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First Prize Quilt

September 9th, 2009 · 4 Comments


Students in Ms. Ferguson’s Third Grade Class worked on a square depicting an event from The American Colonial Period (1620-1783).  Each drawing has a sentence or two describing the event.  The squares were then put together in a quilt.  Natalie Knight’s grandmother, Mercedes Saber (Abby), volunteered to sew our quilt together.  This was the first time that a class quilt had to travel to another state to be sewn together.  Natalie’s grandmother lives in Florida!  Natalie and her family traveled to Florida during February Vacation packing our 25 quilt squares in their luggage.  The squares were left in Florida and Abby worked tirelessly to expertly sew our quilt together.  Abby’s sewing machine was too small, so she carried the quilt to Natalie’s Grand Aunt’s house to use her big sewing machine to finish the quilt.  The backing on the quilt was donated by Grand Aunt’s daughter, Belkis.  Abby then patiently sewed the stars on by hand.  When the quilt was completed, Abby packed it in her luggage and flew to Bedford for a visit with Natalie’s family.  The quilt was then delivered to us at Lane School and we displayed it during our Colonial Concert and Display Day on June 5, 2009.  Ms. Ferguson then entered the quilt in the Marshfield Fair and we won First Place.  The quilt is now on display outside Room 3 at Lane School with the winning blue ribbon.  Thank you Abby and Natalie’s family!


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New Grade 3 Teacher

August 11th, 2009 · No Comments

We welcome Jim Wichterman as our new grade 3 teacher to replace John Espejo. Jim is a former meteorologist, who changed careers to become a teacher.

Finally I will have someone on staff who can give me a reliable opinion on whether we should have outdoor recess or not during the winter (just kidding Jim)

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Staff Changes

August 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Unfortunately Mr. Espejo, our well-liked grade three teacher, has taken a leave of absence to move with his fiance, former teacher Courtney Marion, up to Maine.

I hope to announce his replacement within a week.

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