Tuesday, November 7th our first graders went to Hidden Valley Nature Center for Outdoor Classroom with Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Herrick, Mrs. Peaslee and Ms. Schaff. We would like to thank our parent volunteers, Sarah Teele and Sara McKenzie. Here are a few pictures from their trip. Students enjoyed hiking, coloring in nature, playing games, climbing and exploring the bog. In the bog, students discovered carnivorous Pitcher plants. They were excited to find ice inside some of the Pitcher plants!
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thanks to a few generous, local donors Miss Lincoln's Donor's Choose project was fully funded. Her new headphones arrived today. I have attached pictures of first graders working with their NEW bluetooth headphones! The first grade now owns 31 pairs of bluetooth headphones!
A BIG Thank-You to our generous donors...
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Jane Oliver-Gravel, Sara Mckenzie, Tashia Maureen, Kassie Lincoln, Mylissa Welch, Christina Purcell, Advancement Courses, and "The Golf Guys!"
We had a great trip to Old Fort Western! The weather was beautiful and the kiddos were excited to learn about life long ago! They had the opportunity to learn about textiles. They helped card sheep's wool and watched it be spun into yarn. They learned about looms, how clothes were made and what fibers were used to make fabric. In the kitchen they learned about how they cooked long ago. They made cinnamon, sugar toast. Each child helped grind the cinnamon and sugar and enjoyed eating the special treat they prepared. Outside they helped to split wood for the fire in the kitchen. Our group enjoyed learning about how they made fire and why they needed fire long ago. Our students also enjoyed playing games from long ago. We look forward to continuing our long ago study. A big THANK YOU to Erin Michaud for chaperoning on our trip.
Friday, October 13, 2017
Let's help Miss Lincoln with the last $52 of her project. She is working hard to get Bluetooth Headphones for her class!
Here is a picture of Mrs. Verney's Class using their headphones from a Donor's Choose project that was flash funded by BJ's Wholesale!
First grade participated in #Outdoorclassroomday
We spent the morning at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Whitefield. If you haven't been and want to spend some time in the woods with your family, this is a great place to do it. We walked in and ate snack at the barn. After we hiked to the yurt and saw the "Hidden Valley" before returning to school. When we returned we read books aloud outside, played a game as a whole group, Mrs. Lincoln's class had the opportunity to press cider and we did some drawing and writing in the Christmas trees. We of course had to end the day with extra recess. We would like to thank Erin Michaud and Carolyn Siegel for joining us on our trip. We always appreciate our classroom chaperones.