Lura Libby happenings
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.
Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 Thomaston 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 running and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 15.