Ms. Stanley’s Third Grade Book on Vermont’s Natural Resources

Ms. Stanley’s third grade created a book on Vermont’s natural resources. You can read their book by clicking on the link below.   The Natural Resources of Vermont

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Vermont’s Natural Resources by Mrs. Bruzz’s Grades 2 and 3

Second and third grade students participated in a writing enrichment program in the fall. With the help of Ms. Ellen Stanley, Reading Teacher, Ms. Lisa Bird, Art Teacher and Kosha Patel, Literacy Specialist each student contributed a page to this book on Vermont’s Natural Resources. Click on the link below to read the book. Vermont’s […]

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A Winter Walk with Nancy Patch

Franklin-Grand Isle Country Forester, Nancy Patch, leads a group of students on a winter walk. A student examines an American Beech bud and another checks a different bud. A lichen is observed.

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Nature Trail Brochure

It’s published and ready for you!  It’s the Nature Trail Interpretative Guide for the Sheldon Community Forest. As you follow the narrow path from the kiosk you see green and white signs that lead you along this Nature Trail. As you follow the numbered posts, each stop tells a different story the about this amazing […]


Download the Forest Brochure

Grab the forest brochure.  Just right click the link below and save it to your computer!

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Winter Fest 2010

Kids had a great time sledding on the hill, going on a storywalk and listening to Bilijean Smith tell a Native American story by the campfire. Click on this link to hear Bilijean’s story. Native American Tale

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Kindergartners Investigate Tracks

One early Wednesday morning in February members of the forest committee and other community volunteers hiked with Kindergartners in the forest. Kurt Valenta shows children animal tracks along with other findings like where animals eat and browse from the branches of trees. The children were eager learners.

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Links to Websites on Forest and Tree Identification

Links to Websites about Forests and Trees Educational Games on food chains and more. (Grades K-2) Interactive & Informative Treetures (Grades K-3) Teachers Domain: science lesson plans, video, short clips (Grades 3-12) Nature Walks(Grades 1- 6) Dr. Arbor talks about the parts of a Tree( Grades 1-6) Take 4 Different Walks in the Forest (Grades […]

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Fall ‘Fest October 10, 2009

A cloudy Saturday morning in October turned into a beautiful sunny afternoon, just in time for the Fall ‘Fest.  A campfire blaze kept all participants warm as the sun began to set. Kurt Valenta roasted hot dogs and marshmallows for everyone.  The kids painted faces on pumpkins and on did face painting for each other.  […]

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A Storywalk in the Forest

Parents and children walked the trails and stopped at posts to read from a book titled, Leaves, during the school’s Open House on September 17th. The Franklin-Grand Isle Bookmobile provided us with the story and materials from the Kellog Library  in Montpelier.  The Sheldon Community Forest Committee plans to purchase picture books and materials for […]

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