# Lighthouse visits the Shelburne Museum

Even though we all woke up to rain this morning, it didn’t ruin our field trip to the Shelburne Museum. Lighthouse students participated in the museum’s new Passport to Learning program. Workshops were engaging and increased student learning about Vermont’s history. They were less than impressed with the Johnny Cakes in the Settler’s house! Most thought they need A LOT more maple syrup! We were fortunate it didn’t rain and the sun even peeked out from the clouds toward the end of our day ðŸ™‚

# Our Last 4 Winds Lesson :(

We had our last 4 Winds lesson. We navigated through the woods to find puzzle pieces. Once we found all the pieces using our compasses, we had to assemble our puzzle. One group had a flower and the other had a monarch butterfly. We were fortunate to have two amazing volunteers!

We are scheduled to visit the Maritime Museum on May 27th and we are in DESPERATE need of chaperones!Â  We must have a ratio of 5 students to 1 adult.Â  We currently have 3 adultsÂ for 23 students.Â  Groups rotate from station to station, so weÂ need 2 more chaperones in order to go on this field trip.Â  Please consider joining us and learning more about Vermont’s maritime history !!Â  You can drive your own car to and from the museumÂ . . . you don’t have to ride on the bus ðŸ™‚Â  Chaperones are free, so if you can attend, send in a note as soon as possible.

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# Tuesday, April 7, 2009

We went to the Flynn Theater today to see Freedom Train.Â  It was a performance about Harriet Tubman’s life.Â  Please ask your child what they thought of it.Â  When we voted just about everyone either liked or loved the play.Â

In math we are working on area and perimeter.Â  We learned that the formula for the area of a rectangle and the formula for the area of a parallelogram are the same!!Â  To find the area you need to multiply the base x height.Â  Ask your child to explain how they have the same area.

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