by Claire Holmes
On Tuesday, May 28th, 2013, the Neighborhood Schoolhouse third-floor class took a field trip to Billings Farm. There, they took a tour and learned about sheep, cows, cow milking, horses, oxen, simple machines, churning butter, Vermont history, and much more. They visited the cow barn, horse barn, sheep pasture, theater, 1890s farmhouse, chicken barn, farm life exhibits, and the livestock paddock.
“I thought it was really fun, and it was really nice to see all the animals in one day,” Addie Peterson, a student in the class, said.
“It was so fun! I didn’t have a favorite part. They were all equal,” said Ada Melton-Houghton, another student of the third-floor.
The group ended the exciting trip with ice cream made with the cows’ milk.
by Ajna Siegel
The third floor is playing a history game. A little earlier in the year the third floor studied historic figures from Vermont. “I am Mary Royal tyler, It is awesome being her,” said Audrey.
In this game they have books for writing what items that they own(in the game).
Jen (one of the older teachers) came back in to help them make their books. They wrote fake journal entries on their characters for fun. They read from the Annals of Brattleboro about their characters. To learn more talk to Hanna or Dot their teachers.
by Sir Ajna the III
By Isaac Melton-Houghton
On Thursday May 30, 2013, the Neighborhood Schoolhouse will camp out in the woods behind the school. On the day of the sleepover the kids will make videos, do PE, put up their own tents and make their own campfire pizzas. The next day they’ll have breakfast made by their teachers. “It’ll be a mixture of fruit and cereal and I hope everyone loves it,”says teacher Hanna. Students will get to do Mad Science and play in the woods with the nature teacher, Brian. “I’m looking forward to sleeping at school!” said one student when asked what he was looking forward to.
by Addie Peterson
All School Sing is a great way to be with parents and friends. They all sing songs that are great and cheerful; the music teacher Mary Cay is a very nice teacher, acording to the whole school. “I think it’s really great to hang out with the whole school,” said Claire Holmes, a student of the third floor. This event happens every Thursday unless Mary Cay is sick or out of town. “I like ‘This Pretty Planet,’”said Ajna Siegal, another student of the third floor. The students sing over twenty songs, and the past couple of Thursdays they have been recording the songs that they sing and they will put them on a CD and give it out to the parents. It would be great if more people could come because the more the merrier!
by Ada Melton-Houghton
Soccer time is in the autumn, and when soccer comes, then the whole school gets extremely excited. The third floor students love soccer! “I love playing soccer with Steven. My favorite part is that you don’t win or lose,” said Ajna. The Neighborhood Schoolhouse does not do regular soccer, they do pick up soccer. They like pick up soccer more than regular soccer because it’s just about having fun. They play in a place of the playground called “the field.” Soccer is such a fun game!
And here is a poem Ada wrote to go with the article…
The world was in confusion.
The autumn leaves had fallen.
Steven blew his whistle and said
Finn, you stole from your team again!
Claire kicked it, the ball went in.
And the whole team shouted together.