Fall 2023 Activities
The college of Education and Health Sciences celebrated Universal Children's Day with the second grade students from the Central Elementary School.
The second grade students had an exciting morning at BSU. They had a wonderful time with author Paul Reynolds as he read Say Something written by his twin brother Peter Reynolds and they discussed how you can say something in so many different ways—by painting, by helping a friend, and by planting flowers. The children then split up into groups and worked with the BSU education students who created activities for the children to do centered around the Global Goals. When asked what they learned today one student said, “All about BSU”.
Haiku with Grade 2 at the Central School
Dr. Kaitlin Donahue's class visited the Central School in East Bridgwater to work on poetry. Together the BSU education students worked with the second grade students to create a Haiku.
Summer 2023 Activities
The FootBridge Program
July 10-21, 2023
The Footbridge Program, a partnership with Brockton Public Schools, took place July 10-21st this year. The rising 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students participated in a variety of STEAM courses and activities throughout their time at the two-week camp. BSU professors teamed up with Brockton teachers to provide a hands-on experience full on inquiry and fun.
Spring 2023 Activities
Taunton Future Educator Club Visits BSU
The Taunton High School Future Educator Club visiting BSU on April 27, 2023. Their visit included a tour of a residence hall and several academic buildings on campus. They also participated in a discussion with Secondary Education faculty member, Dr. Sarah Thomas, and SEAM (Student Education Association of Massachusetts) President Caroline Pupecki. They also attended BSU's research symposium to see all of the incredible work BSU students produce.
Arnone School Visits BSU
On March 20th students form the Arnone were able to hop on a bus and see the college campus and work with some students from an advanced Geography course. The BSU students had giant floor maps of various continents that they used to engage students. The 4th and 5th graders learned about various features of the maps, countries around the world, and of course narrowed it down to where they currently live. It was exciting and engaging because our kids were able to share and discuss places they were born or where their family comes from, places they have visited, and places they dream about going! We thank the BSU students and staff for inviting us and allowing our students to have such a great experience.
All About Me books with Central School
Dr. Donahue's early childhood education students working with the kindergarten children at the Central Elementary School in East Bridgewater. The early childhood students helped the children make All About Me books and work with them on their phonics.
Fall 2022 Activities
Universal Children's Day Celebration
On December 1st we celebrated Universal Children's Day with the 5th grade from the Gilmore School. We underscored our day of activities and events with the cross-cutting themes of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations. (www.globalgoals.org) and civic engagement. In the weeks leading up to the students’ trip to BSU, the 5th graders explored the goals and their impact in their community & the world. Joining us at our celebration was Paul Reynolds, children’s author and co-founder of children’s media company FableVision. Copies of one of his books, Go Green! was purchased for each of the classes participating. Also joining us were Dr. Sarah McQuarrie's Music Education students who composed a song to go with the theme and Paul Reynold's story, Go Green!. Dr. McQuarrie's students have collaborated with this event since its inception in 2016! Fifth graders also did theme-related learning activities with CEHS elementary education students. It was a wonderful day!
Dr. Correia's Block Students are Making a Difference at the Galligan School in Taunton
Dr. Pacheco-Guffrey's block students Grace Martel and Emily Harrington work with the Davis School children on engineering projects.