Dec 4, 2013
Meet the Reporters
Each reporter wrote a profile of his or herself using the third person and focusing not only on key facts, such as age and grade, but also details he or she thought the Carlton community might like to learn. Each reporter served as editor for another reporter's piece, and all served as photographers, as well.
L-R: Charlotte, Kiara, Lila, Paige, Wes
By Charls Meen
Charlotte lives in Salem, Massachusetts. Charlotte was born in 2005. She spent $30 on a ukelele. Charlotte likes Pom-Pom People. She has an Origami Yoda book.
Charlotte doesn't read the elder newspapers. Charlotte's teacher is Mrs. Morgenstern. She does know that Paige can be a little awesome.
She is almost 9. Charlotte goes to Carlton Innovation School. Sometimes people call her Charls. Her awesome reporter name is Charls Meen. She is been to Niagara Falls, Canada.
Charls is awesome. She has her own real computer with a Hello Kitty sticker on the front.
By Jillian Eveleth
Kiara is so awesome and she is almost 9 years old. Lila is one of Kiara's best friends. Lila is going to be a star in the play she is in at the North Shore Music Theater. Kiara's friends call her Kiki. Kiki is doing indoor soccer, and her team is called White Ice.
Her auntie, two cousins, and uncle live downstairs from her. Her two cats are named Lilly and Patty. Kiki is in third grade. Her teacher's name is Ms. Rodgers. ... or is it?*
By L.G. Nunez
Lila lives in Salem. She is 8 years old. Lilliana is in third grade. Her teacher is Ms. Rodgers. Lila's favorite subject is music.
Her favorite food is pizza. She has two cats. Their names are Merlin and Dekota. Merlin's name is really Mookie, but they changed it to Merlin.
Lila is in "Shrek: The Musical." Lila goes to Carlton Innovation School.
By P.E. Fox
Paige is 9 years old. She lives in Salem, Massachusetts, on a busy street. She also used to have one cat and two goldfish. Paige is in third grade. Her teacher is Mrs. Morgenstern.
Paige is awesome. Paige has many friends. Paige rides the bus home in the afternoon from school with her little brother. Paige goes to Carlton Innovation School. Paige really likes animals.
Paige has been taking dance class since she was four years old. She dances ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics and hip-hop.
By W.B. Thornett
Wes lives in Salem, Massachusetts, near the Common. He has a cat named Maudie. Wes is 8 years old. He will read anything in a newspaper, especially gossip and comics, and even more especially, funny comics. Wes likes just plain Minecraft and Minecraft mods. He takes swimming classes at the YMCA.
Wes goes to Carlton Innovation School. He is in third grade in Mrs. Morgenstern's class.
Nov 20, 2013
Nov 19, 2013
By Jillian Eveleth, P.E. Fox, Charls Meen, L.G. Nunez and W.B. Thornett / Carlton Sun Staff / November 19, 2013
SALEM - On October 16, there was a laser show at Carlton Innovation School. The entire school (P1, P2, E1, E2 and teachers) gathered in the auditorium. Everyone was loud, and looked excited. Miss White's P1 class walked in clapping and dancing, and were talking. The kids started acting silly because they were excited. Zack from Wondergy Science in Philadelphia led the show.
Lasers came out of a big machine. The laser was in the middle of the room. By pressing buttons on a laptop set on a table with others machines, Zack could make the lasers move quickly or slowly. A tiny glowing string started the show. The show involved many other things, including figure eights and cartoons made by laser beams. There were lasers bouncing off the walls. Elizabeth, a P1 student, said, "I think that the laser on the wall was cool."
Zack told kids to pretend they had lights in their hands, and move their arms in a circle to see if their arms could move as fast as a laser beam. He also made the laser move so quickly it created two shapes at the same time, and also move so quickly that if the audience shook their heads, they couldn't see it. Zack could make the laser turn different colors.
The audience learned several facts about lasers. The faster a laser beam moves, the clearer are the shapes it makes. If you look directly into the laser where it comes out of the machine, it will hurt your eyes. The show ended with a very complicated laser cartoon with fireflies.
Third graders, including Paige, enjoyed the show. Several shared their favorite parts with Sun reporters. Robert liked the brown and purple lasers the best. Elizabeth liked the circle made by the laser beam shaking 3,000 times per second.
Nov 4, 2013
This is what 2,520 Box Tops collected by the Carlton Innovation School community look like! Many thanks to all who clipped and sent them in--your efforts helped to raise $252 for our school. Keep on clipping and sending them in. Also check out www.boxtops4education.com to sign up and to track Carlton's progress, enter contests to win bonus box tops, print money-saving coupons on groceries and shop online at your favorite stores to earn special e-Box Tops for our school.
Nov 3, 2013
Thank you to all the Carlton families and staff who came out for our third annual Pumpkin Fest, and an especially big thank you to parent Colette Loux for taking charge of this year's event! Amazing face art by parent Jenny Abarca; photo credits to parents Melissa Wilson and Kendra LeFleur.