Thursday, May 16, 2024

Vermont Animal Research

We researched Vermont animals in books and on PebbleGo, an online research site for elementary students.  You may notice a few comments from students that are not quite accurate.  They worked very hard to record the information they discovered in writing and pictures.  We continue to talk about our research and reflect on our understanding.  Great job kindergarten researchers!  You put a lot of effort into this project and it shows!  A big thank you to Shaun Langevin, our district digital learning leader, for recording students and putting the video together for us.  

Click on the link below to see our class research project on Vermont Animals. 

VT Animal Research Project

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Rotting Logs

As part of our organisms unit kindergarten students investigated rotting logs.  Students examined rotting logs looking for evidence of living things.  They found plants and animals on, under, and in many logs in our Neighborhood Forest.  Students recorded their observations and shared what they found.  These kindergarten scientists had a great time discovering the living things that make their homes in rotting logs.













Saturday, May 4, 2024

Neighborhood Forest

 

We have been having a great time outdoors in the Neighborhood Forest!  We have been investigating living and nonliving things.  Kindergarteners were excited to find worms, red efts, beetles, ants, and spiders.  Many of these critters were found under logs and leaf litter.  

We spent time with our 3rd-grade buddies in Mr. Ellerkamp's class on Friday.  We found great spots in the woods to read with our buddies.  After reading with our buddies, we explored and played in the woods.

We are looking forward to spending more time outside.  Next week we are exploring logs and their many uses in the ecosystem.





Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Author Visit

Yesterday, Diana Dunn, Vermont author of the picture book, Pipsqueak's Adventure (A True Story), visited us.  She shared her book and the true story behind the book.  Students loved the story, her watercolor pictures, and the photos of Pipsqueak!  Diana made us accordion books to write and draw our own stories.  She gave each child a copy of her book to keep.  A big thank you to Diana Dunn for sharing her book with us!












Friday, February 23, 2024

Planetarium

We had a wonderful visit to the "planetarium" in the gym today.  Carrie Cruz, aka The Planetarium Lady, showed us what the sky around our school looked like.  She also shared pictures and stories of the constellations and moon.  Students loved it!  Thank you, Mrs. Roll, for organizing this great event.