Thursday, August 2, 2012

Thank You!

Right side of entrance back view
Mrs. Germann, Lottie (my wonderful wife!), and I cleaned out and refreshed the two flower beds in front of the school this week. It was soooo nice to arrive at school and see the two areas refreshed. The family of Linda Williams, a former NSE employee donates $100 each year for the school to keep the bed to the right of the entrance refreshed.

We have a number of these beds around the school that the district will not keep up to this degree. I am hoping that we will be able to solicit some volunteers (students, teachers, parents, business partners) to take on a bed here and there. Taking on such a project can incorporate a number of meaningful and authentic skills that students need to learn.

Students can learn to write persuasive letters to possible donors or business partners, measure in a variety of ways using a variety of units of measurement, drafting landscaping designs, and presenting the process to audiences just to name a few.
Right side of entrance front view
Left side of the entrance
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