CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS 2019-2020
Thanks to your donations, Children's Programs are 100% funded by the Alcott PTG!
Plimoth Plantation: Wampanoag
A classroom historian from Plimoth Plantation will visit each classroom with objects, furs, and traditional clothing. Students will gain an understanding of the daily life of the Wampanoag in the 17th century.
Students will integrate and assimilate rhythm by learning multicultural drumming patterns, developing a new repertoire on various percussion instruments, and exploring movement and dance.
Cultivating Curiosity: Rube Goldberg
Working in small teams, students learn how energy travels through a system with the creation of a domino run containing various elements incorporated into the design.
Blacksnake Woman will visit each classroom and hold a council meeting. Every child will have the opportunity to ask a question about Native American tools, clothing items, or toys.
As Mother Goose, Anne-Marie Forer will bring nursery rhymes to each classroom through lively songs and stories.
Museum of Science: StarLab
Students explore the changes in the sky due to the Earth’s rotation and orbit and observe the moon’s changing phases in an inflatable planetarium.
Cutivating Curiosity: Simple Machines
Can you lift an adult using a lever? Can you create a pulley system that can lift an object? Students will create and play with simple machines and learn how using them requires less force resulting in easier work.
Bash The Trash
BTT musician will perform and educate with musical instruments made from recycled and reused materials during an assembly, followed by in-class instrument building workshops.
Ryan Haack: Different is Awesome
Ryan Haack, author and blogger, will speak to students about "Acknowledging, Accepting and Celebrating What Makes Us Unique" through addressing the issues of diversity and bullying by encouraging students to get to know and become friends with peers who are different.
David Coffin: Early Winds
David Coffin educates with his collection of early wind instruments. His entertaining and interactive presentation covers the history of the recorder: primitive, medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods.
Historical Perspectives: Ben Franklin
Students will hear and see Ben Franklin’s fascinating story performed by a historical actor. From his youth to life as a business owner and inventor, students will learn about Ben Franklin’s pivotal role in drafting the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
Poet, Ted Scheu
Ted Scheu, poet and former Concord resident, will bring his whimsical poetry and inspiration to students by guiding poetry-writing workshops in each classroom.
Author, Suzanne Bloom
Suzanne Bloom is the author-illustrator of the ever-popular Goose and Bear series, including the Geisel Honor-winning A Splendid Friend, Indeed. Suzanne will visit each classroom to share how she became an artist and to read several of her books.
Zoo New England: Amphibians and Reptiles
Wildlife ecologists will introduce students to the amphibians and reptiles of Massachusetts.
New England Aquarium: Tide Pools
A hands-on learning opportunity featuring animals of the New England intertidal zone. This program provides an informative and memorable introduction to these fascinating creatures.
Educator and local beekeeper, Birgit deWeerd, will present her program on honeybees and pollination to each classroom.
A Cappella: Ball in the House
Boston-based a cappella group, Ball in the House, is a tour de force of vocal sound dedicated to bringing their distinctive style of Pop/Rhythm and Blues around the world. This exciting, educational program will unlock the mysteries of a cappella singing.