Final Farewells

I thought you might enjoy watching the video that our sweet, adorable kids put together, (with a bit of help from Lizzie), for the last day of school again.  I will definitely take some of their suggestions for how to spend my retirement under advisement.  Dancing with a coconut skirt-I am not quite sure if I am up for that one!

Thanks to all of you and your children for a wonderful year.  It was the perfect way to end my time at Foote.  I plan to remain involved at Foote, and look forward to watching your children as they learn and grow.

Much love and gratitude,


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Killam’s Point

We had the most beautiful day for Killam’s Point ever!  The sun was shining, a light breeze was blowing, the sailboats were on the water, and the view was breathtaking.   The children loved exploring the shoreline collecting jelly fish and crabs, skipping rocks, building in the sand, climbing on the rocks, playing soccer, singing, putting on a dance show the list goes on and on and on.  Enjoy the pictures and be sure to have your child share their Killam’s Point stories with you.



May Day Memories 2015

The bright, sunny day matched the high spirits of all of the people who came to celebrate May Day at Foote School this year. The children were so excited to share their dances with all of you. It is my favorite special event day of the year, and I hope you enjoyed seeing the progression of children through all of the grades as much as I did.

Enjoy some of our May Day memories.
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Mystic Seaport

It was a picture perfect day for our trip to Mystic Seaport, and the children made the most of it!
Many thanks to our chaperones who helped to make our trip so memorable.  Here are just a few pictures that can be conversation starters with your child. I am sure they will be delighted to share some of their adventures with you.

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Field Day 2015

The overcast weather did not get in the way of a terrific 2015 Field Day.  We had fierce competition, lots of laughter, good sportsmanship and fun!  We had the thrill of cheering for three of our children who ran in the final relay, along with lots of our friends from other classrooms.  Field Day is a long standing tradition at Foote and we congratulate all of the children on their enthusiastic participation and generous good sportsmanship.
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Native American Open House 2015

Today the sun was shining on our spectacular celebration of the children’s work during our study of Native American Indians.

The morning began with the recitation of two “coming of age” poems, and then moved into the classroom for the main event.  The children were knowlegeable, enthusiastic docents for our “classroom museum.”  They taught their guests all about the Eastern Woodland Indians and proudly shared the many projects they completed during this unit.

The children’s excitement, confidence, and pride in their work was a joy for all of us to experience.  Being able to share this occasion with so many families and friends was a special treat.  Today epitomizes Foote’s belief that all children are teachers, and all of us are life long learners.  We are delighted that you were able to share this special day with us.


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Fourth Grade Authors

Today three more inspired fourth grade authors came to share their picture books with us.  We heard a story about a fledgling bluebird leaving the nest, a soccer player who helps his team to victory, and some “candy lovers” who learn a valuable lesson about vegetables.  Be sure and ask your child to tell you all about the stories.  I wonder which book was their favorite?


Celebrating Earth Day 2015

Today The Foote School celebrated Earth Day 2015. M1-2 came together to read Brother Eagle, Sister Sky, which is a book based on the inspiring words of Chief Seattle, with paintings by Susan Jeffers. The children made a list of ways that Native Americans showed respect for the earth and the creatures that live here. This was followed by a list of things that all of us can do to continue taking good care of our planet. We created a “tree of life” to honor the Native American’s stewardship of the earth, and pledged to continue that care for the next generation.

The Environmental Action Committee led an inspirational assembly with speaker Bun Lai, a chef, food sustainability activist, and Foote alum.  Bun Lai talked about his work and answered a variety of fascinating questions from the students.

After the assembly, we met our buddies for a picnic lunch. The sun was shining, a breeze was blowing and we all had a spectacular time eating and playing outside.

What a wonderful way to celebrate the beauty of the earth!

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Native American Shirt Stamping

Today we went to the art room for a special project. Using natural objects like pine cones, leaves, evergreen boughs, corn husks and potato stamps we decorated our Native American shirts. As the pictures below testify to, “a great time was had by all.” There was lots of paint, creativity, enthusiasm and smiles as each child designed their very own shirt. We can’t wait to show them to you at our Native American Open House of May 1st!
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