GREENFIELD – As students and teachers cross the second-floor landing at the Federal Street School this year, they will see a new 22-foot-by-4-foot mural depicting pond life.
The painting, located beside the main office, is a collaboration of students from kindergarten to Grade 3 who participated in the summer school program, “Water, Water, Water Everywhere.”
“It was fun. I painted part of the blue sky, and ants using my thumb,” said Thaddeus Taggart, 6, who will enter the first grade at Federal Street.
For four weeks this summer from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Mondays through Thursdays the students applied what they learned in the school year to real life projects. Taggart was one of 40 to 50 students who spent the summer learning about water, its properties and uses as part of the after-school and summer program run by the Collaborative for Educational Services at the elementary school.
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