Friday, March 16, 2018


We have been reading stories about leprechauns and Saint Patrick's Day this week.
We decided to build traps to see if we could catch a leprechaun.  Students had fun planning and
building their leprechaun traps.  The children were very clever to add things that might trick a
leprechaun into going into their trap.  Kindergartners even wrote about where they would hide their gold if they were a leprechaun.  Today kindergarten students took their traps home to set them up.  I can't wait to hear on Monday if any leprechauns were caught in the traps.  Good luck kindergartners.





Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Kindergarten mathematicians love geometry!  If they tell you they are doing high school math they are talking about our unit on geometry.  Right now we are working on two dimensional shapes such as a square, triangle, circle, rectangle, oval, and diamond (or rhombus).  Students are exploring the characteristics of each shape and discovering ways to make shapes using different materials. 

Friday, March 9, 2018

Snow Play Day at RES

Great weather for Snow Play Day!  This was a wonderful way to celebrate positive and expected behavior.  Check out our video to see the fun we had today. 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Force and Motion

The science investigations continued today.  We were looking at how the amount of force could change the motion of objects.  Rocket launchers, shuffleboard with lids, and air soccer were the activities we used this morning to investigate force and motion.  We couldn't believe that some of our rockets actually hit the ceiling in the cafeteria.
Check out our video.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Force and Motion Investigations

Monday morning kindergarten students rotated through several stations in the cafeteria.
The stations involved investigating the amount of force it takes to move objects of different
weights.  Investigations also involved comparing the distances that different objects can move
when given the same amount of force.  It was a great way to start our Monday morning.
It was amazing to see kindergarten students testing their ideas and coming up with reasons for what happened.  We can't wait to continue with our investigations.
Check out the link to our video.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Snow Motion - 2/15/18

Check out our video from skiing and snowboarding at Cochran's today.
Click on the link below.

Snow Motion 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Force and Motion

Investigation #1
Today we introduced the concept of force and motion.  Students had to come up with a plan for how to move a heavy box of blocks to the top of the play structure. They drew their plan before we went outside to investigate. Kindergarten scholars came up with great ideas to test out. A lot of our ideas involved working together to move the box. We also liked the idea of using a rope to help us move it. We learned that we can move things by pushing or pulling them.