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Ross Cultural Arts Schedule 2012-2013
Generously Paid for by the Ross School PTO &
Additional Funding Provided by Grants is Noted Below
Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 9:00AM, Grades 2-5.
Jedlie the Clown presents “We Will Roar, Respect Others, Accept Responsibility”Since 1983 motivational speaker Jed Doherty has empowered over one million young people and adults by helping them to develop positive attitudes about themselves and others, to be respectful of themselves and their peers, to practice kindness, work cooperatively and to be inclusive. As Jedlie, Doherty uses positive reinforcement, storytelling, music, comedy and magic to help audiences connect with each other and get excited to ROAR!!!
Wednesday, October 3 9:00am-11:10am, Grade 4
Trailside Museum-Owls ProgramDescription: Students discover and learn about owls, their features and habitats and what makes them unique hunters.
Thursday, November 15, 8:45am-11:45am, Grade 1
New England Aquarium-Tide Pool Alive!Description: The New England Aquarium enriches the first grade students with an interactive tide pool exhibit.
Wednesday, December 5, Kindergarten10:25am-11:15am; 12:30pm-1:20pm
Museum of Science- Dig Into Dinosaurs Description: This hands-on program gives students a chance to think like a paleontologist and explore the world of dinosaurs.
Grades 2-3Native American Perspectives9:00am-11:15amDescription: Using tipis as their classroom, Native American Perspectives is an educational program about the land, the animals, and the people of North America; our continent, our land, our home.
Thursday, January 31, 1:00pm, Grades K-2
Storyteller Diane Edgecomb, Rainforest LegendsDescription: From the banks of the Amazon River to the heart of the West African jungle, ‘Rainforest Legends’ brings to life favorite folktales and songs about the animals and plants of these lands.
Friday, January 11, 1:30pm
Museum of Science, Air and FlightUsing the theme of flight, students learn the characteristics of air.
Monday, February 4, 9:45am-11:15am and Tuesday, February 5, Grade 39:45am-11:15am; 12:30pm-2pm
Historic New England, Colonial TradesDescription: Historic New England teaches the third grade classes what daily life in 18th century Dorchester was like.
Monday, February 25, 9:30am All School
Young Audiences of Massachusetts, Roots Music CollectiveDescription: From African origins to today’s popular music, students journey with three extraordinary musicians to explore the global influences and social forces that have shaped American music. ** This program is supported in part by a grant from the Braintree Arts Lottery Council (BALC), a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), a state agency. We would like to thank BALC and the MCC for their continued generosity and support!
Wednesday, April 3 @ 1pm; Fifth Grade
Chris Lambert, Channel 7 Weather
Mr. Lambert will talk to the fifth grade students about the weather and the science of meteorology.
Tuesday, April 23 @ 1pm; Fifth Grade
Braintree Electric and Light Department (BELD)
The BELD team will talk to the fifth grade students about different elements of electricity as well as the importance of safety. The kids will also have the opportunity to see a bucket truck in action.
Friday, June 14 @ 1pm; All School
George W. Russell Jr. & Co.
This lively program demonstrates the rise and changing roles of music in the African-American community and describes its function as a mental release from bondage, a vehicle for communication in the Underground Railroad, and a "common ground" during the Civil Rights Movement.