Wild Things in first grade

In 1st grade at Manchester Memorial Elementary, teacher Ann Heslop taught students about a mythical creature called the Wild Thing.

Photos by Ashley Amero and Jamie Grimes

In 1st grade at Manchester Memorial Elementary, teacher Ann Heslop taught students about a mythical creature called the Wild Thing. The students gathered at the front of the room, where Heslop explained where the Wild Thing lives and what he does in his spare time. After they took turns sharing their thoughts of the Wild Thing , they each went and worked either independently or in pairs to create their own Wild Things with construction paper, markers, and glue. In addition, to add a literacy and writing component, they wrote stories about the Wild Things that they created.

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Teacher professional development covers grading guidelines

On October 6, 2010, the students of Manchester Essex Middle/High School had the first half day of the 2010-2011 school year.

Photos by Alex Filias and Abbi Biggar

On October 6, 2010, the students of Manchester Essex Middle/High School had the first half day of the 2010-2011 school year.  While students were dismissed early, the teachers stayed for department meetings.  After taking a lunch break, members of each department gathered with the department head to discuss guidelines for grading.

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