Monday, March 11, 2019

Ready, Set, Run!

Ready, Set, Run!
We are very excited to be offering the RunVermont Ready, Set, Run program again this Spring! This program helps children learn about and practice fitness, good nutrition, citizenship and goal setting all while having fun and being safe. We will be meeting once a week after school on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 starting May 1 going through June 5.  

The program costs $35 and includes a lot! Participants receive a t-shirt, medal, finisher’s certificate and other cool prizes. There are many scholarships available for this program. Please do not hesitate to let me know if your child would benefit from a scholarship!

If your child is interested in participating please sign-up by clicking here.

Plants and Insects

On Friday we began our new (and very exciting) science unit -- Insects and Plants. This unit will take us through the entire semester! The unit focuses on life science and the structure and functions of living things. The growth and development of plants and animals, interactions of organisms with the environment on land and in water.

On Friday we planted brassica. Before planting we discussed the following questions:

 - How do you know if something is a plant?
 - Are plants living? How do you know?
 - Where do plants come from?

Students explored brassica seeds before planting them. Students learned how to properly plant a seed (we planted two seeds in each cup). Each student has their very own cup which they will use to observe the plant grow over the coming weeks. Below are photographs from planting.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Week in Review -- January 28 - February 1

Valentine's Day

We will be having a class Valentine’s Day celebration on Thursday, February 14th. Students are allowed to bring cards to exchange at this time.  Please be sure to have a card for every student. We have 19 students in our class. If you are interested in donating an item for our breakfast click here or see the link on the classroom blog. Thank you!  Click here for a class list.

World Read Aloud Day

We had a wonderful World Read Aloud Day in Room 6.  We started our day by buddying up with
Mrs. Geibel’s first grade.  Mrs. Geibel’s class came to our classroom and each student buddied up
with a first grade student and read their favorite book aloud to them.  We then went on a “field trip”
to Mrs. Geibel’s room. Students stayed with their buddy and their buddy read their favorite book
aloud to them.

In the afternoon we visited Ms. Silverberg’s first grade. Students received a buddy and read with
the buddy for 15 minutes.  After the 15 minutes each student received a bookmark and decorated
the bookmark.

To end our day we Skyped with author Lori Degman.  Lori read her new book to us Just Read which will be released next month.  Students were then able to ask Lori questions.  This was an incredibly exciting experience and we learned a lot about how someone because a published author.  Thank you Lori. Photographs from our day are in the Week in Review video.