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This Week in Photos - Nov. 21 2019

Alison Moncrief Bromage tasked her eighth grade English students with finding creative ways to demonstrate their knowledge of punctuation, as part of a writing unit. One group of girls used aerial silks to form their bodies into quotation marks, exclamation points and other punctuation.

Chinese guest teacher Zhao Yu (Vincent) teaches Kindergartners a traditional Chinese children's song about a boy and his pet donkey.


The entire Foote faculty and staff discusses ways to create a positive emotional environment on campus during a professional development day. This year Foote is utilizing RULER from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence as a framework to create a school that supports emotional wellbeing.


Latin teacher Tina Hansen discusses correct tense usage with ninth graders.


A seventh grader discusses his report on the elemental melting point of Cobalt with science teacher Chris Zachau.


Third graders don costumes and enjoy a variety of historically themed activities and foods as part of Early Connecticut Day. Pictured teacher Ashley Schnabel and parent volunteers help students create their initials in needlepoint.


Author/illustrator team Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr, the featured guests for Book Fest 2019, speak to fourth and fifth graders about the process of creating their book series The Real McCoys.


Rev. Ranjit Mathews, Imam Omer Bajwa and Rabbi Stacy Offner speak to the Foote community as part of a special evening event presented by MOSAIC (Multicultural, Open-Minded, Supportive, Accepting, Inclusive Community). The talk, titled "An Imam, a Rabbi and Priest Walk into a School..." explored finding similarities and embracing differences among Islam, Judaism and Christianity.


Author and fifth grade teacher Jake Burt signs copies of his latest middle-grade fiction book, The Tornado, for students as part of Book Fest 2019.


Second graders in Melissa McCormack's class use thesauruses to embellish original stories they wrote.


First graders in Tina Cunningham's music class hop and jump while singing "Shoo Turkey," a call-and-response song by Bessie Jones, a gospel and folk singer who Alan Lomax referred to as "Mother Courage of American Black traditions."


Fifth graders visited the Yale University Art Gallery to view artifacts and art as part of their study of Mayan culture.

Sixth graders load up reusable bags in support of St. Ann's Soup Kitchen. Each bag was filled with food donated by the community and provides a full holiday meal for a person in need.

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