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Pancake Brunch

Wassookeag will be gathering all our supplies for a local food fest: chicken eggs from Cheryl, Duck eggs from Kai & Ryan, pancake mix from scratch by Amanda, and maple syrup from the silver maple in the back yard!

Come celebrate the onset of spring (rain is good!)

Bring fruits, or beverage if you like.

We invite Wassookeag women and friends to join us for our first Womens; Gathering hosted at LongGreenHouse (5 Chapel) by Miigam’agan. Kate Hastings will open our gathering with a short tribal dance to link our hearts and energies together for the joyous journey ahead! Food Welcome, but come as you are!

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Debby and Kate will leave LongGreenHouse at 9:30 am for a 10:00 am visit. Or if you prefer, meet us at 10 at the Center!

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UMaine Computer Lab

UMaine Computer Lab

Wassookeag students and parents took a trip to UMaine last Friday to learn about G.I.S., a program that  displays and analyzes geographic information. Paul Smitherman (Lucia’s dad), is a researcher in the Spatial Information Science and Engineering Department and has been working on some exciting projects. Students were shown information on seals that wore tracking devices over extended periods.

 

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Music Day!

 Last Wednesday was a wonderful day of music! Some of us have been really excited about beat-boxing lately, so we started out with a simple “booms” and “clacks” and ended in full a acapella song. We then shared songs, including “Three LIttle Birds” by Bob Marley, and some traditional folk songs. But the day certainly would not have been complete without a full tilt percussion jam! What a day of rhythm and vibration.

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Cranberry IslandsIn October Wassookeagers took a ferry to the Cranberry Islands to learn how its year-round settlers survived life far from mainland conveniences. Ranger Mike helped us learn how to navigate by stars and swap maple syrup for molasses with Caribbean traders.

Ranger MikeThanks Debby and Mike for a great trip!

More photos at the LongGreenHouse Flickr site.

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Angelo Ippolito openingIn October Wassookeagers attended an opening of large-scale paintings by Angelo Ippolito, father of Wassookeag parent Jon Ippolito, at the University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor.

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What: A multi-family yard sale to benefit Wassookeag Home School Co-op

Where: 5 Chapel St in Orono (off College Ave)

When: Friday October 10th from 12-5 and Saturday October 11th from 10-4

Furniture, appliances, clothes and much more.

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Our New Family gathers in the Tree-house

Our New Family gathers in the Tree-house

with old and new friends. “For homeschool families, Summer begins in September,” says John Picone, a Wassookeag dad. To honor this special time for family, Wassookeag launches two weeks after the regular academic year. Woohoo!

 

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