Saturday, May 21, 2016

Drum Roll Please..... Day 4 of our fabulous Yarmouth Education Foundation funded Twig Hut.... Thank you YEF, artist Susan Perrine and especially the fabulous team of 340 YES Students

Our day started early. Scroll down to see the progression and the grand finale of a whole school photo taken by Mrs. Flowerdew parent and supportive YEF board member who has also documented our progress. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Twig Hut Day

Our YEF funded Twig Hut with Suzy Perrine has begun. A picture tells a 1000 words, so I will enclose a few of them here plus an aerial view of day one progress from a drone also funded by a YEF grant for a flight club at YES. Kids were engaged, challenged, patient, problem solvers, diggers, weavers, clippers, harvesters and hard working team players. Classes on deck today were Mrs. Wentworth's 3rd grade, Mrs. Parkin and Rhoads 4th grades and Mrs. Page-Redmann's 2nd grade.

Aerial view of Twig Hut Day One documented by another YEF grant for a flight club drone. Teacher Todd Abbott recorded the progress. Here is one can see the hut started with kids creating a circle and then each driving a peg, I believe 23 pegs in all into the ground to start the hut. 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

YEF Grant awarded for Twig Hut Construction: Building Community Through the Arts

I am thrilled to announce that the Yarmouth Education Foundation awarded a grant to the YES SHARE team for the collaborative construction, by all the students at YES,  of a large twig hut on the YES playgrounds.

The construction will begin this week, of May 17th. We will kick off the week with an all school community meeting on TEAMWORK  and the importance of teamwork in the construction of the hut.  Each class will participate in the design and construction during their regularly scheduled art class. The three art classes that fall on a Monday will be able to come during a separate time slot so all the children will have at least one class opportunity to construct.

The students in the flight club plan to document the process with aerial photos and all the students will be help create a digital slide show of the development of the hut. A tripod will be set up and it will be the job of every child to take at least one photo during their session. Hopefully it will come together as a time lapse movie of the project.