Tuesday, June 14, 2016

We harvested our greens!

Here is a funny picture of us with our greens. The sun was in our eyes...

Our class harvested our pac choi, spinach, lettuce and rainbow chard. We hope you enjoyed the greens your child brought home. 

Friday, June 10, 2016

Our Play "The Fire Truck and The Shoes

Our drama teacher, Andrew Lyndaker wrote this awesome play for our class. He worked with our class once a week for 5 weeks. We practiced our line, projected our voices and had fun. The end result was this awesome performance. We hope you enjoy!


Friday, May 6, 2016

Happy Friday

Can you spot the student? We have some expert cubby hiders here in second grade!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Acting workshops with Andrew Lyndaker

6th grade GSB student and actor, Andrew Lyndaker does an acting work with our class! This was the first of a short series of workshops he will do with students this year. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

FARMS Kitchen

Just a friendly reminder that we will be at the FARMS Community Kitchen today from 8:50-10:30 ish. We can't wait to cook up some delicious food!

Monday, May 2, 2016

It's that time of year again. Time, to sign up for Parent/Teacher Conferences! If you have a scheduling conflict please let me know!



Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Mr. Marks presents about his many trips to Africa!

Jeremy Marks shares about his trips to Ghana, Senegal and Morocco! During his trip he brought high school students to build homes for families and villages. We saw great pictures of communities of goats, carts pulled by donkeys, small children and stores. We saw people wearing typical African clothing, dancing and carrying their children. We got to see a real elephant bone and ask all of our important questions! Thank you Mr. Marks!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Mapping and Africa

Our social studies and science focus for January and February is mapping and Africa. We have used google earth to see where our school is in Damariscotta. We also "traveled" all the way to Tanzania and Zanzibar to see the difference between and city and rural area. Students are excited and engaged in our study. Mr. O, our classroom Ed tech has a lot of experience in mapping and orienteering from his time at Unity college. He is using that expertise to teach our class about maps and compasses. Yesterday, students created a map and brought it home to share. We are looking forward to working more with Mr. O on Monday as he introduces a compass. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

FARMS Community Kitchen Trip

We had a great trip to the FARMS Community Kitchen Yesterday! We made two great recipes,  a winter minestrone soup and Beet and Parsnip burgers. The kids had a great time peeling onions and garlic, peeling and cutting vegetables, measuring ingredients and taste testing kohlrabi and raw  spinach. Kohlrabi was a big hit! Everyone in our class tried it and most want to have it again. Kohlrabi is new to me as well. See if you can find this crazy, root vegetable next time you are at Hanford, Rising Tide or a Winters Farmer's Market! It looks like this...
The big green one with splits in it and the small purple one with slits in it.

To find the recipes we have made together this year, check out our recipes page!
FARMS Kitchen - January

FARMS Community Kitchen Trip!

We are going to the FARMS Community Kitchen today from 9:00-10:30! Just a friendly reminder!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Starting our Monday with a little Spanish enrichment!

Meet Maggie! She works for Kieve Leadership School and is spending the winter here at GSB working with students. She will be doing a variety of things during her time here. Every Monday morning she will be working with our class doing Spanish enrichment! We are excited that she is here. Today, we talked about where in the world they speak Spanish. We also started learning our colors.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  It sounds like everyone had a wonderful holiday break! We are hard at work already! Students are jumping back in and are ready to work. 

Here is our class working hard on handwriting.

Please remember to send your child with adequate clothing for their day. A warm jacket, snow pants, and extra hats and mittens are a must, everyday. I suggest layers for the classroom, as it tends to be cool. 


Our class is on fire!

Check out these kiddos doing "read to self" during literacy! They are rockin' at reading! 

This week has been amazing! Our class has worked hard. They have done a great job listening, following directions and completing their work. They have earned lots of stickers and are 30 stickers away from their next reward! 

Have a great weekend everyone!