Edgecomb Sixth Graders Reflect on Chewonki Experience
Every year the sixth grade class of Edgecomb Eddy take a week away from school, and go camping with their class at Chewonki. While at Chewonki the kids work on their teamwork together and are encouraged to step outside their comfort zone.Chewonki is a place where kids will hike through the woods, take adventures, and learn more about what surrounds them. They will camp in tents and cook food over the fireplace. During the day they will have fun learning new games and singing songs. Kids at Chewonki do exercises that require teamwork. There are many different ropes courses that require teamwork. For example, there is a ropes course named Spiders On Mars. “At first I was nervous, but when I got on I was excited,” says Carolyn.While the kids packed up they shared their favorite parts with friends, knowing that they had had a great time! In the end the kids went home with many stories to tell, adventures to remember, and great memories with classmates.
By Madison Phelps
At Camp Chewonki, there’s a lot of hiking involved, you have to carry quite a bit of heavy stuff like the “wannagan.” You also get to play a lot of games with your group. We went to the pond to do a pond study - that was fun because it was interactive. We got to catch frogs and leeches and then study about them. We found a giant diving beetle in the pond; Connor saw it and I caught it. We got to do a map and compass activity, which was really fun! At night there were crews: cook crew, wood processing crew and collecting crew. I had a chance to be in all of the jobs. One of the challenges we did was the high and low course. The lower course was more challenging because you really had to work together as a team. My favorite thing about Chewonki was the high course and playing soccer in-town. Slimy Turtle Trains was my group and the other was Watermelons. The food was delicious!
by Ashton Cunningham
Southport Visits Burnt Island
On Wednesday, students from the Southport Central School’s 4th, 5th, and 6th grade had the opportunity to visit Burnt Island. The excursion boat Balmy Days offered the class a first-class ride out to the island. Once on the island, Elaine Jones led the the class in a handful of engaging and educational activities. Students started their day by digging for mussels, clams, and a variety of worms that inhabit Maine’s vast, coastal mud flats. Elaine then took the kiddo’s on a trip into tide pools that were buzzing with marine life. The afternoon found our class learning how to use handheld GPS devises and exploring every square foot of the island. A trip to the top of Burnt Island light was the perfect ending to our extraordinary day! Thank you to Elaine Jones and the boat operators of Balmy Days for making our trip to Burnt Island so memorable!
Edgecomb Students attend Conservation Fair
The 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade class had a great time at the Conservation Fair, located in Union, on Thursday, September 29th. The students enjoyed learning that Katahdin Sheep have hair instead of wool and found it interesting to hear about Max, the Galloway Cow. There were also wonderful presentations on blueberry picking, how watersheds work, and nature songs involving sign language.
Flu shots available
BRES and BRHS will be having an influenza vaccination clinic during the months of October and November. The influenza vaccine will be available at no cost to your child. A Flu clinic packet was sent home with your student this week.
If you wish for your child to receive the influenza vaccination at school please complete the Influenza Vaccine Health Screen & Permission Form and return to the school by October 15th.
Butterflies in Edgecomb
Stella, of the kindergarten class studies this Monarch Butterfly. She reports that in her classroom she kept her eye on this beautiful creature and watched it transform from a Monarch Caterpillar to a butterfly. Mrs. Casey and the children have since released it into the wild.
BRHS Robotics News
Today in Advanced Robotics students are working on building animatrons, or motorized figures that utilize a variety of simple machines. Here students are building and learning about gears as they try to slow down the movement of the dc motors.
Edgecomb Visits Local Libraries
On Wednesday, September 7, all the Fourth Graders of Ms. Rose’s class went on a field trip to the Wiscasset and Skidompha libraries. They got to get a full tour of both libraries, look at books, and learn what you can do at libraries. Each student was able to get a paper that, when signed, could get them a library card! The purpose of this trip was for students to learn about libraries, what you could do there, and the many things they have! Everyone had a great time!
Many thanks to our chaperones: Mrs. Slack, Mrs. Little, and Mr. Fassett. Elisabeth Wallace
Georgetown Students Publish Book on Wolves
Congratulations to Marcella Look and her 3rd grade authors!
We did it! Our wolf narratives are published! You can support Maine's Runs with Wolves Sanctuary and these amazing 3rd grade authors by buying a book here or you can wait for August 13 and purchase one of the limited 100 copies at the Georgetown Working League Fair for only $10! If we don't sell out, books will also be available after this event around town:)
Here is the link to their book and how to order it. http://www.blurb.com/b/7151070-meet-the-wild-wolves
ABOUT THE BOOK
In Mrs. Look's Georgetown Central School's 3rd grade, students explored the questions: “Who is the wolf in fiction?” and “Who is the wolf in fact?” They began by analyzing how the wolf is characterized in traditional stories, folktales, and fables. Then they researched real wolves by reading informational texts. Finally, for their performance task, students had an opportunity to write and illustrate a narrative with a realistic wolf character. The Georgetown Island Education Foundation awarded a grant to Mrs. Look for the students to have a site visit from Chewonki to investigate misconceptions about predators and view live animals. They also funded a portion of the publication fees for this book. 100% of the profit will be donated to Runs with Wolves Sanctuary, a wolf sanctuary we visited in Limington, Maine, where we saw wolves first hand and practiced our wolf sketches.
MS. MULLIGAN JOINS THE RANKS OF SEA DOGS HALL OF FAME STARTING NINE TEACHER
Ms. Mulligan, a teacher at Edgecomb Eddy for thirty years, is being recognized as an outstanding Maine teacher. UNUM and the Portland Sea Dogs have selected her for her outstanding contributions to the educational profession. Ms. Mulligan has dedicated her adult life to supporting students academically, as well as socially, emotionally and behaviorally. She is known to be extremely thorough in her teaching and her students graduate very well-prepared for education after Edgecomb Eddy.
Join us on Friday, June 10th, to see Ms. Mulligan throw out a ceremonial first pitch when the Portland Sea Dogs take on Richmond. The game begins at 7pm, but get there early to see the pre-game celebrations. Besides throwing out the first pitch, the Starting 9 receive a personalized Sea Dogs jersey, an all-you-can-eat celebration in the picnic area for each recipient and five guests, and a $500 check.
CONGRATULATIONS, MS. MULLIGAN!!!
Southport PE Teacher Recognized
Congratulations to Ms. Giles-Brown!