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Flashlight Tag Frenzy!

posted Dec 2, 2021, 3:52 AM by Laura St. Pierre

It was Flashlight Tag week at Warren EDP!  The children bundled up and headed outside 
for Warren EDP's annual fall favorite tag game. 
 The kids love it, the teachers enjoy watching them have fun, 
and the parents adjust pick-up time so their children can savor 
every last minute of the game.  Flashlight Tag did not disappoint!  

Fun with Food

posted Nov 15, 2021, 9:16 AM by Kim Brissenden

We've made a few fun recipes this past week!  

The Pittaway EDP kids followed directions to make Bread In A Bag.  They used measuring cups and learned how to level off the dry ingredients using a plastic knife.  After combining the ingredients, they worked on kneading everything together to create dough.  They took their dough home that day and baked it.  Many kids reported that their bread came out delicious! 

Check out the recipe below.  Now you can try it at home!

We also made Turkey Cookies.  What a fun treat to have with your family for Thanksgiving!

No One Fights Alone

posted Nov 8, 2021, 7:50 AM by Melissa MerconSmith

On a recent Wednesday evening Mindess EDP staff gathered at Maple Field on the campus of Framingham State University to support EDP teacher, Sarah Burke, in her last college field hockey game. This game was significant to Sarah for a number of reasons. In addition to it being her last college game, it was "Think Pink" night to raise money for the Ellie Fund, an organization close to Sarah's heart, which provides essential support for breast cancer patients and their families. EDP staff wore pink, donated to the cause, and cheered Sarah on from the stands in a night none of us will forget.

Maintenance Staff Appreciation

posted Nov 5, 2021, 10:38 AM by Tayler Vanbuskirk   [ updated Nov 5, 2021, 10:40 AM ]

Mindess students celebrated our Maintenance staff this week. Students were able to write notes expressing their appreciation for the hard work that they do each day for our school!

The Winners Circle at EDP

posted Oct 29, 2021, 7:43 AM by Jennifer Concetti



The Mindess Halloween party was the most eventful half-day of the school year. 

It culminated in a costume walk. The top three students were awarded prizes in four different categories. 

The categories were most realistic, most original, cutest/funniest, scariest. 

Let's see if you can figure out who goes in which category.

I Spy With My Little Eye...

posted Oct 21, 2021, 4:45 AM by Laura St. Pierre   [ updated Oct 22, 2021, 10:24 AM by Tayler Vanbuskirk ]

Warren EDP spent some time this week creating their very own I Spy Bottles with Mrs. P.!  By placing some rice, paper clips, beads, beans and other small items into a bottle, they were able to make their own unique toy.  The children then drew the things they put into their bottles, a little checklist for them (or friends, siblings, parents, etc.) to refer to.  The I Spy Bottles also made great instruments!

Pumpkin Fun

posted Oct 13, 2021, 10:36 AM by Kim Brissenden

At the Pittaway EDP, October means everything pumpkin!  

We've dipped golf balls and marbles in paint to decorate pumpkins.  The kids had a lot of fun tipping their boxes back and forth, watching the ball make artistic decorations.  

Another interesting activity was STEM building with marshmallow pumpkins.  Look at these masterpieces!

Next week we will carve this gigantic pumpkin and use the insides to make wonderfully gooey sensory bags.

Got Gum?

posted Oct 4, 2021, 8:57 AM by Melissa MerconSmith

Got Gum? EDP has begun exploring the science & history of gum. Activities include writing persuasive essays for gum in school, comparing sugarless to regular gum to determine the amount of sugar in regular gum, and examining advertising strategies to encourage people to buy gum.

Journalism Week

posted Sep 30, 2021, 9:15 AM by Tayler Vanbuskirk   [ updated Oct 4, 2021, 8:58 AM by Melissa MerconSmith ]

It was journalism week at Mindess EDP. Students conducted interviews with staff, held a mock debate, and created their own commercials. They showed great interest in these activities, future broadcasters in the making!

EDP Avengers Assembles

posted Sep 23, 2021, 7:49 AM by Jennifer Concetti   [ updated Sep 30, 2021, 10:44 AM by Tayler Vanbuskirk ]

Here at the Mindess EDP we are assembling the perfect team of super-heroes in Make and take. The theme of the week was Avengers, which included shield making. Children got a chance to design their own shield with any character symbol their heart desired. It was a great art project that captivated many children. 

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