We received an email in March from Assistant Troop Leader, Jennifer Basile. Jennifer and her daughters had visited the Origami Poems display ('manned' by Lynnie Gobeille) at the Charlestown Farmers' Market! She asked the OPP for help with the cadettes' Book Artist Badge.
The four girls working on the badge wrote a total of 6 poems about scouting and drew a cover! We hope this helps them get their badge. Please send us a photo when you do!
My first involvement with BioBlitz was in 2006 as an environmental educator. Kira Stillwell, a RI Natural History Survey organizer, asked if I’d lead a children’s poetry workshop. I wanted to use poetry to connect people with nature; this was a perfect opportunity.
By Frankie King Gartner
Frankie King Gartner is Director at a New England Preschool. We asked her about her ‘Preschool Quote of the Day’ she’d share from time to time.
Frankie King Gartner: "I have to write down the conversations as I'm hearing them. It was actually part of my teaching training- called running records, where you write down everything the kids say and do in real time. Amazing the results! Author Vivian Gussin Paley was a pro at this."