Secret Santa 2014

Student Secret Santa is an opportunity for us to help out a local charity. This charity helps over 300 children in the surrounding towns; we were given a chance to help a local family in need during this holiday season. Our students and their families generously donated to this cause. We wanted to say thank you for your generous donations, you helped make the holidays a little brighter for two little girls.

On Wednesday, December 17th, We shopped at the Burlington Mall for the 8 year old twin girls. All the students were included in the process, from budgeting, planning our list, shopping, wrapping and presenting the gifts at the assembly.

Have a Great Holiday & a Happy New Year!

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October Newsletter

Room 715…Niman/Chaisson

      It’s been a busy September in room 715! We have been working hard getting our new space organized as well as becoming reacquainted with each other after the month off. We recently concluded our English Unit on conflict. During July and September, students read various articles focused on the “Big” unit question: is conflict necessary? Each of the 10 articles was written about different types of conflict (family, friends, sports competition…). After many class discussions, students choose two of the articles and were asked to write a five paragraph essay in which they answered the big question using details and examples from the articles and real life. We enjoyed reading and sharing all the essays. The essays are currently displayed in the room for everyone to enjoy!

PEMDAS, PEMDAS, PEMDAS….we have been concentrating on this important order of operations rule for the past month. We have used some great visuals and pneumonic devices to help the students remember how to solve these sometimes complicated equations. Students had the chance to use the Promethean Board to complete examples and are taking a final “quiz” for mastery before we move on to more complex algebraic problems, like balancing equations.

The Biology Cellular Unit will be ongoing as it is one of five themes for the Biology MCAS. Currently, we are learning the basics of what a cell is and the different parts that make-up these microscopic units of life. Students are comparing and contrasting plant and animal cells and even got a chance to take a virtual tour of a cell on the following website…www.biology4kids.com

Finally, this year we are continuing with World History II, and concentrating on the Western Hemisphere (Ancient North, Central, and South America). Students read four chapters in their history books, engaged in group discussions, and are currently beginning a cumulating project based on the theme. In November we will be taking a travel training trip to the Museum of Science to tour the current exhibit, Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed,” and will attend the IMAX movie, “Mysteries of the Maya.”

We are looking forward the rest of the school year. So far, the students have been working hard and are eager to learn more. Here’s to a successful year for all students and staff here at LABBB!

Special Olympics, 2014

What a fun day, despite the chilly weather.

All of our athletes performed well in their events, and many medals were earned!

Final Medal Count:

10 gold, 6 silver, 5 bronze and 3 fourth place ribbons; you rock 822

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FOOD DRIVE!

Food Drive:
Nov.
1st- thru 22nd

Goal: Donate 200 items to benefit needy families in Lexington
Please open your hearts during this holiday season and help us to help
others!
Donate Rice, Pasta,Pasta Sauce, Cereal,Peanut Butter, Jams,Noodles bowls, stuffing mixes,
meals in a can or box, Canned Tuna, Chicken or turkey, soups and stews,
fruits, (cranberry jelly) Vegetables, Juice and milk/soy boxes or plastic bottles.

Please: No glass containers, non-perishable items only,
and
please check expiration dates!
Nov 1-­‐22nd:
Donation Bin located in
LABBB classroom 822 or  may be dropped at the LABBB office during classroom hours!

Lexington Interfaith Food Pantry
P.O. Box 635
Lexington, MA 02420
The Food Pantry is a non-profit organization staffed entirely by volunteers, some of whom have been
volunteering since its inception, along with volunteers from Temple Isaiah, Hancock United Church of
Christ, Lexington United Methodist Church, Lexington Catholic Communities of Sacred Heart and St.
Brigid’s parishes, First Parish, and other individuals.Wilson Farms CSA members.