Ironwood Maine Web Update

“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” 

Audre Lorde

This week, students at Ironwood explored the internal vision, while also finding new appreciation for the little things around them. 

​The Frye girls’ group is in a comfortable place that feels welcoming and mutuallyunderstanding. They expressed and exemplified compassion to the mini horses and other animals at the Frye barn. Even with Nappy testing their patience with a bout of unruliness, the students empathetically responded; “He is just misunderstood.” 

​In experiential group at the Farmhouse, student had the task of drawing a bigger version of a small picture with only two colors each. This practiced effective communication, while also having a bit of fun throughout the process. At Frye, the girls enjoyed the snow in art, by using food coloring to decorate their own hand-crafted ice sculptures! This creative form of expression was enriching as well as entertaining. 

On Sunday, the Farmhouse went on a spontaneous adventure to Monroe Falls. It was extra spectacular because it was mostly still frozen, creating a really unique waterfall icicle. It was beautiful to see the water falling through the ice forming lots of different formations. In music class, the Farmhouse prepared for the Family Weekend concert. Secure your tickets now, as word around campus is that it might be a packed house!

With spring right around the corner, students are staying hopeful and looking forward to the next chapter in their lives. Dare to be powerful, you will reach your vision. Have a good weekend and enjoy the warm weather!

*This update was created by a level 4 Farmhouse resident.

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