4th Grade Science Study Guide: Energy, Light and Sound UPDATED2

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What is energy? This is from U. S. Energy Information Administration. Energy Is the Ability To Do Work Energy comes in different forms: Heat (thermal) Light (radiant) Motion (kinetic) Electrical Chemical Nuclear energy Gravitational Energy is in everything. We use energy for everything we do, from making a jump shot to baking cookies to sending […]

Rocks and Minerals Science Study Guide for 4th Grade

The Rock Cycle via video for Igneous Rock, Sedimentary Rock and Metamorphic Rock These are the concepts that my kids find confusing, so I’ve added some extra information from sites to help kids understand the differences. This great information is from Mr.SciGuy. Erosion versus Weathering This is from Compare Anything. Weathering and erosion are geological processes that act together to […]

Phases of Moon Study Guide for 4th Grade Science

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image from Moon Connection My kids study phases of the moon in 4th grade and both girls seemed to have problems with getting Waxing versus Waning straight in their heads despite a week of study. It could be that Waxing Crescent Moons look pretty similar to Waning Crescent Moons. I think Oreos would help with […]

The Village Bank will award $40,000 in college scholarships to Newton, Wayland students

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Kenneth C. Brennan, president and CEO of The Village Bank, announced today that the Bank’s Auburndale Community Charitable Foundation will award a total of $40,000 in college scholarships to Newton and Wayland residents who are graduating from high school this year and intending to pursue studies at an accredited college or university in the fall. […]

5th Grade Science Unit on Weather: Air Pressure, Heat, Moisture and Wind.

What Causes Weather: Heat, Air Pressure, Wind and Moisture

I just saw the Museum of Science of Boston’s presentation on weather for 5th graders today and I remembered how difficult it was for me to help my fifth grader figure out how to study for her weather unit. I spent hours googling weather terminology to help her with flashcards but then, trying to put […]

Best Preschools in Newton UPDATED

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This list is from Newton’s Wikipedia page. I noticed that it’s not a comprehensive list, so please add in any preschools that you know as a comment and I’ll add the link to the page. Here are other links on preschools as well.

$5k College Scholarships from Hood for New England Athletes (Girls and Boys) Who Volunteer

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The Hood Sportsmanship Scholarship presented by Hood Milk is open to seniors enrolled in a high school in one of the six New England states. Seniors must be attending a two- or four-year accredited college or university in the fall of 2012 and meet the following criteria: * Minimum of a 3.0 GPA * Participated […]

Newton North High School: A Walk Down Mural Lane

Getting nostalgic and want to have a keepsake of these memories? You are in luck! Click here to purchase.  This gorgeous coffee table book that depicts the old Newton North High School is $85 and was lovingly photographed by Newton photographer, Sharon Schindler. She also has more images available. Here’s a sampling: Old Newton North High […]

New Funnel Playground Toy at Peirce Elementary: Temple and Dartmouth Street

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This new Funnel Ball makes shooting baskets much easier. You just aim for the big funnel at the top. This was the Class Gift from Peirce’s Class of 2011 5th Graders and was recently installed. The next time you drive by the 4-square courts along Temple Street take a look … it’s the tall blue […]

The Transformation of Newton North High School: A Photograph Exhibit by Sharon Schindler

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It’s gone, but you can still see it here! Please join us for the Opening Reception of a photograph exhibit on the old but beloved Newton North High School. Photography is by local acclaimed photographer Sharon Schindler. Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 7th from 6:00-8:30 pm Location: New Art Center, Main Gallery, 61 Washington Park Exhibit […]