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Week of April 30th, 2018

“Dear Everyone,

We just returned from a trip to Smokey House where we began to plant our Smokey House garden. The food we grow in the garden will benefit the Community Food Cupboard in Manchester because everyone deserves the right to have healthy food. We translated our tomatoes because they were huge and getting leggy.  We started eggplants and peppers in the greenhouse. We direct sowed spinach, carrots and peas. We were surprised by how much had already been done at Smokey House, that there are different color carrots, how well Ryder can transplant, that you can make a tee-pee for peas to grow on, that pea seeds look like peas and that carrot seeds come from carrot flowers.  Thank you so much Jamie and Jesse for getting the garden beds ready for us and to Laura for hosting us.  We love going to Smokey House and can’t wait to go back this week and plant more.

“One day it was 86 degrees!! And like two days ago I saw a car with snow on it and on that day it got up to 75 degrees. Today at 8:35 it was 79 degrees! Crazy right? So I guess spring is really springing into warmth! Here is a poem about spring…

The spring is really springing

You can hear the birds are really singing

Do you like it? Anyway, we have been playing football and a lot more games. Please hope for more warm weather!”-Noah with a case of spring fever

“One day the Game Warden came to the school. He did boring stuff. He walked around in the school. He came to inspect the school. It was awesome because he put his strobe lights on.”-Colby

“On a warm day, there were no clouds in the sky we started our Espanol restarante. We made a lot of menus. Some of the menus are cheat menus because parents do not know Epsanol. Next week we are going to practice for the restarante. It will be fun because we get to cook.”-Emma

“This week Emma and Colby taught yoga. They did a warm-up. They read a book and did poses and showed us a new game and cool down. My favorite part was the warm-up because I like to strike a pose.”-Gabriel

“On Tuesday we learned a new song called “With a little help from friends” by The Beatles. Here is the song…

What would you do if I sang out of tune? Would you stand up and walk out on me? Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song I will try not to sing out of key

Oh, baby I get by (Ah, with a little help from my friends) All I need is my buddies (Ah, with a little help from my friends) I say I’m gonna get high (Ah, with a little help from my friends) Oh yeah (Ooh)

What do I do when my love is away? (Does it worry you to be alone?) No no How do I feel at the end of the day? (Are you sad because you’re on your own?) I tell ya I don’t get sad no more

Gonna get by with my friends (Ah, with a little help from my friends) Yeah yeah, I’m gonna try (Ah, with a little help from my friends) Keep on getting high, oh Lord (Ooh)

I need somebody to love (Could it be anybody?) All I need is someone That’s just where I’m going, yeah Somebody knows that’s where I’m showing Baby

Said I’m gonna make it with my friends (Ah, with a little help from my friends) Oh, I’m gonna keep on trying (Ah, with a little help from my friends) I’m gonna keep on trying (Ooh)

I’m certain it happens all the time, yeah (What do you see when you turn out the light?) I can’t tell you but it sure feels like mine

Don’t you know I’m gonna make it with my friends? (Ah, with a little help from my friends) I promised myself I’d get by (Ah, with a little help from my friends) Said I’m gonna try and not work too hard (Ooh)

Well I, yeah yeah yeah (Could it be anybody?) Oh there’s gotta be somebody Don’t treat me wrong Lord Oh yeah yeah

Said I’m gonna get by with my friends, yeah (Ah, with a little help from my friends) Oh, yes I’m gonna keep trying, now (Ah, with a little help from my friends) Keep on trying with my friends (Ah, with a little help from my friends) Oh, I’m never gonna stop there, oh (Ah, with a little help from my friends) I’m gonna keep on trying, yeah yeah (Ah, with a little help from my friends) I’m getting high, I’m gonna make time, oh Lord (Ooh) Gonna get by with my friends Oh, I’m gonna get on by, yes I’m gonna get on by, my Lord I’m gonna tell them all about it, I’m gonna tell them all, yeah yeah

We learned it at school. We did that because it is about friends and we are all friends. The school sang it. I love that song because I love the music.”-Rebecca

“Finny, Jade and Caleb built a fort during outside time.”-Phinneas

“This week was so sunny. There were no clouds in the sky. I like when it is sunny because we play in the big puddle. The big puddle cools you off on very hot days such as the past few days. Playing in the big puddle is fun. In the big puddle we “swim” and we have “mud fights”.  The big puddle is located where you first drive into the school. It was great to be cooled off on a “hot” day!”-Jay

“This week me, Noah and Jay played a lot of sports. We played soccer and football. We mostly just passed the ball but for a little bit we played two hand touch. I liked doing it because it was fun and it made me energetic, but not after I was playing!  It was really fun and nice because I got to be with my friends and I got to play any sport and it always makes me happy to play sports.”-Eden

“We did jumping jacks in P.E with Maxine on Thursday. She brought in music too.”-Caleb (Thank you so much Maxine for the aerobics!)

“On Thursday we finished our farm animal books. I wrote a book on oxen. We needed to finish our books so that we could read them at a potluck at Earth Sky Time. We made them with salt, paper, watercolor paint and glue and writing. I felt awesome because I finished.”-Addis

“Elliott Stands! Elliot Max Krasny stands for the first time! Elliott was crawling around in the middle of morning meeting on Thursday May 3rd, 2018. He was ringing the bells when in happened. Elliott Max Krasny stood! It was a breath taking experience. Elliott Max Krasny stood for the first time!”-Zooey

“On one Thursday we had a potluck at Eden’s house and we read our farm animal books.  We ate food and it was at 5:30. We built sets for the play. I am excited because the potluck is today.”-Jade (Thank you so much Levis’ for your hospitality)


The Red Fox Community School

Zooey, Addis, Caleb, Phinneas, Rebecca, Gabriel, Emma, Jay, Eden, Jade and Noah

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