Thursday, December 14, 2017

MSS K Construction Update 12-13-17

     The construction is coming along nicely. The exterior is pretty much complete and work continues on the interior of the building.  Paint, carpet, cabinets, lights, and  tile in the bathrooms are all looking good!

Monday, November 20, 2017

MSS Kindergarten Construction Update 11/20/17

Construction News
reported by Mrs. Gregg’s Class
November 2017

Mr. Adler introduced us to the Construction Manager for
Meridian Construction, Mr. Salome. We learned that construction
workers always wear hard hats and steel toe boots to be safe. The
gear is called a Personal Protection System.
Mr. Salome told us that his workers use Blue Prints and Floor
Plans to know where things go, so they don’t have to remember
everything. The project will be completed for next fall. We will not
move in January.
We found out that two classrooms will turn into hallways to get
to the new building. They will need more time to get those hallways
ready. Classes will switch rooms for next school year. They will
move the door to the supply closet out of our room. There will be a
new custodian’s closet, and new girls’ and boys’ bathrooms. Mrs.
Putney gets a new office! Mrs. Fisher’s room will be a computer lab.
We will visit Mrs. Gregg in her new room next year, right above
our Book Buddies’ new classroom with Mrs. Tabor. We are excited
for the new kindergarteners to have space.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

October 11, 2017
Where does electricity come from? Mrs. Welch’s and Ms. Bell’s classes learned about electricity and electricians in the new addition at Main Street School.
We learned that power lines go all around the state of New Hampshire including into the new part of Main Street School. The power comes from the street. We found out that sometimes electricians put wires inside tubes for safety. They put the wires in the walls and ceilings. Electricians take 5 years to learn and practice their job. We found out that the roof is made of EPDM, which keeps the addition dry while the electricity is installed.

We are proud of the new place for our school. Now you know about electricity at Main Street School. Bye-bye, folks!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

October 4th MSS Construction Update

And we have windows!  😁

October Construction Update at Main Street School

      Mr. Adler and Mr. Salome visited Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Peter’s class today! The students learned a lot of information about the construction project at Main Street School. The students shared observations about what they have noticed with the building’s physical changes. They commented about the workers adding windows and doors and that they finished the outside walls and are now working on the inside.
     The foreman explained he works for Meridian construction company. He explained that Meridian manages the workers who put in the foundation, the steel, and other work so that the project goes safely and correctly. Students learned about the job of a project manager and a supervisor to manage the workers.
   The brick work is being completed on the building.   One student, Tyler, shared the fact, “The brick layers were in charge of doing the bricks.” Students learned new vocabulary around the project such as mortar and masons. They learned that bricks were baked in an oven and they are stacked one at a time one on top of the other. It was observed that the bricks are very heavy.
    Annabelle asked, “Is the roof made of brick?”  The roof is made of metal decking with insulation and EPDM material that gets glued down so no water will come in.     
     Tyler asked “Why do the bricks not fall down?” It was explained that there is CMU and other materials to secure the bricks to the block.
     Students were asked, “What do you think you need to know to be a mason?”
      One student’s answer was, “You would train to be a professional.” The students learned that there are apprentices. You start as a mason tender and you lay the bricks and CMU to start the brick laying process. 
    Another student commented, “To be a brick layer I imagine you have to listen to a lot of rules.” Students learned why the construction workers wear white hard hats and about the person who does the drawings of the building. They draw floor plans and blue prints and are called architects.
     Lily asked, “How do you get the bricks?” It was explained that they come from a supplier and they unload them with a forklift.
    Another student question, “How do you lay the bricks on so they’re not crooked?” The masons use laser levels and plumb lines to make sure the bricks are even.
     Our second graders learned a LOT of information about the building process! Students learned the importance in following directions, listening to teachers and adults, and to practice math, reading, and writing to work as an architect, mason, or other building professional or tradesman. We thank Mr. Salome and Mr. Adler for visiting with our classes to talk about the construction project!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

6-14-17 MSS Construction Update by Ms. Welch's & Ms. Bell's Classes

Do you want to learn about Main Street School construction?? Mrs. Welch’s and Ms. Bell’s classes sat down for a chat with Mr. Adler to find out more about what’s going on outside our windows.
The construction workers are using a crane right now! They are using the crane to lift up bars and put them in their places. These are going to be the support beams! Support beams are really important because they hold up the joists and the floor. When we looked out the window, we saw a yellow tube curled up in a circle. We found out that the yellow tube will bring water into the building to the sinks and water fountains. We found out the workers use a lot of tools. The construction workers are starting to build the frames of the classrooms. They are building it so that we can have full day kindergarten. There will be 8 new classrooms, and 3 classrooms are being renovated.

One student asked if Mr. Adler thought that construction workers have fun. We decided that when the workers finish and look at all they’ve done, they might decide they had fun because they worked so hard and it came out so awesome. We decided this is a feeling second graders can have when we work hard and feel proud of our work. We like watching construction at Main Street School!