Friday, May 17, 2013

Shutesbury Community Helpers

 The next stop was the Spears Library. Mary Anne read to the children and shared a picnic snack.

 We crossed the street to Town Hall.
 The first task was to vote on a favorite color. Everyone signed in, cast a ballot and signed out.

Chief Harding spoke to us about the job of a police officer point. Being able to communicate effectively is the most important tool for a police officer. The children took an oath to use kind words and were sworn in to be deputies for the day.

 Becky, the Town Administrator introduced the warrant. The Select board took their seats and the meeting began. The question was, "Should there be summer school?" After a discussion, an amendment was added to have only one week of summer school. Children voted, the article passed.
 Chief Tibbits talked about his job as a firefighter. He put on  his gear and showed the children how a firefighter rescues people.

It was a great day. Thank you Shutesbury Community Helpers!

Friday, May 3, 2013


What a busy week!  The highlight of the week was our May Day celebration. Children paraded to the upper field to "welcome in the summer." We danced around the May Pole, sang "Oats and Beans and Barley Grow", and ended with "Rockin Robin.  

 In the classroom there was a lot of activity at the Post Office, writing, stamping and mailing letters. A few children drew portraits of primroses and grape hyacinth flowers in cray-pas. Julie and April had the children help with the garden. We placed everyone's house on the Shutesbury map. Busy, busy, busy.