Survivors Ms. Cannons entire kindergarten class successfully escaped the simulated smoking building during Fire Safety Day.
Big Wheels Student got to belt-up inside the cab of a Bennington fire truck to see what it feels like. Serious business shared in a fun way.
Escape Artist During the smoke simulation at the fire demonstration trailer, students learned to crawl close to the floor and to go out the nearest exit to safety in the event of a fire.
Who is Inside the Uniform The Bennington Firemen demonstrated for students all the components for their uniform, letting students know that there is a friend inside the suit.
All That Jazz Electric Earth Concerts in conjunction with the Monadnock Center for History and Culture brought the quartet Weather Vest to school to share some jazz music with the students.
Before School Nature Walk Students took a pre-school walk in the Bruce Edes Forest with Susie Spikol from the Harris Center.
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The Bennington Fire Department took time from their busy schedules to spend a day with Pierce School students talking about fire safety beginning with a fire drill and assembly. Matt Hall, Deputy Chief, and his son Mason, Keith Nason, Deputy Chief, Jason Powers, Rescue Captain and Sarah Powers, EMT, showed the children different elements of the equipment they wear when they fight fires.
On Wednesday Mrs. Germain’s 4th traveled to Greenland, New Hampshire to visit the Great Bay Discovery Center with friends from Francestown Elementary School. Prior to the visit, the class learned that the Great Bay is an estuary – a land form where freshwater and seawater meet. Estuaries are critical habitats for many animals as well as places for several bird species to stop along their migration routes.
Assistant Superintendent Ann Forrest recently visited Ms. Sutton’s third grade classroom where she shared her summer experience in the southeast African nation of Malawi.
Forrest was part of a group of educators and aid volunteers with the group Good Soil Partners who worked in the village of Kangoma. She met with teachers and students and taught lessons at the pre-school and primary school levels.
Third graders had a successful trip on their hawk migration hike at Crotched Mountain. We met naturalist Susie Spikol of the Harris Center for Conservation Education. We collected data, used scientific tools including binoculars, and discussed thermals used by the hawks to help them fly long distances with minimal energy. Did you know that hawks can fly for many miles without flapping their wings?
Kindergarten Registration Update
Kindergarten registration and screenings are to take place at the S.A.U. on June 26, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Children must be 5 years old before Sept. 30, 2018.
You must be pre-registered to attend the screening.
Please register with Kate Wasserloos at 924-3336 ext. 2032.