Thursday, May 31, 2018

Freeport Historical Society Pettengill House

In English Language Arts class, students in grades 2-6 recently visited the Pettengill Farmhouse with the Freeport Historical Society.  Students learned about the farmhouse and the families who lived there, as well as daily life and chores in the 1800's.  Thank you Holly from the Freeport Historical Society for such a wonderful day!

2017-2018 Yearbooks have arrived!

The gorgeous keepsake yearbooks have arrived.  Stop by the office to get yours today!

Bike Coalition of Maine Workshop

Huge thank you to the Bike Coalition of Maine's visit to EFDM!  Shannon, an educator from the Bike Coalition of Maine, came to educate our bike trip students about road safety, bike safety, and simple bike maintenance.  

As we prepare for our bike trips, please make sure to check your child's bike with the ABC bike check: Air, Brakes, and Chain.  Also, don't forget to make sure their helmet fits properly. 

Growstown Schoolhouse

Upper grade English Language Arts classes recently visited Growstown Schoolhouse, a 'living history' schoolhouse located in Brunswick, where students participate in a day of school during the nineteenth century where the date wasn’t 2018, but 1853. Students prepared their costumes at home and brought appropriate lunches for the time period. 

While at the school, they participated in spelling, reading, memorization, arithmetic, geography, singing, and art, all while writing with a quill pen and ink. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Discovering the flute

Last week, GS-CP students enjoyed a presentation about the traverse flute. They discovered the different parts making the instrument and the role they play in creating a sound, as well as how the instrument is held.
Victorien explained that to create a sound, one does not blow into the flute, but rather should try to blow on a candle in front of them. They all had the chance to try, and we discovered there are some very promising musicians in the class.

Thank you Victorien for sharing your passion!


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Early Childhood Spring Walk

Early Childhood students enjoyed a lovely walk in the field.  Students observed birds, butterflies, a chipmunk and lots of beautiful flowers, plants and more!  What perfect weather they had!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Suzuki Spring Concert Series Part I

We are so proud of our talented musicians who performed this week at our Suzuki concerts.  Part I featured our piano students and the debut of our saxophone player!  Bravo students!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Guest from 1853

We had a visitor from 1853 visit English class this week!  In preparation for our trip to Growstown Schoolhouse, Mrs. Alphaus Blazedale, the wife of a ship captain from Bath, visited our CM1/CM2 classroom this morning. Thank you Mrs. Blazedale for your visit!  We can't wait to visit Growstown on the 25th!