Elevating the Word: The Power of Poetry in the High School Elevating the Word: The Power of Poetry in the High School
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

“Poems build our capacity for imaginative thinking, create a tolerance for ambiguity, and foster an appreciation for the role of the unknown in human life.” Tony Hoagland, Author of Twenty Little Poems that Could Save America Three years ago, then Merriconeag senior Tyler O’Brien earned the title of Maine state champion in the nationwide Poetry Out Loud […]

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Why So Much Time Outside? Why So Much Time Outside?
Friday, April 17, 2015

This week, we would like to share a few links to articles that explore some of the reasons that we feel time in nature is so essential to children’s healthy development.  We make sure all of our classes get plenty of outdoor time- including time in the woods- because we know that even though society […]

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Geography: Earth’s Stories Geography: Earth’s Stories
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Yesterday, the fifth grade was discussing why a tale like Paul Bunyan came to be. A man taller than a house? A blue ox nearly as tall? There were several musings. “Well, maybe there was a big baby and over time, as the tale was told, people described him as bigger and bigger.” Or, “Everything […]

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