The South School celebrated National Puzzle Day with several types of puzzles set up around the cafeteria, giving students a chance to do some brain exercises, while having fun with classmates. There were traditional jigsaw puzzles, Jenga blocks, 3D puzzles, a station to make your own puzzle, and more! “Scientists have discovered that when we work on a jigsaw puzzle, we utilize both sides of the brain, improving memory, cognitive function and problem solving skills in the process,” the National Puzzle Day website states. Take a look at some pictures from Puzzle Day at the South School!
Here some pictures from a recent "Flashlight Friday" in Mrs. Russell’s 1st grade class at the South School! The students worked in partners to go on a digraph hunt using their flashlights. It was a fun review activity on a dark and dreary day!
Nice display seen recently at the South School...Kindergarten students made gratitude mugs, writing three things they are thankful for on paper marshmallows floating on top of the paper mug.
Discovery Museum has been at the South School this week providing a series of science workshops for each grade. Here are pictures of the second grade presentation on solids, liquids, and gasses. Students used water, liquid nitrogen, and dry ice to learn about melting, freezing, evaporation, condensation, and even sublimation.
Elementary students have been taking part in fire safety assemblies at their schools. Thanks to Stoughton firefighter Jack Hussey from the Stoughton Fire Department for speaking to South School students!
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. David Fisher, retired South Elementary School principal, on November 5, 2022 at the age of 77. Dr. Fisher was the principal at the South School for 30 years until his retirement in 2004. As his obituary notes, during that time he helped guide the education and support the families of 5,000 children. After his retirement, he served on the Stoughton School Committee. He also helped establish an annual fundraiser for the food pantries in Stoughton. We extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and former South School colleagues and students. Dr. Fisher's obituary can be found here: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/bostonglobe/name/david-fisher-obituary?id=37013554
The South School Sharks recently recognized the October S.H.A.R.K. Students of the Month. These students (pictured here) have consistently displayed the South School S.H.A.R.K. principles of being safe, hard working, accountable, respectful, and kind. Congratulations!
Take a look at some pictures from the South School's Walk to School Day! Great day for a walk!
The South School Sharks recognized the September S.H.A.R.K. Students of the Month at a special assembly. These students (pictured here) have consistently displayed the South School S.H.A.R.K. principles of being safe, hard working, accountable, respectful, and kind. Congratulations!
Third graders in Mrs. Johnson's class at the South School recently presented their "digital brown bag autobiographies." Students uploaded photos of five things that were special to them (people, pets, places, hobbies, favorite items, etc.) to share with their classmates so they could learn a little bit more about each other during the first month of school.
South School Kindergarten students had a great first day and are enjoying the start of the school year!
Second grade students in Mrs. DeMayo's class at the South School were given a challenge on the first day of school. They had to work together in small groups and stack cups to form a pyramid...but there was a twist - the cups spelled out a special message and had to be placed in a certain order. Take a look at the photos to see how each group did!
Here are some South School second graders enjoying outdoor recess on the first day of school! The weather was perfect outside!
Great to see some of our newest Sharks at the South School's Kindergarten Meet & Greet event!
Pictures from "High Five Friday" at the South School with Detective Barrett from the Stoughton Police Department!
South School students and staff recently gathered to watch a group of lucky students pie Principal Jake Dore and teachers Stephen Curley and Kevin Birnstill! This "pie in the face" event was a reward for the South meeting its Fun Run fundraising goal. More photos are posted here: https://www.facebook.com/752923291385797/posts/5449755198369226/
“Every-bunny” has an opinion and second graders at the South School shared theirs by letting us know if these objects were bunnies or donuts. Here are a couple of examples of what students thought on both sides of the debate…