Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Kindergarten Five Senses Festival

        Kindergarten students had a wonderful time engaging in Five Senses activities in each of the kindergarten classrooms.  In Mrs. Mumford's room students made tactile books and rubbings.  They were able to explore textures and the way different materials feel to the touch.  In Ms. Agner's room they made sachets from natural materials, such as pine needles, clementine peels, cinnamon, rosemary, and cloves.  The smells were amazing.  In Mrs. Gilbar's classroom students explored the sense of taste as they taste tested a variety of foods.  Students enjoyed cucumbers, kiwi, Veggie Sticks, dried papaya, lemon slices, craisins, red peppers, and many other foods.  Our Five Senses Festival was an enjoyable way to end our Five Senses science unit.  We want to thank all our parent and community volunteers who provided supplies for our festival, cut material for sachets, and volunteered in our classrooms during the Festival. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Technology in Our Classroom

We have a BrightLink Interactive Projector in our classroom.  With this tool we are able to project onto the whiteboard from the computer.  We can share books and games from different sites such as Starfall.com and Tumblebooks.  Students are beginning to use the interactive system more independently.  Recently, they have been exploring how to write, draw, erase, and change size and color of writing.  They are learning to do all of these things very quickly.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Our Families

As part of our Family unit in Social Studies students have been reading and discussing
families.  We know that a family is a group of people who love and care for each other.
Students have been drawing and writing in their family booklets.  We have been writing
about things our families like to do and why our families are special. 
We all agree that we are thankful for our wonderful families!
Happy Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thanksgiving Turkey Project

Kindergarten students created turkeys with their fourth grade buddies.  They were able to add certain parts and colors based on answers to questions about themselves.  For example, if a student said they had siblings then they put yellow feet on their turkey.  Red feet indicated a child had no siblings.  Each child was instructed to add the same number of feathers as their age.  The partner teams had a fun time with this project.  We are all so impressed with the way they collaborate and enjoy each other.

Here's a direct link to the video in case you have difficulty watching the embedded video: http://bit.ly/ZJqg0B.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Autumn is such a beautiful time in Vermont!  We have enjoyed many books about fall and the changes that are taking place.  Our class decided to do a rewrite of Leaf Man, by Lois Ehlert.
Students collected leaves and created their own Leaf Man traveling through Richmond. 
We hope you enjoy our book.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fourth Grade Buddies

Ms. Darby's fourth grade class is our buddy class.  We will be connecting with them throughout the school year.  We have enjoyed hiking, playing games, reading books and doing projects with them.
Thursday, October 11 our buddy teams made beautiful fall leaves out of tissue paper, construction paper and glue.  Each fourth grader and kindergarten buddy wrote a poem together to accompany their leaves.  Fourth graders typed up the poems.  The poems and leaves are now on display in the RES library.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Audubon Field Trip

Audubon Field Trip
Thursday, October 4, 2012

A big thank you to our parent volunteers who helped chaperone our field trip to
the Audubon.  The weather cooperated and we all enjoyed our time outside.  Students
noticed many signs of Autumn.  As they hiked through the woods they collected
seeds and found insects and other animals hiding under logs and leaves.  A
highlight was the discovery of a 7 inch spotted salamander.  In the field
students used nets to sweep for insects.  The Audubon teachers helped us discover
many ways that plants and animals get ready for winter.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Crazy Hair Day

Our entire school earned Crazy Hair Day on Friday, September 21.  It was an exciting day!
Look at our crazy hair.

Friday, September 21, 2012

RES Open House

RES Open House
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

We want to thank all of our families for coming to Open House.  We loved showing you around our classroom and school.  We hope you enjoyed the evening.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Our Gingerbread Hunt

Kindergarten classes baked gingerbread cookies on Thursday, September 13.
On Friday we went to the kitchen to pick up our cookies.  They were missing!
We hunted inside and outside the school.  We looked everywhere.  Many adults
in our school helped us look.  Finally, our principal, Mr. Berry, found the cookies and
returned them to us.  

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Our Classroom

Our classroom had been cleaned.  I have started to set 
up our room for the beginning of school.

Summer at Richmond Elementary School

Summer Programs are in session.
What beautiful weather this summer!