Monday, September 11, 2023

Our Visit with Winnie

We had a visit from Winnie, a therapy dog, today.  She belongs to Galen Perkins.   Mrs. Perkins is the Coordinator of Special Education and Social Emotional Learning for the south side of our district.  Winnie was very calm and gentle.  We loved petting her!  We hope Mrs. Perkins and Winnie come back to visit us soon.

Friday, September 8, 2023

Outdoor Time

What a great end to an awesome week! We spent time in the Neighborhood Forest in the woods behind our classroom. Students explored the outdoor classroom spaces and did a scavenger hunt! They are excellent at observing and noticing even the smallest things in nature. Highlights included a lively frog, a nest of ants, and a variety of mushrooms. When kindergarteners finished their scavenger hunt, they had time to explore, build, play, and work together.

Saturday, September 2, 2023

First Week of School

We had an amazing first week in kindergarten.  The days were full of fun and learning!  We are playing lots of games to get to know each other and learn our classroom expectations.  Thank you for sharing your children with me.  They are a joy.

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

First Day of Kindergarten!

We had a wonderful first day of kindergarten!  We played, danced, colored, and investigated math materials.  This is an enthusiastic group of mathematicians.  Students explored unifix cubes and pattern blocks.  I love their creativity!

Friday, June 16, 2023

Third Grade Buddies

 We had our last get-together this morning with our third-grade buddies.   We met in the neighborhood forest for a morning meeting.  Kinder buddies and third-grade buddies did a greeting and a share.  Then they had a little time to play together in the woods.  We will miss our buddies and wish them luck in fourth grade.  Thank you for a fun year.  Enjoy your summer vacation!

RES Concert Video

Hi Everyone,
Here is a video of the concert from last week.  Thank you, Mrs. Detweiler, for your efforts with our young learners.  Thank you, families, for attending and supporting their musical talents.   Here is the link as well, in case you have any problems watching the video from the blog.

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Field Trip to the Volunteers Green


Wednesday's weather was perfect for our walking field trip to the Volunteers Green.  A big thank you to the Green Mountain Club and Wildgood Ice Cream.  We played a fun game about what is needed when we go on a hike up a mountain.  In addition, kindergartners went on a river hike, noticing all the wonderful things in nature.  Then we ended our hike with lunch, ice cream from Wildgood, and time on the playground.  Thank you to all of our volunteers for walking with us and helping us at the park.  It was great spending time together, learning, playing, and exploring.