Troy in the Spotlight
After a few days away during our vacation, and a few extra days away due to school being cancelled because of snow, students were excited to be back in the swing of things. Here Ms Hewes' class rotate through different science stations as they study ecology.
Troy School's second grade class worked with Ms Wade's Unity College class this past fall on writing, using community gardens as their source of inspiration. Every Wednesday the class of seventeen Unity College students would come out to Troy School and write with Ms Hewes' students in and about our gardens. We ended the class with a celebration at Unity College with a meal made from the potatoes from our garden, butter that our students had made, and other local ingredients. Following the meal, students got a tour of Unity College, led by the students that had been coming to Troy.
Troy School is lucky to have Ashley Allen, an intern with Unity College, working with us. Here, a group of fifth grade
sudents struggle to stay on their feet duirng a tem-building activity.
Every year, the fifth grades go to Tanglewood Learning Center in Lincolnville. One of our main goals in going to Tanglewood is so that fifth graders from all the small elementary schools can begin to interact with one another and get to know each other before heading off to Mt View Middle School the following year. It is a great opportunity for these students to become more comfortable with the daunting move from a small school to a much larger school.
Students braved the heat during the first week of school to harvest the potatoes they had planted in the spring. Students tied their learning to the activity. For example, for math, one class counted how many potatoes were in their row and then made a prediction of how many total potatoes there would be in all four and a half rows. Thank you to Ashley Allen, our Unity College intern, and Carolyn Wason, our FoodCorps service member, for working together to coordinate this activity.