Monthly Archives: May 2017

T-burg Grade 4 visits the Eight Square Schoolhouse

Kids Discover the Trail: 19th Century Life in an Eight Square Schoolhouse

Our Trumansburg Grade 4 students learned about local history and how children lived prior to the Industrial Revolution by attending school for a day in a one room schoolhouse. Schoolmarms led classes in reading, art, spelling, math, science, penmanship, and geography. They also instructed students about pumping water, washing and drying hands, and playing recess games from 1892.

The students were well-prepared for their visit. We thank the Trumansburg Elementary PTO for funding the purchase of “The Secret School,” by Avi. We also thank our TCSD Foundation supporters for helping to sponsor this trip to the schoolhouse!

A picture is worth 1,000 words; and through these pictures, we hope you can imagine a bit of what our class “scholars” experienced during their visits! These photos are from several photographers and three of our classes. Thank you to all, and enjoy!

The TCSD Foundation supports the Kids Discover the Trail! program. If you’d like to help maintain this program, please consider a donation.

T-burg Grade 3 visits the Mundy Wildflower Garden!

And finally, our T-burg Grade 3 students visited the Mundy Wildflower Garden at Cornell Botanic Gardens last week; and we’d like to share our pictures with you.  The students had an amazing time taking what they had learned in the classroom into the garden; they had perfect weather conditions; and they discovered life-long skills about identifying wildflowers.  They explored the flowers, learned about pollination, smelled skunk cabbage (see if you can spot those pictures), and one group even happened onto a snapping turtle!

Click the link below to view more photos.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TCSDFoundation/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10158612332620322

 

 

Check out Jen Wofford’s interview with Rob Montana for Tompkins Weekly!

Tompkins Weekly: Non-profit organizations are plentiful throughout Tompkins County, and make a big impact in our communities. Despite their contributions, area non-profits can sometimes go unnoticed or unknown. In an effort to shine a spotlight on those who are making a difference in our county, Tompkins Weekly will be showcasing these organizations on a regular basis.

This week we are highlighting the TCSD Foundation, an organization aimed at supporting the Trumansburg Central School District. To learn more about the organization, we interviewed Jen Wofford, president of the foundation.

Spotlight On … TCSD Foundation