The B.A.S.E. annual auction will be held at the Braintree Town Hall on Sunday, February 13th from noon - 5:00PM. If you have something to donate or work for someone who will donate an item or gift certificate to our auction we would GREATLY appreciate it.
Examples of possible donations include, but are certainly not limited to:
-Restaurant Gift Certificates
-Lawn Care Services
-Plumbing or Electrical Services
-One Week Time Share
-Tickets to Sporting Event/Concerts
Remember B.A.S.E. is a 501(C)(3) corporation so all donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE! Call us at 781.849.3484 for more information
While some might be wondering "Gee, what exactly has 2nd Grade been up to this month?", the real question is, "What haven't we been up to?" During December our class has been learning about all kinds of animals, both endangered and other wise, and as a result we've been up to our ears in a little bit of everything!
We started the month off learning about Endangered Mammals and creating posters of some that we researched ourselves. Check out Aysia's poster to the left about the "Clouded Leopard"!
Also, we're pretty certain that by now everyone has seen our Leather-Backed Sea Turtle project! These turtles were all over our classroom these past few weeks and have finally found a home on the new bulletin board in the hall outside of the second grade room.
Other creatures we learned about during Reptiles and Amphibians week included crocodiles, frogs, and more. If you look real close on the board, you'll even see some of these creature hiding near our Sea Turtles... Watch out!
To see more of our projects, check out the slide show below!
During the month of November our students at BASE will be learning about musical instruments and their various contributions to the music we listen to and appreciate every day. We kicked off Music Month this week with Percussion! Students learned that percussion instruments can be struck or rung in order to produce their distinctive sounds. At the end of the week the kids got together and formed a Drumming Circle using the instruments we made and demonstrated how we learned to keep a beat!
Click "Play" on the upper left corner of the main image below to start the slide show!
Greetings and salutations Second Grade Families! This week we have posted a "Wish Tree" outside our classroom with a number of items on it that the second grade class can use. These include pens, markers, cards, trivia flash cards and even small pillows for our cozy corner. Each item you bring in has a raffle ticket value. For example, pens have a value of 5 tickets while pillows have a value of 15 tickets. Once the leaves on the "Wish Tree" are all gone there will be a drawing for a $25 gift card to the store of the winning student's choice. The more tickets your child earns, the better their chances of winning are! Not only is this fun, but it helps our classroom get things we really need, such as pencils and erasers for when we do our homework. Thanks to all those parents how have already helped us out!
This week the second graders explored the theme of "Trees & Leaves" by reading an old favorite, "The Lorax" by Dr. Seuss. Throughout the week we made two forms of "truffula trees", the first you see pictured here! The other "truffula trees" we made were created out of broccoli, cauliflower, and celery stalks and made a delicious snack.
Anthony's take on the Once-ler!
In "The Lorax" all of the Truffula Trees are eventually cut down by the Once-ler and his family. One of the things our students noticed while reading the book, however, is that you never actually see the Once-ler's face! Have you ever seen a Once-ler? What about the Once-ler's brothers, uncles and aunts? Neither had we! So we used our great imaginations to come up with our own ideas of what the Once-ler looks like!!! Check out Anthony's Once-ler on the right, and Matty B.'s multiple versions below.
A new school year has started and here we are! The second grade teachers would like to welcome everyone back to BASE and let you all know how excited we are for this school year.
These past few weeks have gotten us off to a great start with lots of working together and community service based projects. Some of the causes our class has been trying to focus on include:
Backpack Drive for the Homeless: The students were visited by Mr. Tommy from the Baycove Community Crisis Center who told us about the need for backpacks that many of his patients experience. Students did projects that tried to answer the question, "If everything I need had to fit in one backpack, what items would I choose?" Throughout the month of October, our class will be accepting donations of old backpacks to contribute to the Crisis Center's patients. Check your closets!
Braintree Community Food Pantry: Our class has also set up a donation box outside of the kitchen for non-perishable foods to be donated to the community food pantry. This will also be going on throughout this next month.
Our class would appreciate all the help we can get, so check your closets and your cupboards and tell family and friends!
On Tuesday, June 8th, BASE will hold its annual “End of the Year Show.” This year the theme is once again a variety show! The children and teachers are very excited about the show and are very proud of all the hard work they have been doing in preparation. We hope to see all of you there to support your children, children’s teachers, and their friends. You may bring as many friends and family members as you would like, the more the merrier! The show will be held at East Middle School in Braintree which is located at 305 River Street and will take place at 6:00 PM. Seating is first come first serve and because Braintree charges us a renters fee to use the building we unfortunately will be charging an entrance fee of $2.00 per person.
All children who will be in the show will be fed pizza at BASE and then be bussed over to East Middle School by the start of the show. If this is not your child’s regular day to come to BASE and you would like them to come from school to BASE on the bus, you must call and ask permission. If you want to drive your own child to the show and not have them attend BASE that day please let your teachers know that you will be doing this and have them to East by 5:45. If your child is not participating in the show but is still attending BASE on this day, please pick your child up absolutely no later than 6:30 so that all our teachers can enjoy the show. All of our teachers have worked very hard with your children on preparation for the show and really like to be part of the show. There is a sign up on your child’s door to let us know if they are going to participate in the show so please make sure you sign it.
All children MUST be picked up at East Middle School after the show. No child will receive transportation from BASE staff. If you are NOT attending the performance please make sure that someone with an I.D. and that has been given permission ahead of time to your child’s teacher to pick up your child at East Middle School no later than 7:00 PM SHARP! You also must sign your child out of BASE as you would normally do every evening that you pick up your child from BASE. The children will be brought into the cafeteria after the show and you may then find your child’s teacher and sign them out and take them home. It is very important that while signing your child out that you make eye contact with you child’s teacher that has the sign out sheet so they know for sure that your child has left safely.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you all there! If you have any questions please speak to Ms. Meri or Ms. Alysa.