Saturday, March 17, 2012

Planting of the Green

        Now in some elementary schools, students celebrate March 17th with leprechauns, four-leaf clovers and a wee bit of glitter, and that's true for some of the classrooms at Central. Students woke up on March 17th, put on their favorite green clothes and gathered together for  the Planting of the Green. For the second straight year, parent volunteers made over four hundred newspaper cups, filled buckets full of rich soil and laid out over 26 varieties of seeds. After a short presentation, the students planted their seeds in the cups, learning about how to measure how deep the seeds should go, how much water and sunlight they would need and how long it would take for them to sprout. Morning preK and K classes went straight to the hoop house where they planted lettuce straight into the raised beds. The seeds and soil were made possible by a grant from the Marshwood Education Foundation.   Many thanks to Pauliina Pope for helping the morning PreK and Kindergarten  students plant their seeds!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tree Damage A Concern

On March 11th I stopped by the Outdoor Classroom and was alarmed to see Terrence standing next to a tree that had significant tree damage. Not sure what to do, we brought the problem to the third grade tech team.  We decided it would be best if the community heard it from Terrence. So here goes:

An Interview With Terrence Parker

As the snow begins to melt and the days grow longer, Central School tech team members ask Terrence Parker to reflect on all that has been accomplished. How DID this all start, anyway?