The Penny Wars have begun!
Check those couch cushions.
Regan School was awarded a grant for composting from Recycle CT. We hope to get started with our classroom composting collecting in late January.
Follow the garden on Twitter @RESReadGrowPlay
The Secret Picture
The Secret Picture was here. The next snow day, we'll have another. The first 20 students who see me the day after, at each school, and tell me what was here, receive a sharp and pointy prize.
What's Happening with DEEP?
The Winter Festival at Burr Pond, in Torrington, was on Saturday, February 3rd from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. It was great to see everyone there. I hope you all had fun.
Burr Pond Ice Fishing - CARE from myexclamation on Vimeo.
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.
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. I've offered our assistance to the city of Waterbury to help with the fish stocking they'll be doing in spring along the Naugatuck River.
What's Going On In The Computer Lab?
Our Kindergarten friends have mastered the mouse, first graders are just beginning to do some touch typing on Dance Mat Typing, everyone else is honing their skills with typing and we've been doing some serious coding on Tynker, Lightbot, and Code.org.
What's Miss Williams Reading?
Miss Williams has found a new author she likes -- John Lescroart. He writes mystery thrillers and she's enjoying the first book she found at the library.
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