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Valentine’s STEM Challenge

Fourth grade competed in a Valentine’s Day catapult STEM challenge on February 14. Teams from each fourth grade class built catapults with the goal of launching a projectile (a candy heart) as far as possible, then took their contraptions to the hallway to put them to the test. The winners of this friendly competition were […]

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Kindness Cards

Here are some pictures from MED’s Red House challenge. Mrs. Rudat’s red team made and delivered kindness cards for Mrs. Milano’s blue team.

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Groundhog Day Predictions

For February’s Kindergarten STEM activity, students learned about Groundhog Day (this year, Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow and predicts an early spring). Students experimented with light by using flashlights to represent the sun and building structures to block the sunlight. Students then followed the activity to see if their chubby little rodents saw the […]

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Green Gives Ice Cream

Giving is better than receiving! For their house challenge, the Green House visited Purple House classrooms to dish out ice cream and handmade greeting cards. This random act of kindness was done in the spirit of building unity between the houses. The smiles on their peers’ faces taught students the value of giving without the […]

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Service Club at Kids Club

The CMS Service Club visited the Chatham Kids Club afterschool program on January 28 to play games, read books, and make crafts with the younger children.

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House Dancing

January 24 was a house activity day at MED. Students in our four respective houses at donned their house colors and enjoyed music and dancing during lunchtime!

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Art Fun Friday

Mr. Botsford’s Language Concepts class took a mini field trip to the art room on Friday! With the help of a few friends, they experimented with creating their own air-dry clay. A messy good time was had by all! The class is looking forward to scheduling another Art Fun Friday event in February.