Swanton Kindergarteners Keep Busy


The Kindergarten classes have been very busy lately.  They took a field trip to a Sugar House to see how maple syrup is made and managed to visit some animals while they were there.


The Bumblebees have been participating in a mini unit on different artists.  They created art in the style of Michelangelo, Monet, Matisse, Pollock, and Picasso.

The Chameleons Gain Research Skills

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The 2nd grade Chameleons have been working on The Big Six of research. Students have learned about choosing a topic, generating questions, finding sources, taking notes and now they are starting to put their information together. We will end with creating posters and presentations.

-Ms. Martel

Arcadian Scientists Study the Earth’s Crust


Students in Arcadia collaborate to recreate a model of the Earth’s Crust during science class. They learned that the entire Earth is covered by a layer of crust which is thicker where you have continents, and is thinner under the oceans.

Green Screen Persuasive Videos

Students in Mrs. Carleton’s class wrote persuasive writing pieces recently, and a couple of students took their persuading one step further and created a video to accompany their writing.  A summary from one of the students follows:

Last week we went with Mr. Gregory to use the green screen. We used the green screen to show a picture or video from our opinion writing. It was a fun experience, but we felt a little shy at first. After we practiced we were more confident and had a lot of fun. We liked showing our finished product to our classmates. Thank you Mr. Gregory for your help!

School Closed on March 13th


I want to let you know that school will be closed March 13th because of the snowstorm.

We will follow the parent/teacher conference schedule planned for March 13 the following week, next THURSDAY, March 20. If this does not work for you, please call our school secretaries and they will help you reschedule. FRIDAY, MARCH 14 conferences WILL take place as scheduled.

-Mr. Coon

Mystery Readers Visit Swanton School


On Friday a group of Mystery Readers descended on Swanton School to help celebrate Read Across America Week.  Professionals from around our community came to share their love of reading with our students.  The event was a great success!