compostThe first graders from Mrs. Salamanca’s class were the lucky students to be able to use our first batch of finished compost!  Mrs. Salamanca had shared the book, Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney, and had been discussing ways to make the world more beautiful.  Like Miss Rumphius, they decided to spread Lupine seeds, and, thanks to Mrs. Chappuis who brought in seeds and three small plants, were able to do just that.  The students first visited the compost shed where they saw fresh compost scraps from the kitchen, lunchroom and classrooms.  Then they saw the other side of the shed that had a pile of old compost. 

grade1The first graders want to send a huge shout out to Mr. Richter for, once again, allowing us to visit Smith Orchard in Belmont, NH.
Not only did he allow us to visit, but he invited us to pick our very own bag of apples free of charge. The weather was amazing which made it fun to pick apples, ride behind the tractor, and make cider.

grade3Students in grade three have been involved in Passion Projects over the last few Friday afternoons. They were given a choice as to what they would like to work on. The choices were: coding, games through the years, crafts, sign language, origami, and knitting. The teachers have really enjoyed working with students on these special projects. Below are some quotes from students about their experiences:
“I enjoy knitting a scarf with Mrs. Greenlaw.” -Maren
“I think knitting is relaxing.” -Keagan

growThe Living Classroom has been a happening place! Preschoolers have planted their beans; kindergartners have peas coming up and potatoes are planted; the first grade lettuce, spinach, and radishes are almost ready to be eaten; second graders have planted their corn; third graders have their carrots in;

bankingDon't Forget ... Every Friday is BANKING DAY at I-LES. If your child is part of the Save For America banking program, please remember that we have volunteer bankers here every Friday morning from 8:15 - 8:45 a.m. in the library. Your child is welcomed to visit the library and make a deposit into his/her Meredith Village Savings Bank “Save for America” savings account.

DIDestination Imagination is a challenge-based learning program that uses science, technology, the arts, math, engineering, and social learning; and pairs that with creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills. Inter-Lakes had 11 DI teams this year, seven of them at the elementary level.

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