Lura Libby happenings

By Beth A. Birmingham | Feb 04, 2014
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham Lura Libby students Kaylee Griffin, Annabelle Uyttewaal and Gareth Peasley learned a great deal during their second-grade class unit on penguins. Just a few things they noted were penguins cannot fly but they swim very well, sometimes they get eaten by leopard seals, and most of their time is spent in the sea.

Thomaston — A visit to Lura Libby School in Thomaston Jan. 31 revealed there is a lot more going on than your typical reading, writing and arithmetic.

Students in Theresa Brewster's second-grade class learned a great deal during their unit on penguins. Did you know that penguins cannot fly but they swim very well? Or that sometimes they get eaten by leopard seals? And that they spend most of their time in the sea?

Jaime MacCaffray's third-grade class is in the middle of a six-week study of Native American cultures from different regions of the world. They are learning about what designs on totem poles represent and have learned what their Native American name is.

And Mary Wilgus' third-grade class was making array cards to learn multiplication.

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Jaime MacCaffray's third-grade class is in the midst of their Native American studies. Jan. 31 they made paper totem poles and learned what they represent. Ella Russomano, Zoey Emery and Hayden Jacques show off their designs. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Lura Libby student Hunter McKenzie shows how to make array cards for multiplication used in Mary Wilgus' third-grade classroom. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Haylee Clough and Abby Young work together on their array cards in Mary Wilgus' third-grade class at Lura Libby School in Thomaston Jan. 31. The cards are another way of learning multiplication. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Comments (1)
Posted by: Margaret McCrea | Feb 04, 2014 16:45

Great story about happy and healthy, wholesome young students learning in a happy cheerful environment.



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Beth Birmingham
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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.

Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington and RSU40.

Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.

Aside from photography, Beth enjoys working out, ocean therapy sessions and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 16.

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