Category: <span>Jackson Street School</span>

November 27, 2017November 28, 2017
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Jackson Street Mindfulness Meditation & Yoga

New Yoga Video for Jackson Street Jackson Street Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga Instructor Rebeca Allessi has a new resource for students, teachers, and families on her website.  The current video demonstrates a few key yoga positions to help center the mind and body.  Ms. Allessi will continue to update her page and add more resources...

November 17, 2017November 17, 2017
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JSS News 11.17.17

Click here for Gwen’s full letter. What We’re Thankful For  Here is a small sample of what students at Jackson Street are thankful for. Ms. Carlton’s 1st grade classroom 102 We are thankful for: My teacher, family and friends Being artistic The slide at JSS Ice-skating and hockey The whole world My school The earth...

November 9, 2017November 9, 2017
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JSS News 11.9.17

Click here for Gwen’s full letter. GRATITUDE Tis the season – for giving and for giving thanks. Special ways we at JSS show our gratitude are: • Our “I AM THANKFUL FOR” annual newsletter – to be published on Friday, November 17 (no newsletter on Nov. 22). Students and staff contribute to the list of...

November 3, 2017November 3, 2017
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JSS News 11.3.17

Click here for Gwen’s full letter. Mindfulness at JSS There are many ways and places that we practice mindfulness at JSS. I lead the school, on the intercom, on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 8:50 (ish) AM in a Mindful Meditation. Students, of course, have a choice whether to do this or not – the...

November 2, 2017November 2, 2017
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JSS News 10.27.17

Click here for Gwen’s full letter.  THANK YOU, JSS GARDENERS! We had an energetic and amazing crew of parents, children and teachers last week at our fall Harvest Festival and Garden Work Day! About 35 people worked together to get our school garden ready for the winter. We weeded and raked; spread wood chips on...

October 20, 2017October 20, 2017
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JSS News 10.20.17

Click here for Gwen’s full letter. IT’S COLD OUTSIDE (SOMETIMES!) It’s finally feeling like fall – ish – so here’s a reminder about how we determine whether we stay inside for recess or go outside. If it’s raining, we stay inside – and we hang the “I” (for inside) banner on the front of the...

October 16, 2017October 13, 2017
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Jackson Street Seed Investigation

Click here to see a panoramic view of the students’ work. The Jackson Street second grade investigated how seeds become new plants.  One part of the process is the dispersal of the seed from the plant.  The teacher’s explanation is below. Follow the link above to see the students’ full work.  

October 13, 2017October 13, 2017
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JSS News 10.13.17

Click here for Gwen’s full letter. Too Many Structured Activities May Hinder Children’s Executive Functioning When children spend more time in structured activities, they get worse at working toward goals, making decisions, and regulating their behavior, according to a study. Click here for the full article.

October 13, 2017October 13, 2017
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4th Grade Investigates Puerto Rican History

From Mr. Strouse’s 4th grade class.  Find the full album of pictures here. Mr. Strouse’s 4th graders studied the history of Borinquén, or Puerto Rico, through the book “Parrots Over Puerto Rico.”  This illustrated timeline tells the history of the Puerto Rican parrots and people!

Jackson St. School Garden Provides Hands-On Education
October 12, 2017October 12, 2017
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Jackson St. School Garden Provides Hands-On Education

Diego Irizarry-Gerould, a garden educator with School Sprouts, talks to a fourth-grade class at Jackson Street School in Northampton about what they are going to do during their garden period on Thursday. GAZETTE STAFF/CAROL LOLLIS – Buy this Image NORTHAMPTON — On a sunny fall afternoon, the children at Jackson Street School go outside to weed plants...

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