Friday, October 13, 2017

Just the Pits

We planted 5 peach pits today! (Hope they grow...) The children thought we should try to grow a peach tree with the pits from my snack peaches. So we mixed some of the compost from the worm bin in with some potting soil and planted five pits. Keep your fingers crossed!

Thursday, October 12, 2017


Ms. Rancourt read a story to us about feelings. We acted out a variety of feelings, then we made our own feelings book!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fire Barn

Rowe School visited the Fire Barn today! We saw a firefighter dress up in his safety clothes and we heard him breathe through his oxygen mask. Both of these helped to take away the "scariness" of seeing and hearing a firefighter when he or she is dressed to fight a fire.

The firefighters told us how important it is to:

  • check the batteries in our smoke detectors
  • have a spot outside where ALL family members meet 
  • keep away from the stove area in the kitchen
  • practice a home fire escape plan frequently
  • keep matches and lighters in a locked drawer or cabinet

Everyone is invited to go to the Fire Barn tomorrow evening!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Meet the Wigglers!

Today the first grade met in the soccer field to create a home for our shared cluster of working worms! The worms need a bin, shredded newspaper, water, dirt, and food to happily live their lives in warm, damp, darkness. In our classrooms, the worms will eat mostly vegetable scraps, because fruit peelings and cores attract fruit flies!! Please send in veggie scraps to fuel our worms and to help take care of our earth! Our compost will be used for plants in the School Gardens.
Click to see the inside/outside of the worm: Worm Diagram

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Garden thoughts:
Lemon balm smells like lemons.
Pumpkins are orange! They were little ones!
We picked radishes and tomatoes for our salad bar! The radishes were really small.
We saw extra hot peppers growing in the garden.
We had to hunt for items that began with the letters of the alphabet! We found them all!
We saw small red potatoes. They were round.
We picked green peppers.
There were a full-grown squash and a weird looking one-kind of like a cylinder.
We used the watering cans. A lot of children liked using them.
Cherry tomatoes are spheres!
The potatoes were a very light brown.
Butternut squash are funny shaped.
There were HUGE dandelions!
Zinnias are Yarmouth's town flower.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Transfer Station

Mr. Street taught us about the importance of the 3 Rs: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. We saw where the compost piles are for yard waste and how the piles change as the waste decomposes. We saw piles of construction waste and areas to dispose of old toilets, tubs, refrigerators, and stoves. We saw the "hopper" where trash is tossed as well as all the containers they use for special kinds of light bulbs, batteries, plastics, metals, and glass! We also saw the building where they train rescue workers for Yarmouth and our neighboring communities. Thank you, Mr. Street!

The Diary of a Worm

Dr. Doloff came to visit us today to read us a story! We loved how he shared so much with us beyond the words on the page. Who knew worms were so busy! Please come back and read to us again!