Students at PES learned a little bit about Vincent Van Gogh in Ms. Compton’s art class this week. Following a discussion about one of the world’s most recognizable paintings, “The Starry Night”, and a little bit about Van Gogh’s work, life, and style, students in 3rd and 4th grade got the chance to create paintings using tempera paint.

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Featured image of article: Lego Club is A-go

After school on Tuesdays, 3rd and 4th graders are challenged to create, collaborate, build, and problem solve during Lego Club. This week’s challenge was to build a floating vessel and see how many pennies it could hold without sinking. Last week, they worked independently first, then with a partner, then in small groups, finally as one big group to create their Lego World.

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Featured image of article: Fire Safety Week

On Friday, October 4th, Peterborough Fire and Rescue visited PES to talk to the school about fire safety. Chief Ed Walker joined us for morning meeting, and members of the department visited with their fire trucks and ambulances. PES students got the opportunity to ask questions and explore the vehicles.

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Featured image of article: Flexible Seating

Many classrooms at PES offer flexible seating for its students. Flexible seating

Featured image of article: Family Contra Dance

We were pleased to have Lucius Parshall, “The Dance Caller,”
leading us in New England Line and Circle Dance for the evening.
We were also pleased to have a group of musicians providing us
with LIVE MUSIC!!!

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Featured image of article: Cornucopia

Perfect spring weather greeted PES gardeners on Tuesday. Cornucopia teachers Kathleen, Lauren and Master Gardener Peggy first led the students in an activity to correctly sequence the story of the life cycle of a seed. The students then cooperated to transplant kale and lettuce seedlings. Spinach, pea shoots, carrots,

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