|Planting Bulbs in a raised bed|
|Liberty Hyde Bailey comes to visit|
|Sometimes it's nice just to take a break outside after a long test.|
|Our Monarch, just out of her chrysalis|
|Drying her wings on my finger|
|Just about ready to fly|
|Future site of the outdoor classroom|
|Students capturing the sounds and sights of the wetland|
|Butterfly Garden Flower|
|School Garden in Sweden|
|Our pet monarch from earlier this fall|
| A Letter written to Mother Earth|
|The Weed Garden Grows!|
By Liberty Hyde Bailey
To the fields to rest.
On the rim of the West.
As it dropped to its nest.
And my soul
The boon of its quest.
Liberty Hyde Bailey was a man of many interests. He wrote this poem in his book of poetry entitled, Wind and Weather in 1923. My students have been writing poetry on and off throughout the year. They celebrated their poetry writing with "Poetry Night." Students chose two of their favorite original poems to share on stage at Foundry Hall. We filled the theater with family and friends. After the readings, the young poets autographed programs. We had a wonderful time! The sample below is just one of the amazing poems written and read at Poetry Night.
I Am Autumn
By Jennifer Guzman
I see frost on blades of grass
I feel cold whirling wind going through my branches
I look at my leaves that already floated to the ground
I smell cold wind
I have a rough tree bark
I see animals getting ready for winter
I stretch my roots into the dirt
I am Autumn
|Celebrating Poetry at Foundry Hall!|
|Russ Schipper and students looking at birds|
|Deer Tracks on the Trail|
|On the Trail|
|Russ Schipper, Bird Expert and Educator|