On Tuesday, May 19th, the kindergarteners traveled by bus to East Hill Farm in Troy, New Hampshire. When they got there, they enjoyed all sorts of farm activities, including riding a pony; milking a cow and a goat; feeding sheep, goats, and chickens; jumping in the hay mow; and eating a pizza and lemonade lunch!
Second Grade Visits New England Aquarium
On Friday, May 22nd, second graders traveled to Boston, Massachusetts, to visit the New England Aquarium! They saw sea turtles, penguins, manta rays, sharks, and lots of other sea life. They also got to ride in a bus that had a bathroom in it!!
CES 4th graders went to The Nature Museum in Grafton for a field trip Thursday, May 21st to study pond life. They walked to a vernal pool, which is a pond that is created in the spring by melting snow and then dries up in the summer. However, this vernal pool does not generally dry up. The students enjoyed scooping pond water into buckets and examining it. They also used nets to scoop up tadpoles, frogs, salamanders, and salamander eggs. Dagin caught a really big beetle that was called a giant beetle!
Fourth Grade Visits Calvin Coolidge Homestead
On Tuesday, June 2nd, CES 4th graders went to the Calvin Coolidge Homestead in Plymouth, Vermont. They saw the birthplace of Calvin Coolidge, who was the 30th President of the United States. They also saw lots of old-fashioned things, like an olden car, old tools, horse equipment, and a roller that would have been pulled by horses to flatten the snow down. The reason that they made the roller push down the snow was so the horse sleds could go easily on the roads. Also the person that drove it had to be careful to not fall off or else they would get flattened. Another popular part of the field trip was seeing cheese being made and getting to taste the cheese!
First Grade Travels to Montshire Museum
On Friday, June 5th, the first grade classes traveled to the Montshire Museum for a day of exploration and fun!
Upcoming Field Trips
On Monday, June 8th, third graders will be taking a field trip to Billings Farm. They leave by 8:00 and return by 2:30.
On Wednesday, June 10th, fourth graders will take a field trip to the Bellows Falls Recreation Center for the end of the year celebration. They are doing this special event because this is their last year here at CES. They will leave at 10:00 and return by 2:30.