2008/2009 Hurld School Enrichment Programs

November 14, 2008

Grades 2 – 5 Assembly @ 9 AM

Theme: American Education Week (11/15-11/19)

Program: Historical Perspectives – Helen Keller


In this very moving portrayal, children will relive Helen's fascinating life through her graduation from college and the writing of her 12 books. She will show students how she learned to speak and read in Braille, and a Braille book will be available for them to see and touch following the performance. Helen’s mesmerizing story will help children understand and accept the different ways people do the same things, and inspire them to be the best they can be with the talents they possess.

December 11, 2008

Grade 1 and Grade 3

Program: BugWorks

Location: Library for Grades 1


Grade 1-Ms.Duffy - 9:15 to 10:15

Grade 1- Ms. Carney - 10:20 to 11:20

Location for Grade 3:

Grade 3 Programs will be held in the classrooms


Grade 3 - Ms. Kozachuk - 11:25-12:25

Grade 3 - Mrs. Brogna - 1:25-2:25

December 23, 2008

All School Assembly

Program: A Christmas Carol

Location: Café

The Hampstead Stage Company production of "A Christmas Carol" is coming to the Joyce on December 5th @ 8:30 AM for the students in the 6th grade and possibly for the 7th and 8th graders, too.


Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is a story that is both timeless and universal. It is the delightful tale of the miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, and his clerk, Bob Cratchit. Through visits from the spirits of the season, Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas. In this charming tale, we hope to educate the students about the class system of Victorian England and encourage them to help others that are less fortunate than they are.


Resources: “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens; www.victorianweb.org


The plays last 1 hour and are performed by professional actors in full period costume, each playing several roles with emphasis on audience participation. Following the performance, a question and answer session is included.  http://hampsteadstage.org/

January 16, 2009

All School Assembly @ 9AM (50 minutes)

Theme: Communication

Program: Scott Jameson- Magic of Communication


This assembly program reinforces state curriculums and will help Hurld Students to develop an appreciation of, and a critical attitude towards, varied forms of communication. It is a highly interactive performance geared toward elementary and middle school students (K-8). The program runs for 50 minutes and features

nine routines.

February 26, 2009

Grades 3 and 4

Theme: Geography

Program: Magic of Maps

Assembly programs reinforce map skills. illustrate various kinds of maps, demonstrate use and emphasize the art of map making.  Cartography sessions give the third graders an opportunity to rediscover Woburn as explorers with a sense of purpose and observation.  Grade four students will use latitude/longitude lines to investigate the boundaries and significant locations of the United States. 

Assembly- 4th Grade: 8:45-9:20

Assembly - 3rd Grade: 9:30-10:20

Cartography Workshop

Grade 4 - Exploring the US 10:15-11:15


Grade 3- Exploring Woburn 10:30-11:30


March 11, 2009

All Day Grade Specific Workshops

Theme: A little bit of Geometry before MCAS

Program: Mallory Bagwell’s – Geodomes


Math, science, architecture, and teamwork all converge as students work together to study and build a variety of geometric structures.  Students participate in the construction of a 2 story geo-structure that seats 40 people!  By using lightweight pvc pipe to erect large scale geo-structures, students can study the principles, relationships, terminology, classification, and real world relevance of their constructions. An immensely rich source of ideas for integrating across the curriculum and for staff development

April 17, 2009

All Day Grade Specific Workshops

Theme: Celebrating National Earth Week

Program: Earth Adventure’s Earth Balloons


The Earth Balloon is 20 feet in diameter and inflated with a fan. The Earth Balloon image is made of satellite photographs that allow students to look at the earth without any clouds blocking the view. Because of this, students will see mountains, rivers, deserts, rain forests, islands, and oceans. The most unique feature of the Earth Balloon is when students enter the globe to learn about our planet as never before. This Hands-On Approach 

- To familiarize students with map legends, colors, and what they symbolize. 
- To bring a knowledge of some of the more popular places on the continents and across the earth and their geographical relationship to one another. 
- To demonstrate the vast amount of water on the earth and various land forms and places associated with those water bodies. 
- To teach students various elements and factors that lead to each continents being rather unique. 
- To identify various geographical features and historical aspects associated with continents and various parts of the earth. 
- To offer interactive lessons in reading maps, legends, map scale & math. 


As of October 1, 2008 – please check the calendar @ www.hurldpto.com for up to date information