Featured image of article: Groundhog Day 2019

Happy Ground Hog Day February 2nd. While celebrating the harbinger of spring, Ms. Sutton’s class did some investigation about the groundhog and discovered that it is one of the only true hibernators in New Hampshire.  Not even the black bear is a true hibernator, but a snooze waker. As a  snooze waker, the black bear occasionally wakes up to walk around its den or to feed its young.

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Featured image of article: Pinch and Dash Make Soup

Every day is a special day at the Pierce Elementary School but today was extra special.

Author, Michael Daley, a presenter from CLiF (Children’s Literacy Foundation) came to our school and read some of his books.

Students were captivated by Mr. Daley’s storytelling. One story, Pinch and Dash Make Soup was particularly entertaining.

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Featured image of article: A Visit to the G.E.P. Dodge Library

 

For many years the children at Pierce School have made the walk down the main street of Bennington, past 100 year old homes and the Country Store to the beautiful brick building on the corner. Passing through its copper doors  into the GEP Dodge Library, the students in Ms. Cannon’s Kindergarten are welcomed by Mrs.

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Featured image of article: Read to Me Contract

Linda Tenney visits Pierce School and reads to all of the students to celebrate our  “Read to Me Contract” goal.  The goal was to have 80% of families commit to reading with their children at least twice a week.   82% of families signed up exceeding our goal.  Thank you to parents and students!
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Featured image of article: Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig

Picture book author, David Rottenberg, visited Pierce School on Thursday. The dancers from the Peterborough Dance Theatre performed as Mr. Rottenberg read the inspiring story of Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig; a tale of two best friends with big dreams. Gwendolyn’s hearts desire is to dance and Omar yearns to play football. The only thing standing in their way is that they are both pigs.

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Featured image of article: Community Building CLiF Grant

Facilitated by Judith Parsons, Title 1 teacher, Pierce School was awarded a CLiF Community Building Grant in November. The Childrens Literacy Foundation (CLiF) is an organization whose aim is to inspire a love of reading and writing among children throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. The intent of this grant is to build a connection for our students along with community members from within the Conval district to the joys of shared reading.

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Featured image of article: Fire Safety Day

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.

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Featured image of article: 4th Grade Field Trip to the Great Bay

  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. 

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Featured image of article: Assistant Superintendent Shares Malawi Experience

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.

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