South School full of holiday spirit
Rockland — The students and staff at South School in Rockland decked the halls with music and individual class projects Dec. 19.
Music teacher Beverly Pacheco led an all-school sing-along. "Frosty the Snowman" and "Jingle Bells" along with many other traditional holiday songs were belted out.
Third-grader Henry Weinand entertained the school playing "Good King Wencelas" on the keyboard, accompanied by classmates Brian Corriveau and Winter Adams.
Fourth-grade teacher Wendy Gamage added her talent of telling jokes based around each song's subject. "Frosty the Snowman" began with the question "What is a snowman's favorite breakfast? Frosted flakes, of course, was the answer.
Earlier in the day, Gamage's fourth-grade class constructed gingerbread houses and wrapped presents for their families.
Gamage said her class had just completed a two-week study on the history of the Christmas holiday.
The all-important "glue" — frosting — for the gingerbread houses took seven pounds of confectionery sugar to get the consistency right. Additions to the structures were pretzels, gumdrops, candy canes, and many more yummy delights.
The project took nearly three hours to complete.
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 13.