On Tuesday, January 29, the fifth graders from LaPerche visited Gillette Stadium. We had a large group of amazing chaperones who joined the staff and students and they all had...
Thank you to our wonderful partner, Special Olympics of Rhode Island, for sharing the Imagination Playground with us. Mr. Connell invited each class let their creativity flow!...
The LaPerche Pasta Dinner took place on Friday, January 25 and was a smashing success. All of LaPerche is invited to the event where the fifth graders take care of everything ...
On Saturday, former and current LaPerche students volunteered in the community at the Mat Ministry. They worked together to prepare plastic grocery bags to get them ready to be woven into water proof, lightweight mats that are given to homeless people. The mats provide insulation from the cold and the heat. They are water proof and lightweight in design which makes them portable. It takes 500 bags to make one mat! If you have extra clean, dry grocery bags please send them into school. Students may place the bags in the white trash can across from the office. LaPerche students care about others! view image
Mrs. Caswell's kindergarten students look at pictures of a variety of animals and then discuss with partners if they think they are domestic or wild animals. The class discussed the difference and the fact that sometimes animals can be both since they are found in the wild and the zoo. view image
Still as a ROCK-Mrs. Martel's first graders practice focus and self control while playing Still as a Rock, an energizer from Responsive Classroom. During this energizer, students dance around until Mrs. Martel calls out STILL AS A ROCK! She sets a timer for 30 seconds and the students try and remain completely still during those seconds. Practice with your child and see if she/he can remain still. Start with 5 seconds and build on that success! view image
Investigation 3.1 from here to there. Focus Question-What are some important features of a cart that will help you get from here to there? Mrs. Ferreira's students used prior knowledge of wheel and axle systems to become engineers. They were to create a cart that would travel down a ramp with little force. Students were given materials but no directions. They built their carts and questioned why their designs were not allowing the axle to turn the wheels. Ask your child what she/he discovered and how she/he was able to be successful. view image