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School Announcements
Kindergarten iSTEM Program
iSTEM Fun!

Our Kindergartners joined students at the DeMello School for the iSTEM Before School Program.  Here, Kindergarten students are working on a Lego project to create an alligator that moves.  First students designed a background for the alligator, then the students sorting the materials, and lastly they used an iPad to follow directions in order to build the alligator.

 
Canine Assisted Therapy
Cushman School welcomes Sophie! 
Mrs. Kathleen DeCampos, occupational therapist at the Cushman School, has implemented Canine Assisted Therapy at the Cushman School with her dog Sophie. Sophie will be used to enhance a child’s play, sensory, perceptual and motor skills during therapy sessions: Activities will address postural strength, head control, balance stability, range of motion, coordination, fine motor/dexterity skills, eye-hand coordination, crossing the midline, proprioception, vestibular,
bilateral integration, ocular motor skills, spatial concepts, following directions, self-regulation and more… 

To prepare for Sophie's arrival, Veterinarian, Dr. Denise Traponi joined Mrs. DeCampos at our monthly assembly to speak to the students about how to safely approach a dog and how Sophie will be used in the school.

 


 
Math and Science Night
Math and Science Fun at Cushman!
On May 4th, we held our first annual Math and Science Night.  Students and families enjoyed many engaging, fun and hands-on activities ranging from STEM boxes to bubbles, life cycles, planting, and patterning. 
    

   

 
Cushman School's Parent/Community Resource Lending Library

We are pleased to announce the start of a Parent/Community Lending Library here at the Cushman School.  Available for borrow are books and magazines on parenting and early childhood topics.  If you are interested in borrowing any of the titles listed below, please send in a note with your child or contact Mrs. McHenry directly at 508-996-3926 or at melissamchenry@dartmouthschools.org.

Parent Resources
Driven to Distraction  by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.
Bullies to Buddies by Izzy Kalman (2 Copies)
Young Children and Play by Derry Koralek
Young Children and Picture Books by Mary Renck Jalongo
Stones into Schools by Greg Mortenson
Taking Back Childhood by Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Ed.D.
Party Food for Kids  Hinkler Publishing
The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
Reading Magic:  Why Reading Aloud to our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever by Mem Fox
The Everything Kids Cookbook by Sandra Nissenberg
Cupcakes, Cookies & Pie, Oh, My! By Karen Tack and Alan Richardson
Elle and Coach By Mark Dagostino
Parents as Partners Lakeshore

Magazine Collections
Young Children, The Journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children

Children’s Books
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue by Julia Cook

Literacy Activities
Road to Reading Activity Centers