Monthly Archives: May 2012

Praries Stay Grassy because…

The PRESCRIBED BURN (a fire started under controlled conditions) is a prairie manager's most valuable tool for maintaining the grasslands in a prairie. At one time, prairie fires would happen regularly usually caused by lightning hitting the ground. Now, we must control the burn so that it doesn't burn down buildings or cause other damage.Photo…
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Getting Ready for Summer–Lifeguard Training

Meet the staff at House In The Wood now...Stuart, Ricki, TaylorMegan and MeganJuliana and SabinaRicki, Taylor, Val, JulianaMillie with AlexSo what is happening at House In The Wood now?Ricki, Megan, Sabina, Stuart and Juliana are taking lifeguard training now. They started the class at the YMCA in Lake Geneva on Tuesday and will end it…
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Rowe Third Graders–Do you know…?

The questions is...do you know why a prairie doesn't have trees and brush? The Rowe Third Graders visited a Prairie for their field trip last Friday. We talked about what happens naturally to keep the trees and brush from growing and turning the grassland into a forest.There was a PRAIRIE where I just spent the…
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Getting Ready for Summer-CPR Training

Alex and Abrill practice "ventilation" on a CPR manikin. We (including Ms Val) are at a 50 hour training in American Red Cross Emergency Medical Response (advanced first aid) that just ended this Friday. We have been at a beautiful camp located high on a ridge overlooking miles of forest and grasslands in Wisconsin for…
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Muskrats on the Lake

We have muskrats living on the edge of the lake.  Muskrats are the size of a small cat and feed on the roots of cattails that grow abundantly in our marsh.Photo from EEKHere is the lodge just on the edge of the marsh.Our muskrat house can best be seen from the lake. I noticed it…
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Rocks at House In The Wood

Our Driveway RocksI think rocks are so interesting. I love the colors and the way they sparkle in the sunlight. These are the rocks from our driveway at House In The Wood. You can make a really great rock collection just by looking at the rocks in the driveway.Many of the multicolored rocks have traveled…
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Our Skits

Rowe Elementary School Skit Night The Counselors More information about House In The Wood at www.houseinthewood.org.We are operated by:
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It’s Friday! The LAST Day!

It's the fifth day for Rowe Scholars--their last day at House In The Wood.  We will being seeing the third graders again in fourth grade. We won't see the fourth graders again until sixth grade. Ms Korn has a big assembly planned for the third and fourth graders to present to the second graders who…
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It’s Thursday! Our Last Full Day!

 It's the fourth day for Rowe Scholars. Last night--all cabins--got GOLDEN SLIPPER from the teachers. We also give an award for clean cabins--WHITE broom means their cabin was clean and GOLD broom means that their cabin was magazine perfect for "CABIN BEAUTIFUL". Yesterday ALL cabins GOLD BROOMS. Congratulations Scholars!All of our visitors have left. Today…
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It’s Wednesday! Today we have visitors.

Cabin GroupIt's the third day for Rowe Scholars. Last night--all cabins--got GOLDEN SLIPPER from the teachers. We also give an award for clean cabins--WHITE broom means their cabin was clean and GOLD broom means that their cabin was magazine perfect for "CABIN BEAUTIFUL". Yesterday the following cabins received WHITE BROOMS: Robins and Cardinals . These…
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