Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Writing Celebration

Yesterday afternoon our class celebrated our "all about" information writing.  Kindergarten scholars took their writing outside under the shade of the trees.  They broke up into four small groups and shared their writing with each other.   They are amazing writers and should be very proud of their work.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

VYCC Farm Field Trip

Today both kindergarten classes went to the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) farm near the Monitor Barn.  Kindergartners enjoyed participating in activities involving animals and plants. We loved seeing the baby chicks, rabbits and calf.  We also helped collect eggs.  Each class planted 200 sunflowers for the front fields at the farm and an apple tree.  We even planted our own sun flowers to take home.   Our field trip connected with our science unit on organisms.  Thank you to everyone at VYCC for a wonderful field trip.  Thank you to Mae Quilty, our Farm to School coordinator, for joining us.  Thank you to our parent chaperones for assisting on our field trip.  It was our first and only warm and sunny field trip of the school year.  

Friday, May 13, 2016

We Read Anywhere and Everywhere

Our class loves to read and it shows!  We decided to take advantage of the morning sunshine.
Our class had snack, reading time and of course a little extra recess time outside today.  Kindergarten scholars got comfy and read to themselves and then with partners.  What fun to read on the newly opened playground equipment!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Insect Investigations at the Audubon

We went to the the Audubon Nature Center today.  It was cloudy and chilly but the rain stayed away. We enjoyed searching for insects in the forest, field and pond.  We especially liked using nets to scoop up insects and other creatures from the pond.  We found several dragonfly nymphs.  These young dragonflies look nothing like the beautiful adult dragonflies.  In the woods we found several red salamanders, a few centipedes, and millipedes.  We also found one lightning bug.  It was interesting to discover all the living things under logs and leaves.  Thank you to all the parent volunteers who chaperoned our trip.  We appreciate your assistance.  Don't forget the Audubon is open to the public, free of charge, from dawn to dusk, everyday.  It is a great place for hiking and exploring.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Fourth Grade Buddy Writing Celebration

Our fourth grade buddies in Ms. Senning's class had a writing celebration today.  They finished their opinion writing unit and invited us to their classroom to play games.  We had a great time playing and visiting with our fourth grade buddies.  Thank you for inviting us.