Hour of Code

Last week, every student at Beeman learned about coding and completed programming tasks.  The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. The 2017 Computer Science Education Week was December 4-10, 2017.

  • Ms. Christie’s class used Kodable to guide Fuzz through a maze.
  • Ms. Davison’s class and the Share class used Daisy the Dinosaur and Tynker to program characters to complete different tasks.
  • Mr. Flood’s class used Tynker and The Foos to program characters to find a treasure and have snowball fights.
  • Ms. Van De Weert’s class and Mrs. Carter’s class learned to write code on the iPads with Swift Playground (this app is FREE on newer iPads).  They also used Tynker (Puppy Adventure) to learn about commands and looping.

Art Service Learning Project for Puerto Rico

It’s “Full Steam Ahead!” with the Art Service Learning Project for Puerto Rico. The 5/6 students continue to bedazzle repurposed desks and chairs with beautiful cultural themed art. The furniture will eventually be sold in a silent online auction and students will choose the charitable path when proceeds are sent to aid relief efforts. Enjoy the photos of the furniture in progress!

Drama is alive and well at Beeman!

Written by: Andy Flood, Fourth Grade Teacher

Over the past six weeks, the MEGA Team has been working on a production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and, with the coaching and guidance of Middlebury Town Hall Theater, the students put on two wonderful performances Friday, November 17th but their hard work went well beyond that one night. It included over a month of preparation, singing, acting, and a lot of practicing lines.
Students even helped creating the set and the costume designs that characters wore. All of this hard work was evident when it came time for the students to perform for the play. This included learning about the play, Shakespeare in general, and even playing a board game from Shakespearean times.

This took a lot of time and effort on our students’ part, but in the end it was clearly worth it.


The reviews are in. “Twelfth Night” was a resounding success.

Anonymous Beeman Staff Member

“Beeman’s participation in the production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night put on display the immense and diverse talents of our students. Stage fights, saxophone solos, theatrical deliveries and beautiful singing provided a high degree of entertainment impressing audiences at each performance.”


Anonymous Beeman Parent

“ It was so great to see EVERY kid engaged, proud, funny, and part of the team.”



Along with their teacher, Ms. Christie, Beeman’s kindergarten class created a bulletin board dedicated to sharing thoughts on gratitude.  Our students and teachers have been adding post-it notes with things for which they are thankful.  Here are a few:

  • I am thankful I have such an amazing view out my window.
  • I am thankful for my beautiful, kind children.
  • I am grateful for scientists and inventors.
  • I am grateful for my family.
  • I am thankful for friends, family and food.
  • I am thankful for working at Beeman.
  • I am thankful for toys, money, and teachers.
  • I am thankful for all the amazing students at Beeman.

As a staff, we are thankful for Bee Friends and for the tasty treats they provided for breakfast.

From our principal, Kristine Evarts:

Beeman elementary students are recognized beyond this building for being kind and compassionate to others throughout their years of learning.  We are a strong community of generous adults and students and take great pride in the ways we give back to the community around us.  We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!