Monday, November 19, 2007

Veterans Day Ceremony at LCM

We had a very moving Veterans Day Ceremony on Thursday Nov.8th. Seven veterans from Yarmouth were here to remember those Veterans that served for the United States in the Armed Forces. Mike Conroy, one of the Veterans’ visiting mentioned how nice it was to have children recognize Veterans Day. Mr. Conroy served in the Air Force in Thailand and through out the US including Cape Cod. Tom Kelly a native of Dennis Village who attended John Simpkins Elementary School was here also. Mr. Kelly served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War. Butch Hiller a native of Hyannis served in the Army during the Vietnam War as an Intelligence Officer. Lou Morea was another Veteran we had the honor of meeting and he served in the 328 Infantry of the Army that landed on Normandy Beach on D-Day. John Newton entered the Army out of high school and went overseas to the Philippines and finished his service there. Bob Dubois whose grandson Mitchell attends LCM also visited us. He served in the Navy and took part in the Cuban blockade during the Kennedy Administration. He also patrolled for Submarines on a Navy Destroyer. Tom Bailey, 85 years young served in the Army during World War II in England, France and Germany as a Chemical Warfare Specialist. The students listened to their history and then sang many patriotic songs taught to them by music teacher Mrs. Valerie Schultz. There wasn’t a dry teachers eye in the house!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

National Young Readers Day!

In our music classes over the past week, the book The Remarkable Farkle McBride by John Lithgow has been read aloud by our music teacher, Mrs. Schultz. Tonight there is a webcast of John Lithgow reading The Remarkable Farkle McBride that will begin at 5:00 PM and be viewable all night long. It will be "America's Biggest Bedtime Story!"
Click on National Young Readers Day! above and the link will take you to the story.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Whats happening in the library this week?

Students in third grade continue to work on their non-fiction big books on the Wampanoags. Students in first and second grade are learning about bats. This week they will put what they have learned into a slide show on Kid Pix. Hopefully I will be able to post those slide shows here! Kindergarten students are listening to books about friendship.

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