Not only has the library become a favorite spot to study, some new and exciting opportunities have become available to students including multiple book clubs and Ted Talk Tuesdays. Stop in and see what great things are happening in this space.
The students celebrated Johnny Appleseed's birthday with a morning full of apple activities tied to the Common Core State Standards. Some of the activities included an apple taste test and graphic activity, a timeline of the major events in Johnny Appleseed's life, procedural writing with a recipe for a special snack they made, learning about Tall Tales, mapping states that Johnny visited, and other fun apple activities.
The students rotated through stations that their teachers designed for them with the help of parent volunteers. The excitement throughout the first grade wing was "pulp-able"
The seventh graders at Mount Everett chose a beautiful day to launch their hot air balloons; a tradition at SBRSD. The wind decided to keep us guessing as the launching site was moved several times, eventually toward the elementary side of the building, in order to avoid the woods.
8th graders participated in the Housatonic Unit field trips. Students canoed along the Housatonic River and conducted water testing on the Housatonic and Konkapot Rivers.
Do you have a set of words that you live by?
Some of our teachers use mottos to help encourage students and themselves.
Most people are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be
- Mr. Lang
(From Mark Twain)
Leave it better than you found it.
- Mr. Wolgemuth
Do what you love, love what you do!
- Ms. Hawkins
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed
.- Ms. Steuernagle (From T. Roosevelt)
Teach from and to the heart.
- Ms. Casey
Above all we must realize that each of us makes a difference with our life. Each of us impacts the world around us every single day. We have a choice to use the gift of our life to make the world a better place - or not to bother.
- Ms. Melino (from Jane Goodall)
Good, Better, Best
Until your Good becomes your Better &
Your Better becomes your Best.
- Mr. Carpenter
When push comes to shove, one’s will is even more important than skill.
- Mr. Devoti
Nothing to it but to do it!
- Ms. Petty
This classroom welcomes all, embraces each, supports everyone, and hopes that you find yourself better for having been here.
- Ms. Schur
Until the young are informed as much about the courage of pacifists as about the obedience of soldiers, they aren't educated.
- Ms. Lemlin (from Coleman McCarthy)
The Secret of Education is Respecting the Student.
- Ms. Peters (from Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Human relations are the heart of schooling. The interactions that take place between students and teachers and among students are more central to student success than any method of teaching literacy, or science, or math
- Ms. Doherty (from J. Cummins)
A positive attitude is the glue that keeps hard work and knowledge from falling apart.
- Mr. Bleau