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Meet Mr. Ferguson (new Gr 3 teacher)

August 4, 2016 · No Comments

Here is a brief Q and A with Peter Ferguson, our new Grade 3 teacher. And no….he is not related to our Grade 3 teacher, Mrs Fergsuon. : )

1. What makes you excited about coming to the Lane School?

First and foremost, I can’t wait to meet and work with my new class.  I love working with third graders and how enthusiastic they are to learn.  When I was touring the school I noticed that the school has live animals in so many places, which I think promotes questions and discussions for cross curricula learning opportunities.  I was also very excited to learn that Lane has a high ropes course and challenges its’ students more than just academically.

2. What is your favorite memory from when you were in grades 3-5 as a kid?

Third grade was when I moved from England to America and it was a very memorable time of my life.  So many things were different from what I knew.  Teachers and classmates helped make the transition such a positive experience.  People talked differently, the games were different and what we were learned in school was seemingly all new.  How people helped me and made me feel so comfortable has played a big part in who I am today.

3. What made you want to be a teacher?

In 2009 I started working with at-risk youth from urban areas.  I would introduce them to hiking and the outdoors and we’d camp up in the White Mountains.  I found that working with those kids was far more intrinsically rewarding than the work I was doing in the private sector.  I started taking classes at night and the rest is history.

4.  Tell us one thing we would be surprised to know about you?

I was once a caretaker for 4 donkeys, 8 goats and a bunch of chickens.  I now have a very health appreciation for roosters and learned that a chicken refusing to move from her nest means she’s trying to incubate her eggs.  When no one tells you these things, and you don’t have the internet, you have to figure these things out yourself!

5.  What have you been doing this summer?

I took my eldest son back “home” to England to meet his Great Aunt.  For the rest of the summer, when the boys were napping, I worked on building them a tree house in the backyard.  As a family our summer has been filled with music class, gymnastics, swim lessons, Walden pond, trips to the ocean and Drumlin Farm.  Myself, I enjoyed some time to get in some runs, ride my bike and catch up on my reading.

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June 12, 2016 · No Comments

Grade 3 Parents….Please take a moment and fill out the survey
Create your own user feedback survey

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Field Day 2016

June 3, 2016 · No Comments

Grade 3 and 4 had an awesome time at our annual Field Day. Our PE teachers, Ms Post and Mr Smith, do a great job setting up fun (and wet) games for the kids. This video will give you a sense of the day.

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Telling our story through images

April 4, 2016 · No Comments

Images say a lot. That is why I enjoy making and sending out these quick videos of what is happening at Lane. Enjoy.

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Friday Video Fun

March 6, 2016 · No Comments

Latest video from Lane…..

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February 13th Video

February 12, 2016 · No Comments

Another great week at Lane. Here is a video to show you some sights and sounds from our school. Enjoy.

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Friday Video

January 27, 2016 · No Comments

Lots of great things happening at Lane. Here is a quick video to give you a “flavor” for a Friday at Lane.

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Survey for Parents

January 16, 2016 · No Comments

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Veterans Day Ceremony (video)

November 12, 2015 · No Comments

I was very proud of our school’s ceremony yesterday to honor our Veterans. Hopefully your child shared his/her thoughts on the ceremony with you. It’s always impressive to see the different people who make up the U.S. Armed Forces. There were mothers, fathers, uncles, aunts, and some grandparents too. We were particularly grateful and honored to have two Bedford mothers with us, who’s sons were killed in Iraq. Mrs Hart lost her son John in 2003. Mrs Desiato's son, Travis, was killed in 2004.

Matt Hall created this video to give you a sense of the event. Special thanks to our very helpful crew from BEST for coming to school at 7:00am to decorate.

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October 26, 2015 · No Comments

Another short video showing what goes on at Lane in a typical day. I walked around with my camera seeing what I could capture with 10 pics in 10 minutes. Enjoy.

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