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Trip to Matinicus

September 2012

In case you forgot, my name is Jessie and I have been the one updating our TLC blog with our past and present TLC events and activities. I used to be the teacher on Monhegan and now have moved on to being your TLC support staff (better known as offical TLC cheerleader!) for this Fall, working with ALL of the island schools, teachers, students, parents, and community members to make this project as successful and sustainable as it can be! I will be working with the TLC until December and by that point we should have some TLC student and teacher bloggers who will be keeping you all up-to-date on all of our exciting TLC happenings!

For now, I will be blogging about all my school visits and big TLC events like our field trips and any Polyberg meetings... so keep checking in to see what we are up to!


The second week of September, my faithful golden retriever and TLC mascott, Millie and I were off to our first official school visit of the year... Matinicus Island School!


Matinicus is the only island of our six participating TLC islands that you can FLY to... so it was quite an exciting trip on a crystal clear and crisp Fall day!


The first building you see on the left with the large triangluar shaped roof is the school house! We could not WAIT to arrive!


The first thing I noticed when I walked in to the school was this poster that highlighted all the islands that participate in the TLC! Too cool! TLC love right from the moment you walk through the door! 


Millie was excited to meet her new BFF, Rossi. They talked for hours about how great it is to be a TLC mascott... so many perks like lots of super-awesome kids, spending time on the finest islands in the state of Maine, and not to mention the amount of treats that the island schools have in their cupboards!


I had a special project for this 7th grader to work on while I was on Matinicus! We were gearing up for our first ever TLC Student Leadership Training weekend the following weekend, so I had wanted to make some special TLC leadership bracelets to give out at our event!


They came out pretty awesome if I do say so myself!

While the seventh grader and I worked on our TLC bracelets this cute little kindergartner read to us!


What a photo! The youngest and oldest students at the Matinicus Island School! Adorable.


After working with those two cuties, I got a chance to work with the fourth graders who were learning about citizenship and what it means to be a good citizen in our communities. We created a large poster of the different communities we belong to and gave examples of what it looks like to be a good citizen in those different community settings!


Of course we had to draw our TLC community! We talked about how being a good citizen in the TLC means to respect eachother, listen to one anothers needs, work hard, be a team player and be good friends. It is easy to be a good citizen in the TLC because the TLC is such a great thing to be apart of!


Here is the whole school before it was time for recess!


Hula-hooping king!


Perfect sized swingset for this school population!


Just hanging around!


Slide time!




Me and the Matinicus students! Thanks for having me guys! It was a blast!


Goofy photo! I love that I get to work with such fun and silly island kids! 


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