Saturday, May 31, 2014

STEM & Story

Here's the latest from Coordinated Family & Community Engagement!

Join Pam Espinosa and Lisa Cheney for STEM & Story! We will sing songs, read stories, make crafts and investigate simple scientific concepts. So far, we have played with our shadows, learned about how wind moves the leaves on a tree, and discovered the science of soap bubbles! There are still several weeks left, and we would love for you to register and join in the fun.

This program is designed for budding scientists ages 2 -5, and younger siblings are welcome. STEM & Story runs on Thursdays, from May 15 - June 26 at 10:30 a.m. Please contact Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5489 or e.cheney@hwschools.net to register.

STEM & Story P.M. Edition is also available!  This special evening version of STEM & Story will be at 6:30 pm on June 19 and is for ages 2 - 5 years.  Please contact Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5489 or e.cheney@hwschools.net to register.

I AM A SCIENTIST!, a STEM workshop for parents is being offered on Thursday, June 5 at 6:30 pm. This workshop is designed to increase parent knowledge in developing STEM experiences at home.  Please contact Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5489 or e.cheney@hwschools.net to register.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Spring Eggs Contest!

Congratulations to: 


Caleb, age 5


William, age 8 and
Ryanne, age 11

Winners of the Hamilton-Wenham Library's
2014 Spring Eggs Guessing Contest

There were 

679

Eggs!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Fairy Houses Needed!

Do you have shoe boxes hiding in the back of your closet? We would love to take them off your hands, and our garden fairies would be very grateful! We are collecting shoe boxes for our fairy house building program. Please drop off any donations (with or without lids) in the Children's Room. Thank you!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

The New England Aquarium Presents Tidepool Adaptations

Maris of The New England Aquarium visited the Hamilton-Wenham Library during vacation week, and we had the chance to observe a variety of coastal critters, including clams, oysters, sea urchins, mussels, snails, sea stars and a bunch of different crabs to name a few.  We learned so many fun facts about sea creatures that live right here at our local beaches.  Some of us even got to dress up as a sea star! After a dynamic presentation, we had the chance to meet and hold the animals in the touch tanks. The wiggly sea star podia, or tube feet, were really neat!