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Museum of Science (Weather: Wind, Water, Temperature)
Demonstrates how atmospheric phenomena interact with each other to create the weather we experience.  

Thursday, October 6, 2016
Grade 4, 9:30

Mother Goose (Music, History)
As Mother Goose, music teacher Anne-Marie Forer will bring nursery rhymes to each kindergarten classroom, through lively songs and stories.

Friday, October 7, 2016
Kindergarten, 9:45, 10:30, 12:30, 1:30          

Museum of Science  (Starlab)
Students explore how stars are different from one another and learn to recognize star patterns in the sky from cultures around the world.

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Grade 5, 9:30

Early Winds: Music from the King’s Court (Music, History)
David Coffin educates with his collection of Early Wind Instruments. His entertaining presentation covers the history of the recorder- primitive, medieval, Renaissance, Baroque periods.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Grade 3, 9:15

Life at Sea:  Maritime History (Music, History)
David Coffin captivates and transports the students through lively anecdotes and participatory songs back to 18th century Nantucket to experience the life of whaling and colonial history.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Grade 5, 10:45

Blacksnake Woman (Native American Studies)
Blacksnake Woman and Traveling Medicine Dog will visit each second grade classroom and hold a council meeting.  Every child will have the opportunity to ask a question about Native American tools, clothing items or toys.

Monday, November 7, 2016    
Grade 2, 9:15, 10:15, 11:15, 1:00pm

Brian Lies (Author, Illustrator)
Author of Bats at the Beach, Brian Lies will take students into the world of writing and illustrating children’s books. Brian will  emphasize “Practice Makes Better” and create art with students.

Monday, November 7, 2016
Grade 1, 9:30, 10:30, 12:30, 1:30    

Jacqueline Davies (Author)
Author of The Lemonade War series, Davies will lead classroom writing workshops.

Thursday, December 8, 2016    
Grade 4, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 1:30    

Gregory Mone (Author)
 Author of the award winning Fish (filled with pirates and journeys) and Dangerous Waters: an Adventure on the Titanic, Mone will lead classroom writing workshops.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016  
Grade 3, 9:30 (assembly), 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30  

Tanglewood Marionettes (Theater)
Large, beautifully hand-crafted marionettes, and colorful sets, create a fully immersive theatrical experience for our first grade students.  Puppeteers bring classic tales to life!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017   
Grade 1, 9:15     

Handel & Haydn Vocal Quartet (Music, History)
Founded in Boston in 1815, the Handel and Haydn Society is considered America’s oldest continuously performing arts organization.  Vocal quartet performance of classical music integrates history and culture.

Thursday, January 12, 2017   
Grades 4 and 5, 9:15     

Bash the Trash (Music, Science)
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.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017   
Grade 2, 9:30 (assembly), 10:15, 11:15, 1:00, 2:15     

Odds Bodkin (Music, Storytelling)
Golden Rule:  empathy-awareness performance of folktales and fables with music and compelling character voices.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017    
Grades K-2 9:15, 3-5 10:30    

Historical Perspectives – Ben Franklin (American History)
Third graders will hear Franklin’s fascinating story from boy to business owner and inventor.  They will learn about his pivotal role in drafting Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 
Grade 3, 10:00 am      

Bay Colony Educators (American History)
In this annual program, fifth graders will learn about what it is like to be a child living in America, and even in Concord, in 1750.

Monday, March 27, 2017    
Grade 5, 9:30- 11:00     

Nancy Poydar (Author, Illustrator)
Author of Fish School and Bunny Business, Nancy Poydar will read to the class and disassemble a sketch copy of one of her books.  The students will spot the sequential plot points as they arrive in the story.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017    
Kindergarten, 9:15, 10:15, 12:30, 1:30     

Bubblemania (Science, Theatre)
Casey Carle combines polished entertainment with high quality visual art and practical, age appropriate science.  Children will learn how bubbles form, why they’re spherical, how to make a cube bubble and the science of bubble bursting—each topic related to the physical laws of the natural world.

Monday, April 10, 2017    
Grades K & 5, 2:00pm    

Ted Scheu (Poet)
Poet (and Sanborn graduate) Ted Scheu will bring his whimsical poetry and inspiration to an assembly for grades 1-3, and then in-class poetry workshops for second grade.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017    
Grade 1-3

Museum of Science  (Animal Adaptations)
Students expand their understanding of biological adaptions by observing both skulls and live animals.

Thursday, April 27, 2017        
Grade 4, 9:30    

The New England Aquarium: Tidepools Program (Science)  
A hands-on learning opportunity featuring animals of the New England intertidal zone.  This program provides and informative and memorable introduction to these fascinating creatures.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017    
Kindergarten, 9:30, 10:30, 12:15, 1:15

Honeybees and Pollination (Science)
Educator and local beekeeper, Birgit deWeerd, will present her program on honeybees and pollination to second grade classrooms.

Thursday, May 4, 2017   
Grade 2, 9:15, 10:15, 11:15, 1:15    

Amphibians and Reptiles of Massachusetts (Science)
Wildlife ecologist Bryan Windmiller, whose work includes conservation of Blanding’s turtles, will introduce 1st graders to the amphibians and reptiles of Massachusetts.

Friday, May 5, 2017    
Grade 1, 9:15,10:15, 12:15, 1:15     

Ball In The House (Music)
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.   

Friday, June 9, 2017     
Grades 1 & 4, 9:30