Through this program, which is facilitated by Donna Murray of Sweetser, students develop and enhance Life Process Skills by defining common values through a common language, and they continually practice these values. The Life Process Skills include building healthy interpersonal relationships, building trust, active listening and communication, anger management/conflict resolution, problem solving/decision-making, self-responsibility and healthy choices, leadership development, and setting individual and group goals.
"Therapeutic Horseback Riding for Students with Special Needs"
Grant Writer - Amy Jacobson, MIW, Special Education Teacher
"People in Your Neighborhood"
Grant Writer - The Board of Trustees of Skyline Farm
This grant took 175 second grade and multi-age students to the 200 year-old Skyline Farm in North Yarmouth for a learning initiative called, "People in Your Neighborhood". Skyline Farm is a treasure in the community as its open space and historic buildings, including a carriage museum, have been lovingly preserved for recreational and education use. The purpose of this initiative was to teach the kids about North Yarmouth's history and give them an appreciation of how their local community has evolved over time.
The children explored nine stations where they learned about everything from horsemanship and hoof care to local history and carriage-related vocabulary. They examined a governess cart, an old-time hearse and a peddler's wagon. The children played old-fashioned hoop games, planted bean seeds and caressed a very adorable pony. A wagon ride behind two one-ton Percherons certainly gave them an appreciation for genuine horse-power. "That was triple awesome", said second-grader Devon Moynihan. "It was the best field trip ever!".
Trustee Greg Cuffey explaining where certain words come from.
The kids planting bean seeds under the supervision of organic farmer, Justin Deri.
Trustee Gordon Corbett showing kids an item a peddler would have sold.
Learning about low-tech games.
Sheila Alexander explaining about the care of horses.
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