The Art Center buzzed with activity last week as students, faculty, and parents cut and sewed bags made from donated fabric. Adam's Recycled Tote Bag Workshop brought attention to the threat that plastic bags pose to the environment, and how each of us can make a difference! We made close to 80 bags and the students and staff will continue to make bags until we run out of fabric.
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The 4th & 5th Grades students, along with three faculty members, spent 3 days on Sprout Creek Farm in Poughkeepsie, NY. The trip was full of fun with a healthy dose of physically challenging work for the students.
The days began at 6:00AM with a quick snack before chores. Each morning the children milked cows, fed goats and chickens and tended to other chores that need to be done on a working farm. Students helped to make their breakfast and, after clean-up, there were two hours of activities which included a rotation through a garden lesson, a chicken and eggs lesson, understanding of life on a farm / life-cycle lesson, local ecology, bread baking, and cheesemaking. Evening chores preceded dinner followed by some fun activities, including a campfire. At 9:00PM it was "lights out" for the tired but happy group.