We went from fall to summer and back again. I'm enjoying the cooler temperatures and have been getting out to do some other hikes. I explored more 5 star waterfalls in Vermont over the weekend and have shared some photos with the classes.
The Regan garden was magnificent over the summer. I will be removing a lot of the dead things and putting hoops up so that we can continue to grow some lettuce and garlic during the fall. Perhaps we'll have some all winter in our raised bed with cold frames. We can hope for a mild winter.
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What's Happening with DEEP?
Dig out your mittens and boots & save the date. The Winter Festival at Burr Pond, in Torrington, will be Saturday, February 3rd from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
All activities are FREE and include snowshoeing, winter hiking, ice fishing, ice sculpting and marshmallow roasting. Fishing poles & instruction will be provided if you'd like to try your hand at catching a fish and frying it up for a snack.
Just before the opening day of Fishing Season, our 4th graders went out to Fulton Park and helped the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection stock Fulton Park Pond with trout. It was a cloudy, cool, drizzly day, but lots of trout were tossed in the pond. Check out the segment that aired on WTNH.
What's Going On In The Computer Lab?
There are a variety of things happening in the labs at Washington and Regan. Students are working on improving their typing, creating 3D images and coding using Tyker. All of these things they can also practice at home.
What's Miss Williams Reading?
Miss Williams is reading Raising a Wild Child. We know she loves to get outside with her students and families. She's done some hiking over the summer & is working on the art of the "Sit Spot."
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. If you'd like to see Dinosaur State Park, you can reserve the pass online and go for free. If you stop by over Thanksgiving Weekend you might even catch Miss Williams working the desk, feeding the snake or giving the lizard a bath.
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