I CAN CALM MYSELF DOWN, I HAVE THE STRENGTH TO CONTROL MY EMOTIONS! These busy second graders are learning how to regulate their emotions, handle frustrations, realize the control they have within. Tara Wicks, the school guidance teacher, holds 30 minute weekly sessions with these energetic young learners. Knowing how our brain works for us or against us gives better choices to our decision making. These easy belly breathing technics can be done anywhere. You don’t need to spread out on the floor, but it sure was fun…

Christy Owens, Kindergarten Teacher from Mt. Vernon, will receive $750.00 for her project, “Do you want to come play with me?” for installation of a playground Buddy Bench to develop camaraderie and inclusion during recess to teach children how to become caring, considerate citizens. Congrats, Christy! The mission of the Maranacook Education Foundation, a charitable, not-for-profit organization, is to foster innovation and excellence in the communities of Fayette, Manchester, Mt. Vernon, Readfield, and Wayne by securing resources and funding initiatives that will benefit learners of all ages. Donors…

Did I Do That? Using Videotaped Lessons as a Teaching Tool Susan Lockhart, Literacy Specialist for Mount Vernon and Wayne Elementary Schools, received a MEF Grant of $300.00 for her project, “Did I Do That? Using Videotaped Lessons as a Teaching Tool.” She will purchase technology equipment for students to analyze their own videotaped oral reading to improve fluency. The tool will also be used to foster professional development collaboration among teachers who will analyze their own videotaped lessons in both schools. The mission of the Maranacook Education…