Monday, May 26, 2014

I-40 is Being Widened!

I-40 is being widened between Durham and Hillsborough.  A wider I-40 likely means a noisier I-40.  It is already difficult to hear each other when we are outdoors at EWS, especially at the farm, because of interstate noise.  

An informal public meeting will be held on June 10 from 4 to 7 pm in the Southern Human Services Center at 2501 Homestead Rd. Chapel Hill, NC.  Please come to the meeting to express concerns about noise interference at the school and to request noise abatement along school property.  Please don't assume that someone else has got this covered.  Please do spread the word!  The more people who show up to express concern, the more likely it is that we will see results.  Please help us take action for a quieter, more soothing campus!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Raising Baby Chicks!

It was really fun to see the 3rd Grade raising baby chicks from the farm in their classroom! You could tell the experience was wonderful for the class too, they hardly ever wanted to put them down. Who could blame them?

 Keeping a very real and human connection of farm to classroom has so many benefits to education of the whole child. . .

One of the chicks kept falling asleep standing up! It's exhausting being a growing baby chick!