Hopefully you had a great summer. Miss Williams worked for the Connecticut State Parks and had a great time exploring new places. There's still time to #getoutside and lots of cool places to swim on these hot days. Black Rock State Park is open for swimming and if you're adventurous, you can hike to the top of the rock. The view is amazing.
I wasn't able to get to the garden over the summer. So, we'll have to do some fall planting. There's still time for lettuce, spinach and some root vegetables.
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What's Happening with DEEP?
There are a few more weeks of camping at Hammonasset, Rocky Neck & Housatonic Meadows. If you want to borrow a tent, the CT DEEP will loan you a tent. Make a reservation at a Connecticut State Park campground using ReserveAmerica.com and give Miss Williams your reservation number & we'll make it happen.
The Passport to Parks was part of the new Connecticut budget and effective January 1, 2018, parking fees will no longer be charged at Connecticut State Parks for cars with Connecticut license plates. There are great places to explore all around Connecticut. I recommend bundling up and checking out Wadsworth Falls on a sunny day in the winter. There's nothing like the beauty of the park in the winter.
What's Going On In The Computer Lab?
We'll begin the year for our returning students with a baseline typing test. Let's see how much speed you've lost over the summer. We'll also get to work on a Google Doc and our 4th graders will get started on making their own websites.
What's Miss Williams Reading?
Miss Williams hasn't read much of anything over the summer. She spent too much time in a kayak or at the park. But, she's got a Barnes & Noble gift card from her birthday. It might be time to pick something.
If you have a Silas Bronson library card, you can use it at the Southbury Public Library and they are open on Sunday, during the school year. Their children's and teen section upstairs is a great place to read and play. You can always borrow a book there & return it to Silas Bronson, thanks to Bibliomation.
Remember, our local library loans out books, museum passes and DVDs (one week) for free. You can even get the museum pass online without going to the library.
Remember, there are free books you can borrow online from The Silas Bronson Library, without leaving your house! Get your library card number and click on the OverDrive logo to go there.
Mini-me graphics by The Library Fox
Other graphics from Creative Clips -- Krista Wallden