LABBB Elementary Life Skills classesOur Life skills classrooms at Francis Wyman Elementary School in Burlington have seen a new chapter unfold over the last 6 years. We have been encouraged by the Buddies group at the LABBB Lexington campus to start our own club. This club is made up of our LABBB student’s grades pre-school to fifth grade and the fifth graders here at Francis Wyman. The goal of the group is to build bridges and friendships. The children integrate daily during their recess period to allow all of the children to find ways to play and understand each other’s abilities and disabilities. The fifth graders give up one recess a week to come into the LABBB classrooms and interact in a positive way with the LABBB children. The Pals club started 6 years ago in 2008 with 10 LABBB students and 5 fifth graders and it has been growing ever since. This year we have 9 LABBB students and 44 fifth graders. Our motto is, “All friends are created equally.”
Our Francis Wyman Fifth Grade Pals
Our Third Graders recently visited the Lexington Symphony to learn some music history and gain exposure to orchestral music. It was a fabulous show and our students had exemplary concert etiquette. Please check out the music blog for more info. http://franciswymanmusic.wordpress.com
Artist in Residence
Thanks to the FW PTO, our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders were able to work with Artist in Residence, Sharon Levy over the last few weeks. Ms. Levy works mostly with clay and shared all her pottery expertise with our students. Our younger students will be working with an Origami Artist this winter. We are so thankful to the PTO and all its contributors for supporting the Artist in Residence program at Francis Wyman.