Thursday, December 26, 2013

Merry Marshall!

The week before the holiday break saw many celebrations and classroom parties and a great time was had by all. Last Friday, I was on hand for Mrs. Vizcaya’s kindergarten holiday party and the children enjoyed making glittered snowflakes, decorating cookies, and playing musical chairs to live banjo music provided by David Palaitis (better known as Luca’s dad).

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Book Fair A Smashing Success

Lots of treasures were dug up during the Marshall Treasure Hunt Book Fair, held November 11th through the 16th! The kids got to pick out some new favorite books, teachers filled their classrooms with new picture books and level readers, the library got tons of new titles, and families were able to get a little early holiday shopping done. Thanks to the generosity of Marshall families, friends, and teachers, the event raised more than $6,000 for the school.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Food, Folks, and Thanksgiving Fun

Thanksgiving week (short as it was) featured parties and feasting in many classrooms as part of a general celebration and lesson on the tradition of Thanksgiving. On either Tuesday or Wednesday, classes had parties with stories, crafts, and yes—even mini Thanksgiving “feasts.” In my daughter’s classroom led by Mrs. Vizcaya, students tried cranberry sauce, stuffing, and corn bread with their turkey cold cuts. We enjoyed Thanksgiving stories and everyone made a paper-plate turkey decorated with “real” feathers. In Ms. Fleury and Mrs. Mathew’s class seen in the photo here, students enjoyed a slightly different feast, but the message was the same: we have a lot to be thankful for here at Marshall School. Being together reminds us of that.