Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Fourth Grade Vermont History Fair

We were invited to the Fourth Grade Vermont History Fair today.  We visited fourth grade classrooms and saw many excellent projects about our state.  Kindergarten students heard about
Samuel De Champlain,  Ann Story, The Abenaki, the Bennington Monument and many other important people and events from Vermont history.  Thank you Fourth Graders.  We had fun seeing all your projects and learning from you.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Financial Literacy

Today employees from Community Bank N.A. came in to teach us about financial literacy. 
The goals of the presentation were to:
Introduce structured spending decisions to assist young children in making choices.
Help children recognize that money comes in limited amounts. 

Lesson objectives
• Gain self-confidence in making decisions.
• Analyze simple alternatives.
• Develop rational behavior patterns.
• Practice making decisions in structured situations.

The presenters were here to promote financial literacy in the elementary grades.  Our hope is that this will spread throughout our school next year, with every class being involved.  The State Treasurer's Office has been involved in bringing Financial Literacy into the schools for the past eight years.  A big thank you to the Community Bank N.A. employees for coming in to work with us.  Also, a big thank you to my daughter Erinn who works for the bank and set this up for us.

Kindergarten students had fun learning about making decisions on how to spend money.  They enjoyed the lesson, games and activities. 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Subtraction Smash!

We have been learning about addition and subtraction in kindergarten.  We loved making playdough meatballs and then "smashing" the ones we were subtracting (or taking away).  Kindergarten mathematicians even wrote equations to go with our smashing actions.  We can't wait to play this game again!

First Grade Writers

First graders from Mrs. Hackett's class visited us yesterday to share their opinion writing.  We loved hearing all their opinions about so many different things.  Thank you first graders.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018


Today we began to learn about honeybees.  We were able to look closely at a box-shaped wooden hive, frames, beekeeper's outfit, and smoker.  We discussed how the different objects were used in making honey.  Students also learned a lot about honeybees and their jobs.  We will learn even more about bees tomorrow.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Flynn Companion Workshop for Shh! We Have A Plan

A teacher from the Flynn came to our classroom today.  He taught us that a performer shows how he/she feels with their face and body, not just their words.  We acted like the characters in Shh! We Have A Plan.  We pretended that we were sneaking through the forest and lunging to catch the bird.  We can't wait to see the show on Wednesday, May 9 at the Flynn.


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Spring Art Show and Concert

You are Cordially Invited to….
A Celebration of the Arts
RES students Kindergarten through 2nd Grade

Wednesday May 9th
Art Show Begins at 5:00 pm
Concert Begins at 6:00 pm
(Please note: students should gather for the concert by 5:50)

Art Show: Inside Richmond Elementary School
Concert: Outside on the Camel’s Hump Middle School Field

The art show will feature a variety of work by all students. This will include
an amazing array of weaving, self-portraits, batik, books, and much more.

The outdoor concert , “Bon Voyage”, will celebrate the imagination of
Robert Louis Stevenson, and the adventures of ocean travel
around the globe, as we sing, dance, and play for you.