Round the Seasons

May 2010- Round the Seasons

May 2010- Round the Seasons

On Friday, May 21, 2010, proud parents witnessed a performance put on by their children – the Chickering kindergartners! First there was a Welcome Movement, then there was a round called Round the Seasons, acappella. After that, the kindergartners of Mrs. Delaney’s class sang multiple songs based on Spring. The three songs that the class performed were: One Misty, Moisty Morning, Dandelion, and Little April Shower. Then the entire grade sang Round the Seasons, again. Mrs. Disch’s class also sang three songs, but they sang songs based on Summer: One Warm and Lovely Morning, Off to the Sea, and A Happy Morning. Then the kindergartners sang Round the Seasons, again. Next, Mrs. Cohn’s class sang about Fall. They sang One Chilly, Windy Morning, The Leaves are Green, and Autumn’s Silent Call. The entire kindergarten sang Round the Seasons…..again. Finally, Mrs. Saunders’ class sang about Winter. They sang One Cold and Wintry Morning, The Sleds go Zooming, and Little Snowflake. Then can you guess what they sang? If you said Round the Seasons you are wrong, they performed Goodbye Movement. The Kindergartners were happy with their performance, so, they took a bow. Mrs. Ellis thanked the Kindergarten teachers, Mrs. Barry, pianist and Ms Pappas, who helped direct the students.


Mrs. Delaney presented Mrs. Ellis with a bouquet of flowers, from the Kindergarten teachers and students, in recognition of her retirement at the end of this school year. Everyone gave Mrs. Ellis a standing ovation. The Kindergarteners headed back to class with a smile on their faces.


Chickering Reaporters: Annie, Jacquelyn, Julia and Alice

Fantabulous Fables

Fables are folktales which teach a lesson sometimes called a moral. Students in Mrs. Atkinson’s class where divided into groups. Each group was assigned a fable play to perform for our class and parents at our Writers’ Breakfast.

Our directions were to practice our parts; reading with expression and understanding. We didn’t need to memorize our parts but we could if we wanted. Practice was limited to three days and costumes were creative.

The fables were:

  1. The Dogs and the Hides
  2. The Grasshopper and the Owl
  3. The Lion’s Share
  4. The Eagle and the Hawk
  5. The Gnat and the Lion
  6. The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg
  7. The Fox and the Crane.
    Everybody had a great time and learned about fables.

Here is a Fable play called The Goose that laid the Golden Egg. Try to guess the moral during the video and at the end it will say the actual moral. We hope you will be able to hear it clearly, so you can understand the story. We hope you enjoy this video!

Reported By Madison A., K.B., Elizabeth E.

National Parks Adventure

Mr.Wadness’ class has been working on a national park project. Each student picked a national park to study. Everyone wrote a business letter to the superintendent of their park asking for information: for example, a map, pictures, brochure, newspaper,etc. We also went Online and researched the parks. We learned about the attractions of the park, the wildlife,activities,and other information. Each student created a PowerPoint presentation and a speech that they will present in front of the class.  The reporters researched five National Parks;one from each region of the United States of America. The parks we researched were Acadia, Mammoth Cave, Voyageurs, Channel Islands, and Big Bend.

Acadia National Park is located in Maine on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. There is a lot to do in Acadia National Park! You could go tidepooling, horseback riding, fishing, rock climbing, boating, swimming and more! One of the main attractions is driving up Cadillac Mountain. Be careful! The weather can be unpredictable, which means some of the trails may be closed or activities may be canceled if there is bad weather. The whole park might even be closed! Check the weather before getting in your car.

Northeast – Acadia (ME)
open year round/seasonal closings may occur due to weather

If you’re looking for Mammoth Cave National Park, you should find  your way to Kentucky.  Some things you can do there are horseback riding, fishing, cave tours, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and lots more! It is the world’s longest cave, more than 360 miles of mapped caves! Call the park or check the website to find out what tours are available.

Southeast – Mammoth Cave (KY)

Voyageurs National Park is located in Minnesota. It got it’s name because French-Canadian voyageurs came through the park 200 years ago. It has 30 lakes and 900 islands. If you’re looking for something to do, you can go crosscountry skiing, snowshoeing, boat tours, canoeing, hiking and more!

Midwest – Voyageurs (MN)

Y’all looking for something fun to do in Texas? Then head on over to Big Bend National Park! Due to the physical features: mountains, deserts, and river environments, it is considered three parks in one. Some activities to do are biking, backpacking, hiking to Santa Elena Canyon, and visiting Castolon Historic District. Watch out for Javelinas which may be munching on cactus!

Southwest – Big Bend (TX)

Do you like exotic wildlife? Do you enjoy water activities? Then Channel Islands is the national park for you!  Channel Islands National Park is located on the coast of Southern California. You can enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, and bird watching. Some animals you may see are sea lions, elephant seals, whales, and island foxes.

West – Channel Islands (CA)

We hope you enjoyed learning about these five exciting national parks. Hopefully you will have time to visit all of them!

Reported by, Caroline C., Christian T., and Grace D.