Saturday, February 9, 2013
From Mt. Pleasant Elementary students, with hugs for being so brave.
Saturday, February 9
Mt. Pleasant Elementary students created Valentine's Day cards for veterans at the Lyons VA Hospital Center and East Orange VA Medical Center. Typical of the messages: “We are so proud of you. Thank you for being so brave.”
Friday, November 9, 2012
At Mt. Pleasant Elementary, fourth graders learn all about the Electoral College.
The fourth graders at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School may have been too young to vote, but that didn’t mean they weren’t interested in tracking the Presidential Election. As the results rolled in Tuesday night, they were marking who won what and where, coloring in maps of the United States for either President Obama or Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Homework in hand, they gathered in school for the post-election analysis, taking turns to color a large map in the school’s lobby to provide a visual snapshot of the state-by-state results. Obama's wins, of course, being colored blue, while Romney's colored red. “It’s been an exciting 24 hours,” said Lucia Santarella, part of the team of Fourth Grade teachers at Mt. Pleasant Elementary …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Composer Patrick Burns gives a special lesson at Mt. Pleasant.
The Mt. Pleasant Elementary Band officially has a spring tradition. Each of the last four years they have a performed a piece by composer Patrick Burns in the spring concert and he has come to work with them. From Bloomfield, Burns has seen his work performed by elementary, middle, high school, college and professional bands throughout the world. During his hour-long session with the group, he worked on the piece, "Tribal Legend,"emphasizing the need for patience and concentration on tempo. Taking some time out from rehearsal, he gave them some background on how he wrote the piece and the folk tale that inspired it. "The younger the players are, the shorter their attention span," he explained later. "You have to give them a break." But…
Monday, March 21, 2011
Kenn Nesbitt teaches kids at Mt. Pleasant how to write a funny poem.
Spend the morning with Kenn Nesbitt and it makes you want to write in rhyme. He’s the author of more than a dozen poetry books filled with the hilarious and silly, who likes to tell kids you can find a poem in any old thing. On Friday morning he was finding poems with the students at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School. Funny poems, about chocolate and football, that sing. “Poems don’t have to be funny to be good, but I happen to like poems that are funny,” Nesbitt said. Lenore Picccoli, the librarian who has been sharing his poetry with classes, found her muse writing a special introduction for the visiting author: MPE welcomes Kenn Nesbitt. A writer, an author … a poet. He started out as a computer guy And asked himself how, what …
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
2009-2010 Report Card: NJ Department of Education.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
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