February News

posted Feb 27, 2019, 5:59 AM by Winnie Carey

Please read these important reminders and mark your calendars.

  1. Dr. Seuss Spirit Week February 25-March 1: March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s birthday, what better way to celebrate than to read? Please join us in celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday with our spirit week celebrations. 
    Monday, February 25th: The Foot Book - Wear mismatched shoes or socks Tuesday, February 26th: Oh, The Places You’ll Go - Wear a shirt or hat from a place you have been or would like to visit. Wednesday, February 27th: Green Eggs and Ham - Wear something green! Thursday, February 28th: The Sleep Book - Wear your pajamas to school. Friday, March 1st: The Cat in the Hat - Wear black, white and/or red.

Substitutes: If you are interested in being a substitute at Placentino Elementary School please contact Cheryl Lassey at lasseyc@holliston.k12.ma.us to inquire.

Placentinkers kicked off the new year with the book Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen.  Violet is a science-loving girl inventor who creates flying machines and “glorious contraptions” made out of misfit and broken parts from the junkyard next door. What better platform to encourage invention, innovation, and creativity!  We followed Violet’s lead by tinkering and inventing in our own “junkyard” of broken electronics and toys. Armed with screwdrivers and determination, our Placentinkers reworked disassembled parts in creative ways.  There was a keyboard controlled microscope, a solar-powered robot and the impressive “typer-flyer” to name a few! We love our “Breakerspace” and our inventions!
In addition to the Tinker/Invention table, students also rotated through stations around the room.  Stations included a Lego Wall, a Marble Maze Run, an Exploration Station (with the ever-popular electronic typewriter), MagnaTiles, Gears, and a K’NEX table.  Thank you, Violet, for your inspiration! Please visit the Placentinkers Website for more information and some wonderful photos of our students in action!

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