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Annual Fund Raising Show and Sale at the Egg & I Restaurant, St. Paul. December 2017

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Building a Peaceful Community, One Stitch at a Time

Room 10 students celebrated their peaceful community by sewing a Peace Pillow to take home and share with their family.   Over the year, we have worked with students to build a classroom community where students care for themselves and each other in a peaceful way.  When this project was introduced as a possibility for celebrating our hard work growing together, it was best summed up by one student who responded "That's so awesome!"

Call us crazy, but with the help of volunteers, we set up sewing machines and got to work.  Students learned about how sewing machines work, taking turns, practicing patience and feeling pride in a finished project. 

Feedback from families when the pillows came home was wonderful.

It was an incredible finish to a fantastic year.

Thank you for making this project, and so many more,  possible for the students.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Maxfield's Mosaic Project is Underway

We've been talking about it.  We've been planning it.  Hurray! The mosaic project is underway.   Thank you to Lori Greene from Mosaic on a Stick for organizing, planning, instructing and working with us on the mosaic project to turn this air intake in our courtyard into something beautiful for our community.

Maxfield courtyard air intake

Butterfly panel in progress

Rabbit panel is progress
Yes, we are in the early stages of the project, but the work has been wonderful to share with students in Maxfield's Project Spirit after school program.  Watching young students work together with teen mentors was wonderful.  It was a bit of magic watching the teen mentors begin to develop their skill and craft with cutting tile, assisting younger students and have fun while working with the mosaic.  A big shout out to Mr. Lyles and Mr. Hill for their commitment and enthusiasm in organizing their students to 'make their mark' on Maxfield in a very positive manner.

Stay tuned for updates and opportunities to help with the project.

Celebrating Teamwork

In the Learning Center, we work with our students on being "bucket fillers" based on concepts in the book  Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids written by Carol McCloud,  illustrated by David Messing. 

We celebrated by going taking the city bus and going bowling in the Midway Center together.  What fun we had cheering each other on, encouraging our friends, laughing together, watching the bowling balls roll s-l-o-w-l-y down the lane crashing the pins around.  It was a wonderful day for all of us.

Picking up a spare

Working on my form.

Watching our friends and celebrating together.

I think it's a spare!

Thank you for working with us to provide these enrichment experiences and celebrations with our students.