If variety is the spice of life, then we are alive and well at CELC!

Expository writingStudents are encouraged to work hard and stretch themselves in all subject areas,  including Spanish, grammar, literature circle, science and more. math together

No Child lobby at Stage 2We saw a matinee performance of No Child at the Long Wharf Theatre. In this one-woman show,  Nilaja Sun – in a humorous and poignant way – captured  the essence of how important the arts are in making a real difference in the lives of students.

CELCers continue to observe and track the osprey nesting pairs at Tabor Church and Center Cemetery. observing osprey
observing / writing osprey

During Writers’ Workshop students spent time with Rob at Trap Rock Ridge Camp, focusing on renga poetry.Renga poetry class

While learning ecology out of a textbook is one method, CELC students were outdoors this week for outdoor education, using leaves to mulch the area where last week’s peas were planted, making compost to begin the planting of broccoli, and clearing away prickery vines to prepare new garden beds.

moving vines compost

Working with Gritli, students used vines and grasses to weave natural sculptures.  The weaving process required focus

and patience.   weaving art class

weaving

Our classroom expands as we expand ourselves each day.

porch sittin'