Back-to-school has come and gone and fall has arrived at The Village School. Even though November started with a chill, exceptionally warm weather in the month of October ushered in numerous events at The Village School.
Parents were quick to support our plant sale and purchased the colorful mums and cabbages. Our Middle School students planted cabbages around the grounds under the guidance of Village School parent Lauralyn Douglas and our nurse Karen Fischer.
The Village School garden has flourished and is currently producing pumpkins and potatoes. The students were surprised at the size of one of the pumpkins. They know the story of James and the Giant Peach but they were not expecting a giant pumpkin. Come see for yourselves and guess the weight at our Harvest Festival this Saturday, Nov. 5th.
Primary classes enjoyed a lesson on vegetables that cummulated with the students tasting cooked potatoes that were grown in our garden. The class washed, scrubbed, and sliced the potatoes under the guidance of their teachers. The potatoes were cooked and the students were given the opportunity to taste them.
Primary classes make great use of the leftover fruits from snack. They enjoy making smoothies with bananas, strawberries and blueberries. They had a lesson in making apple juice with the leftover organic apples from snack. The teachers helped the students slice the apples, and the students took turns placing the apple slices into the juicer. The juice was then enjoyed by the class.
Our Middle School children enjoyed a four day trip to The Inn at East Hill Farm School in Troy, NH from October 4-October 7. The East Hill Farm School provides middle school students with hands on farm experience. The students worked with farm staff to complete farm chores including cow and goat milking, grooming and feeding the animals, cleaning the stalls, and farm maintenance. Farm sustainability, animal husbandry, and farm-to-table concepts were taught.
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