The Inspiring – Rob Surette!


Rob Surette and his Image of Rob Surette sitting on the floor with 3 Chickering Reporters, displayed behind him are several of his paintings. Left to right: Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, Jr., Tom Brady, and Abraham Lincoln.Hero Art came to our school. What an amazing and inspiring presentation. We had a quick interview with Mr. Surette to learn more. We hope you have an opportunity to see his performance and art. You can see some of his art on his website. Happy Listening!


Reported by Sophie C., Bryan, Grant, and Matt. T.

A Salem Witch Trial – Revisited!



On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, Image shows the 3 men and 1 woman, actors depicting the trial of Bridget Bishop, who was convicted of being a witch.the fifth graders were introduced to the Cry Innocent performance from Salem, Massachusetts. What was it like then, why did the witch trials happen? We hope you enjoy our conversation with the actors of Cry Innocent.


Reported by Bella, Alexander, Anthony, and Antonio

New Teachers



This year, two new teachers, in grades Kindergarten and First Grade, joined our school. Mrs. Parker, is a new kindergarten teacher and new to teaching; Ms Cipolla is new to our first grade team. We trust you enjoy our talk with both these teachers.


Reported by Jonathan, Mason, Sawyer and Andrew

Why MCAS Exams?



We were curious about how MCAS exams all came about and how it all works at Chickering School. We had a chat with our Assistant Principal, Dr. Reinemann, to find out. We hope you enjoy listing to our conversation about MCAS.


Reported by Anne Marie, Aubrey, Bridget and Nicholas



A Trip to Lexington and Concord

Who fired the first shot at Lexington, in the Colony of Massachusetts on April 19, 1775? was just one of many questions the fifth grade students tried to solve on their visit to Lexington and Concord.

We borrowed some photos and video taken by one of the fifth grade teachers, Mr. Wadness and by some of his students. We hope you enjoy this brief visit.

Reported by Angus, Freddie and Liam

Mindfulness by Josh Winer!

This is an update from our fall blog post about our new art installation by Joshua Winer, an artist from Wellesley, Massachusetts. It’s a mosaic and mobile installation depicting Mindfulness.

Mr. Harte, our technology teacher took time lapse photography using an iPad with the app called Frameographer. He kindly let us use his video. We are using TouchCast to create our video.

 We hope you enjoyed our first use of video and green screen.   

     by James and Iris