performance. Skippyjon Jones is a little kitten with big ears and even bigger dreams! Sometimes he pretends to be a bird, sometimes he pretends to be a llama, and sometimes he pretends to be a whale… Anything BUT a Siamese cat! Based on the book by Judy Schachner, and produced by Theatreworks USA, Skippyjon Jones is an enchanting musical about unleashing your powerful imagination and following your dreams.

Bus transportation to this performance is funded in part by a grant from the Mattapoisett Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

March 8, 2012
Keith Michael Johnson’s Bubbleology

Center School’s Kindergarten through 3rd grade students were delighted by the bubbling talents of Keith Michael Johnson’s Bubbleology. Mr. Johnson intertwined his artistic talents of bubble creations with facts of bubble science. Second grader Mackenzie Wilson was the brave volunteer to be incapsulated inside of one of his huge bubble creations!
Photo: Peter Pereira, Standard Times

March 9, 2012
Museum of Science Boston Traveling Programs, Now Hear This: The Sound of Science

OHS 4th, 5th & 6th Graders were rocked by the Museum of Science Boston Traveling Programs, Now Hear This: The Sound of Science. Presenter George Pechmann demonstrated the science of vibrations, sound, and music. Using a range of dynamic experiments, students witnessed the breaking of the sound barrier, a fiery sound wave, and how to silence an alarm clock using nothing at all. Students were also introduced to the one instrument that you play without touching– a Theremin and for grand finale a wine glass was shattered!Check out http://sippican.villagesoup.com/news/story/museum-of-science-breaks-the-sound-barrier-at-old-hammondtown/222880 to read an article about the show!

January 19, 2012
Leland Faulkner’s World of Wonder

What an absolute delight to have Leland Faulkner come to Center School and Old Hammondtown School! He showed us the possibilities of light and shadow as he created a menagerie of silhouettes with only his hands and had us laughing at the classic humor of Nasruddin, the wise fool of the Muslim world, as he encounters an invisible chicken. We marveled at the paper butterflies that he made dance in the air and then turned into a confetti snow storm!

This performance was funded in part by a grant from the Mattapoisett Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.