AE/MS Second Graders Learn About ‘Earth Changes’

By Gretchen Hildebrand, AE/MS Second Grade
AE/MS Second Graders Learn About ‘Earth Changes’

Second graders spent 5 weeks studying about Earth Changes and the causes, effects and impacts those changes have on our planet and our lives.  They worked in partnerships (which is a very challenging thing to do for 5 weeks) and produced wonderful posters to share their information with the first, third and eight graders.  I […]

AE/MS Second Grade Annual Heart Healthy Valentine Restaurant Held

AE/MS Second Grade Annual Heart Healthy Valentine Restaurant Held

Second graders held their annual (over 12 years now) Heart Healthy Valentine Restaurant at AE/MS.  They enthusiastically served the third graders to reward them for performing the duty the year before, and invited the staff of the school to eat at the restaurant or ‘do take-out’.  The record breaking $347.00 that was raised will be […]

S.H.A.R.E. DAY – 30 Years!

Friday, May 10th

By Margo Coolidge

When printed in the March edition of the Beacon, we credited Gisela Darling for this article when it was actually written by Margo Coolidge. Wow!  Have 30 years gone by fast!  It seems like yesterday when a small group of Andover PTO mothers brainstormed S.H.A.R.E  Day (See How the Arts Reaches Everyone) into existence. They […]

Second Graders at AE/MS Learn Mandarin

By Gretchen Hildebrand, AE/MS
Second Graders at AE/MS Learn Mandarin

This fall, second graders could sign up to take a beginning Mandarin class taught by Proctor Academy senior, Lauren Ho.  Despite the difficulty of learning to write and pronounce the language, they began to understand how it ‘works’ and could recite their own names!   Lauren has been a wonderful presence at AE/MS for several trimesters. […]

AE/MS Second Grade Creates and Performs Halloween Play

By Gretchen Hildebrand, AE/MS
AE/MS Second Grade Creates  and Performs Halloween Play

“Halloween Trouble” was this year’s creation of AE/MS second graders. As usual, there was no lack of creativity in formulating the story. The students voted on 21 of their favorite characters, which included (among the usual spooky ones) Queen Elizabeth, Chocolate Man, Evil Stepmom, Evil Granny, Evil Cupcake, Evil Hamburger and Evil Gummy Bear! Try […]

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