James H. Boyd Intermediate
For Cranberry Day, the third grade children rotated through 6 stations, where they completed cranberry-based activities. These activities included measuring the distance a cranberry will bounce, estimating the number of cranberries in a container, creating cranberry art, tasting different types of cranberries, simulating a cranberry bog, and others. It was a "cran"tastic day!
Traveling Through the Genres
On October 19th, third graders experienced traveling through the genres.
They took their passports and rotated through 4 classrooms on a discovery journey. Parent volunteers read picture books aloud to the students in each of the classrooms. Children were given a passport stamp to mark their journey. They also had the opportunity to rate each of the books out of 4 stars and tell about their favorite part.
In Mrs. Cornwell's room they traveled through informational texts learning new facts on animal skeletons in the book Bones and interesting facts about animals in Animal Sizes. In Mrs. Bove's class the students listened to biographies on some very cool people like Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Lonnie Johnson; the man who invented the water gun and lots of other cool things. They experienced folktales and legends in Ms. Gates' classroom with The Great Kapok Tree and The Magic Amber, a Korean folktale. The final part of their journey was a visit to narrative nonfiction in Mrs. Friend's class. They learned how a mother octopus gives up her life to have her babies in The Gentle Giant Octopus and how cool chameleons are in How Chameleons are Cool.
A great time was had by all!
Our fourth and fifth grade classes enjoyed a wonderful and educational day with the Junior Achievement Program. Each class spent the day in the “JA Our City” program learning practical information about businesses and the main occupations found in those businesses within a typical day. The children all participated in 5 different sessions including, but not limited to, Inside Cities, Building a City, Dining Out, Making Headlines and You Can Bank on It. The students had a terrific time acquiring many new skills and concepts. Meet the future city planners and Thank you, Junior Achievement.
International Dot Day
Boyd Intermediate School celebrated International Dot Day. The school community was encouraged to wear their dots to school. The students experienced a reading of Peter H. Reynold's book, The Dot. This day is for all people to harness their creativity. It also teaches about the love, inspiration and beliefs that all teachers have for their students. The assembly encouraged everyone to trust in their abilities always. Thank you, Dr. Toscano for this inspirational assembly.