Friday, October 30, 2015

From Wool and Fiber to sweater

On Thursday, 1st-grade scholars learned how wool, from sheep and rabbits, and fiber, from alpacas, is made into sweaters.  We read informational texts on all 3 animals and then took turns ordering the process from the animal to the shearing, cleaning, spinning and finally knitting. 

Super fun Friday

Today RES scholars started the day by receiving our tie-dyed shirts.We were all so exctied to wear them.  
Our morning looked a little different today because we had our first all school assembly. Scholars learned about what items can be terracyled, recycled or thrown away.  It was really great to see the WHOLE school in their new tie-dyed tshirts. We sang a few songs and then went back to our individual classes.

Later in the morning, Ms. Darling's second grade came down to read us their "small moment" stories.  We enjoyed the stories and then shared some reading time with them.  Have a wonderful weekend. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Cougar Cub Inventor's Workshop Opportunity!

Richmond Elementary School, in conjunction with Vermont State Science Fair and the Society of Women Engineers, is proud to present the:

Thursday, November 12th, 2015
5:30 – 7:30pm

Cost: 2$ per Student (to cover cost of disposable resources, scholarships available)
What is an Inventor’s Workshop?

This workshop is a family-friendly event to MAKE, create, learn, invent, craft, recycle, think, play and be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, science and technology.  Students will work with their families to create!  Activities will be facilitated by engineers and teachers, but tasks will be open-ended and creative.  Families will have an opportunity to learn together as they experience the fun of making / building / constructing / designing and more! A variety of activities will be available to challenge students from Grades K – 8.

Please contact Darcie Rankin, RES Enrichment Teacher at with questions. 

Monday, October 26, 2015

120 Hours

First-grade scholars have been reading; not just at school but also at home,  Today, we celebrated 120 hours of "at home" reading. Scholars know that the more they practice their reading, the better readers they will become.   Great work scholars.  I am super proud of all of you. 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Farming in the classroom #farmtoschool

For the next few weeks,  we will have  a special visitor coming to our class to talk about farms. Today the focus was on dairy farms.  We learned that cows and goats give milk.  The scholars have homework for the adults at home. They are to teach you about the word ruminate.  The scholars can give you much information about our special day. 

 Ms. Virginia will be back next week to teach us about vegetable farms. 

First we sang "Old McDonald"

Then a classmate got dressed up as a cow....

another as a goat.....

Ms. Virginia read us a story and then

we made 2 types of butter!