Friday, December 5, 2014


We have started Unit 3 in our Investigations math program.  Students are working on patterns.
They are creating and extending patterns using a variety of materials.  Kindergarten scholars have made many discoveries about patterns.  Students recognize that patterns have repeating parts and that there are different kinds of patterns including color, shape, number, letter, movement, etc.




Sunday, November 23, 2014

Scavenger Hunt

On Friday, November 21 our class went outside for a nature scavenger hunt. Kindergarten scientists braved the cold looking for items on their list.  It was easy to find the brown leaves and acorns on our list.  We were surprised to find a few dandelions still blossoming. We even found a branch shaped like the letter Y.  Students are becoming very observant and discovering many things about the schoolyard.

Thanksgiving Project with Fourth Grade Buddies

We met with our Fourth Grade buddies in Ms. Senning's class Wednesday afternoon to work on a Thanksgiving Project.  Kinderbuddies and Fourth grade buddies created turkey glyphs.  A glyph is a type of data interpretation.  Students had certain rules to follow as they constructed their turkeys.  For example, if the student was a girl her turkey had a yellow beak.  If the student was a boy the turkey had an orange beak.  The number of feathers depended on the age of the student.  There were a number of other rules that students followed for their turkeys.  The turkey that each student created actually represented information about them and could be interpreted by others.  It was a lot of fun
working together on this project.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Let it Snow!!!

Our class enjoyed the the first snowfall on Friday.  We started off our day by running outside and playing in the snow.  How exciting!

Schoolyard Ecosystem Exploration

Kindergarten Scientists spent quite a bit of time on Thursday, November 13 exploring the wooded area behind our school.  They used their science observation skills and tools from their science backpacks to make discoveries.  Scientists noticed that binoculars were very helpful in seeing birds in far off trees and even made the hills and mountains seem much closer.  Magnifying glasses aided kindergarten scientists in discovering more about seeds, moss and trees in the woods.  We enjoyed using the outdoor nature classroom and nature trails.   We were all excited to find living creatures in the leaves on the forest floor.  We found worms, centipedes and even a wood frog!  We can't wait to go back.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Visiting our Fourth Grade Buddies

Our class visited our 4th grade buddies in Ms. Senning's class on Friday, November 7.  When we first arrived we all joined in a greeting.  We introduced our buddies to the group and told one thing about them.  Then our fourth grade buddies read books to us.  It was a great visit.  We love seeing our 4th grade buddies.  We are hoping to get together before Thanksgiving to work on a fun turkey math problem.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

ECHO - Snowboarding

Kindergarten classes went to ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center in Burlington today. Smuggler's Notch and Burton Snowboards sponsored this snowboarding event.  Mr. Godfrey, our amazing Physical Education teacher, arranged this wonderful opportunity for our scholars.  In addition, Mr. Godfrey will continue to teach our kindergarten students snowboarding during physical education classes. Students will use the same type of equipment that we used at ECHO to practice snowboarding in the gym.  In the winter we will snowboard outside.  Thank you to all our parent volunteers.  We appreciate your help today. Thank you Mr. Godfrey for a great learning experience.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Kindergarten Pot Luck

Kindergarten families are invited to a pot luck dinner on 
November 11 from 5:30-6:30pm.
It will be held in the RES cafeteria.  
You can use the link below to sign up to bring a dish to share.
We hope you are able to attend.

RES Kindergarten Pot Luck

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Garden Visit

Mrs. Mumford's class and our class visited the RES/CHMS garden on Friday.  We observed and tasted the vegetables that were still in the garden.  We also spent time making detailed sketches of one or two vegetables.  It was amazing what we saw when we looked closely at each vegetable.  What a beautiful autumn afternoon to work on our scientific drawings.