Braille

Braille

Welcome to Thursday ! Did you know that January is Braille month ? Read on What is Braille? Braille is a system of touch reading and writing for blind persons in which raised dots represent the letters of the alphabet.  It also contains equivalents for punctuation marks and provides symbols to show letter groupings. Braille [...]

Today's Lesson : Time

Today's Lesson : Time

So join me and my group of students at the library as we learn about Time : Class starts now : Bell Ringer : What is time?  Physicists define time as the progression of events from the past to the present into the future. Basically, if a system is unchanging, it is timeless. Time can be considered to be [...]

National Maple Syrup day !

National Maple Syrup day !

Welcome to class this Tuesday ! And it's all about Maple syrup today ... Bell Ringer? How long before a maple tree produces syrup?forty yearsI  for a maple tree to grow before it is big enough to tap. On a good growing site, and if treated well, a maple tree can be tapped indefinitely.https://vermontmaple.org/how-maple-syrup-is-made Almost all of the maple syrup in the [...]

Happy Birthday ! Emily Dickinson

Happy Birthday ! Emily Dickinson

Welcome to Tuesday's Bell Ringer : If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry. Emily Dickinson Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet. https://youtu.be/Ri1oPRnzEZ4 Her  most famous poem by Dickinson, “Hope is the Thing with Feathers” [...]

Snow and Ice Science lesson

Snow and Ice Science lesson

Today's School is in session : Bell Ringer ? Why are no 2 snowflakes alike?Snowflakes are created when snow crystals stick together, and some contain several hundred crystals. The old adage that "no two snowflakes are alike" might not hold true, at least for smaller crystals, new research suggests Today's Lesson: Many children have heard that there are no two [...]

Pilgrims

Pilgrims

Who were the Pilgrims? The Pilgrims were a group of English people who came to America seeking religious freedom during the reign of King James I. After two attempts to leave England and move to Holland, a Separatist group was finally relocated to Amsterdam where they stayed for about one year. From there the group [...]

Tuesday’s History Lesson

Tuesday’s History Lesson

Today is all about the Gettysburg Address : The Gettysburg Address is a speech that U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivered during the American Civil War at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863 Facts you might not know: Lincoln wasn't the keynote speaker. Edward Everett was considered [...]