Rivendell Interstate school district click for home

mission statement click for home

Friday, June 22, 2018

facebook

Greetings from Gail

October 31, 2013

I would like to share with you two exciting events at Samuel Morey that showcased the great work by our students.

At last Friday's community meeting, the sixth grade hosted a "conceptpalooza." Second, third and sixth grade shared their core concept through poetry, skits and song. Kindergarten, first and fourth already shared their core concept performances at a previous community meeting.

The second graders wrote and performed an acrostic poem to the words 'Be Responsible." Here are some of their great lines they wrote about responsibility:

  • Be kind and caring
  • Excellent behavior
  • Role model
  • Eyes on the teacher
  • Sound quiet in class
  • Positive attitude
  • On time
  • Never give up
  • Succeeding in school
  • I can be responsible
  • Be kind every day
  • Learn all you can every day
  • Excellent behavior

The third grade students performed skits around respect and then sang the Katie Perry song "Eye of the Tiger." Sixth graders performed a speak chorus on citizenship and sang "You've Got a Friend in Me." The other sixth grade group wrote and performed skits on being a good citizen and also sang "Eye of the Tiger." The grand finale was the third and sixth grades singing together. It was a fun community meeting.

The other event was a special school meeting where the sixth graders shared their hard work researching nonprofits and philanthropy. This is part of their work with the Inspiring Kids project.
The sixth graders researched approximately ten nonprofits in the Upper Valley. They then voted on their top three. At the school meeting they shared their research process, a little about all the nonprofits they researched and then gave in-depth presentations about the top three. They were: Special Olympics, David's House and The Humane Society.

After their presentations the sixth grade students went to each class and gave ballots for the students to vote on their top choice of those three. The results are in but won't be announced until our Community Day on November 7th. Community Day is a time when all students at Samuel Morey will be engaged in activities to make something for a nonprofit. Some of the projects are:

  • Helping on the Cross Rivendell Trails
  • Making cards for people at David's House
  • Making labels and product of green solutions
  • Making treats for animals at animal shelter
  • Helping to build a bocce court at school
  • Fifth grade will be going on a tour of David's House

The sixth grade will be helping all the classes with their projects and going to Westshire on Thursday to help the students there with their Community Day also. I was very proud of the leadership our sixth grade students have been demonstrating during this project.