Friday, May 27, 2011

Next Work Day June 11th 11 AM- 2 PM

Please come help us complete the fence around the hoop house, mulch and weed the orchard, finish the log walk, prune trees and begin work on the amphitheater for the Outdoor Classroom at Central School. Bring a shovel and gardening tools if you can - and a friend or two! Come for an hour or for the day - this work day won't be possible without your help! Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Outdoor Classroom on Around Town

Here is a super write up on the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Outdoor Classroom. It was a moving experience, especially for the businesses that donated their time and resources and now got to see how it has affected the students and community. Click here for the article.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Fine Arts Week Celebration

Thank you Marshwood Education Foundation and Central School PTO for an amazing Fine Arts Week! Our week with eco-artist Miss Cynthia was over before we were ready. Students had a blast creating animal habitats and more in the outdoor classroom. Even a little rain couldn't dampen our spirits! In the gym, all classes got to try out our new climbing wall... what fun! Ms. Poli made nature journals with the students that were decorated with sticks and nature objects found around their homes. In the music room, preK and K friends learned about thunderstorm soundscapes and created their own using drums. The first grade friends learned about bird calls and made their own binoculars with Maine Audobon Society member, Anne Watson. Second grade friends mastered maypole and folk dances with South Berwick resident, Kris Bisson while the third grade students created soundscapes using Garageband. Our eight day Fine Arts Week ended with a celebration that included reflections, dancing and a slide show. To view the slide show, click here. Many thanks to ALL our volunteers, including the high school students from Marshwood and Berwick Academy for helping us get our supplies ready!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Planting the Seedlings

It's time to plant our seedlings! What an exciting day. Many thanks to Kathy and her army of volunteers. They worked throughout the day in hot, steamy weather to make sure our seedlings all found homes in the beautiful beds. Can you believe the entire school planted their seedlings in one day?!?