To provide a creative and challenging curriculum for ALL in an innovative and nurturing facility in partnership with parents and the community in order to develop life long learners.
Andover Elementary School hosted their annual Intergenerational Day on the day before Thanksgiving. Parents, grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and siblings flocked to AES for a fun-filled morning of music, refreshments and classroom visitations. The students were eager to show off their classrooms and interact with family members. Classes played games, made crafts, performed skits and delivered presentations for our visitors. This is a special day here at AES. One grandparent told me, "I look forward to this day every year!"
Andover Lego First had an amazing Saturday! We competed in 4 areas: a Research Project, a demonstration of Core Values, Robot Design, and a Robot Match. The team researched the effect of Varroa mites on bees, and designed an improvement to hive construction that would help bees to fight against this parasite naturally. Their efficient and successful Robot Design was the result of many hours of trial and error, and resulted in the successful completion of 6 missions on the board in the Match! Finally, the Core Values demonstration shows that students know how to collaborate as group members, sharing smart ideas and working together- we got ALL exemplary marks in this category! What an incredible group of kids!
In honor of Veteran's Day, Veteran family members and friends of AES joined us on Thursday November 10th to be recognized and celebrated. Each grade level participated in the assembly by reciting poems, singing, leading the Pledge or writing and reading essays. Our Veterans were presented with cards, essays and a flower. We thank them for their service to our country.
Happy Thanksgiving Andover Families and Staff!
We celebrated Intergenerational Day today as we welcomed family members of all ages to AES. This annual tradition takes place on the day before Thanksgiving when we invite extended family members to visit our school and classrooms for special presentations, games and activities. Special thanks to our PTA for preparing refreshments for today’s guests and to our teachers for preparing engaging activities with their students. Be sure to check out the gallery of pictures posted on our new website at www.andoverelementaryct.org.
Ready, set, LEGO!! This Saturday the Andover Lego First (ALF) team will compete against other regional teams at Tolland High School. We will arrive bright and early to prepare for our robot mission challenge, project presentation, and CORE values competition. The team has been working hard since September to assemble our table models, program our robot to complete missions all around the Lego table, and researching a relationship between animals and humans that we believe needs to improve. The team has become experts in robot programming and honey bees. We found out all of the benefits that bees provide to humans and how we can help them in the challenges that they face. We believe that we have come up with an ideal hive to promote bee wellness. It’s been a crazy ride, but we’re ready! Wish us luck!!
Happy Veteran’s Day!
Our school gathered this morning to recognize and celebrate the Veterans in our families and in the community. We had 26 Veterans join us for a school-wide assembly that featured every grade level. Our students read essays, sang songs, recited poems and led us in the Pledge of Allegiance. Each Veteran received cards, a booklet of essays and a flower. Recently retired teacher, John Gasper, visited and spoked to the assembled group about his experiences in Vietnam. It was a special and memorable day for everyone.