CLARK – As they got ready to celebrate Halloween, fifth graders at Valley Road School in Clark learned about the Salem Witch Trials while kindergartners used pumpkins to practice math and science concepts.
Fifth graders at Valley Road School in Clark researched events of the Salem Witch Trials on Halloween. Students used interactive books on the SMART board, historical websites on laptops, and mystery books in order to piece together information. Students were encouraged to share what they believed happened in 1692 inside the small town of Salem, Massachusetts. Pictured, (from right) Justin Marrugo, Natalie DeRose, and Shelby Meyers from Bryan Lowe’s class finish their research on the witches of Salem.
Kim Belverio’s Kindergarten class at Valley Road School in Clark investigated pumpkins. The children studied pumpkins inside and out. They estimated the pumpkins’ weight, then actually weighed the pumpkin. Children also estimated the circumference of the pumpkin by cutting a piece of yarn that they thought would fit around the pumpkin. They used their five senses to describe the pumpkin and finally carved and decorated their own pumpkins. All pumpkin centers were led by the class’ mom volunteers. Pictured in the photo from left to right: Kindergartners Eva Venturino Evan DiFrancesco employ their mathematical skills on a pumpkin.
(Photos courtesy of Clark Public Schools)
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