Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Fun at Field Day!

Field Day at the West - Friday, June 20th

Mr. Frazer introduces Field Day Activities

Volcanic Eruptions at the West!

Mr. Booth’s 2nd grade classroom studied the tectonic plates and how they relate to volcanic activity. 
 The two week unit erupted in a fitting finale when the students’ working model volcanoes were taken out of dormancy and began erupting on the playground.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Stoughton's Finest Visit with the West Kindegarten

This week our Kindergarten students were excited to visit with  members of the Stoughton Fire and Police Departments. Students were able to "tour" the various vehicles that Officer Faria, Detective Hardy, Officer Lydstone and Lieutenant Campbell presented to them. They were even greeted by Cak, Officer Lydstone's canine partner.
 Lieutenant Campbell explains all the "parts" of the Fire truck.

Officer Faria, Detective Hardy and Officer Lydstone

Detective Hardy explains the K-9 unit.

Officer Faria demonstrate the Police Motorcycle

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Grade 4 studies the Great Depression

The fourth grade is currently reading Bud, Not Buddy. The book takes place during the great depression and the main character, Bud, is truly feeling the effects. Bud is a homeless orphan and is on a quest to find his family. On his journey

Tiffany and Ella create the Grade 4
"Hoovervilles" display of student work.
he encounters Hoovervilles. These villages sprung up all around the United States in places that had little to no money. They were named Hoovervilles after President Herbert Hoover. to show him how horrible the country was doing. They were meant to place blame on the president for the depression. The fourth grade has drawn their interpretations of Hoovervilles as it was explain in Bud, Not Buddy.

Kids for Voting Contest Winners

The Kids for Voting Bookmark Contest Winners were recently recognized at Town Meeting. The West Elementary School Community is very proud of our three winners.
West Elementary School Contest Winners - Ava, Laisa and Elyssa