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8 Handy Tips to Build a Learning Habitat at Fred C. Underhill School

  1. Gather children.  Generate curiosity, wonder, and excitement about the idea of building something new in their playground. 2. Bring a dynamic, kind, and thoughtful artist in residence (Cynthia Robinson) to help the children fine tune and eventually realize their vision. 3. Depend on civic minded, generous, and considerate parents, community members, and local businesses to […]

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Next Stage: Learning Habitat Progress!

  Check out our progress!  Children in all grade levels have been working diligently this week creating our Learning Habitat.  A special thanks to those listed below who have helped us come closer to achieving our goals.  Chris Stelmach of CPS Transport has been exceptionally generous in donating time, energy and materials by helping us […]

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Our Learning Habitat: First Step Complete

Thank you to Todd Ranier and Ron Dion for helping Underhill School complete the first step in the construction of our Learning Habitat.  Mr. Rainier donated his effort and energy and rototilled the space the Habitat will occupy.  Mr. Dion was generous enough to donate the use of his rototiller.  Todd and Ron, your thoughtfulness and […]

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Your Help is Needed!

Underhill School is about to embark on the first phase of our playground facelift. Phase one includes the addition of a Learning Habitat, where students and teachers can explore the life cycles of butterflies and ladybugs, marigolds and sunflowers, trees and shrubs even as they are researching these subjects in the classroom. It will be […]

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Thank You Hooksett EMT’s

Thank you Hooksett Fire EMT’s Ian Tewksbury and Jesse Gayer.  They visited our students today to share basic first aid tips, the importance of dialing 911 at appropriate times, and to provide tours of an ambulance.  Their visit was in celebration of National EMT Awareness Week beginning today and running through Friday.  The ultimate goal […]