Thursday, June 14, 2012

Thank You

We have had a wonderful time together, and I thank each and every family for all of their contributions to our learning community. Please stay in touch, and enjoy your time together this summer.

Here are some images of our last few days together:

How many kids can fit on the Koch swingset?

Last day of 4 Winds with Jen!

  I will always remember this class as:
     porcupine, raccoon, red breasted robin,
    spotted salamander, ermine, box turtle,

    bobcat,nuthatch, red tailed hawk


     black capped chickadee, peregrine falcon,coyote
mouse, snowshoe hare ,squirrel and black bear too!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Rain Plans

If it is rainy in the morning, we will go ahead and have our picnic lunch at school.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Field Trip to East Montpelier

We had a great visit with our pen pals. We went to Fairmont Farm, a dairy farm with over 700 milking cows, and 2000 total cattle. We then returned to EMES for snack, and a visit to the outdoor classroom. Everyone enjoyed camouflage in the tall ferns. We returned to school for lunch and recess.  Then buddies worked on write thank you notes to Bonnie Hall, farm owner, and enjoyed popsicles together for Ethan's summer birthday celebration. Mrs. Zeilenga's class rocks!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Picnic at the Koch's

You are invited to:

Mrs. Koch’s House
for a picnic lunch
on Wednesday, June 13!

We will be in Hubbard park in the morning, and will travel through the park to Mrs. Koch’s house.

We plan to arrive at the picnic at 12:00 noon. We are hoping that all families can meet us at the house for a picnic and relaxed lunch.

(Mrs. Koch’s address is 35 Bailey Ave. It is a maple colored house on the right, when Bailey Ave becomes steep!)
The class has requested the following picnic foods:
pizza (perhaps Max)
carrots and dip
biscuits(vegan ones that Jen makes)
crackers and cheese
We will also need drinks, cups and napkins and plates!

Please contact Berenice Sarafzade if you can contribute or help
She would prefer e-mail :

I hope each family can make it for this luncheon together!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Community Service ECO Day in Hubbard Park

We will be "giving back" to Hubbard Park tomorrow. All first grade classes will be engaging in community service . There are five different projects, and your child has chosen a project that appeals to them. We will be planting and watering fruit trees, cleaning ditches, mulching trails, picking up trash and removing invasive  species such as burdock plants. Please help your child dress for the weather( it might be a a bit wet). We plan to have lunch in the park, and will return to school if it is too rainy. Please feel free to join us if you are able. We cannot wait to show Hubbard Park how thankful we are, and how much we care about this special part of our community.