Saturday, September 22, 2018

Barber Farm Field Trip

Our field trip was amazing!  We enjoyed volunteering our potato harvesting skills at Barber Farm on Friday, September 21.  Kindergarten students picked hundreds of pounds of potatoes to
be given away to those in need.  We were excited to have this opportunity to do something to help others.  A big thank you to Charlie at Barber farm and to all of our volunteers.  We appreciated your help.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Potato Harvest Field Trip

    
  Potato Harvest
      Field Trip

Our kindergarten class is going on a field trip to
Barber Farm in Jericho on Friday, September 21.  


Barber Farm, a non-profit, is dedicated to growing and giving away vegetables to Vermonters in need. We will help harvest potatoes on Friday morning so that they can be shared with those in need.


This field trip is a wonderful way for students to make a difference in their community.  This field trip relates to our Social Studies curriculum (Our Caring School) and to our Science curriculum (Organisms).  


There is no cost for the field trip and we will be riding the bus back and forth from our school.



Save the date: Open House and Scholastic Book Fair



Our school will have Open House for PreK- 1 on Thursday, September 27 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.  Second, third and fourth grade will have Open House on Wednesday, September 26.  We will also have our RES Scholastic Book Fair both days.  The book fair will be held in the library.  It will be open from 7:15-8:10 am, 2:45-3:30 pm and 5:00-6:30 pm. Wednesday and Thursday. 
We look forward to seeing you next Thursday at our Kindergarten Open House.

Friday, September 14, 2018

School Garden and Writing

We have a school garden shared by Camel's Hump Middle School and our school.   Our class took a walk to the school garden to explore what was growing.  We found sunflowers, tomatoes, onions, lettuce and mint.  We enjoyed tasting the cherry tomatoes.  A few of us even tasted the mint.  They were quite delicious.  After we visited the garden we took our clipboards and paper to the outdoor classroom to write about the garden.  What a great day to write outside!















Makerspace

Did you know that we have a wonderful space in our school where we can explore, create, build and take apart things?  Our RES Makerspace is full of materials for us to use.  Thank you Mrs. Rankin for giving us a tour today and explaining how the Makerspace can be used.   Also, thank you for creating such a great space.   A big thank you to everyone who donated materials.  We appreciate it all.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Reading with a Partner

Our focus during reading today was on reading with a partner.  Students enjoyed sitting side-by side or "EEKK" (elbow-to elbow and knee-to-knee).  The book was placed right in the middle so both kindergartners could see it.  Then these amazing readers even practiced taking turns reading their books.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Read to Self

Kindergarten readers have been learning how to read to self.  We read the whole time.  (We are up to four minutes.)  We look at our books.  We stay in our spots.  We stay focused.  What great readers!