Friday, May 27, 2016

Public Announcement-Principal Search

Meet the Richmond Principal Candidates

The principal search committee is pleased to announce our two finalists to serve as the next principal of Richmond Elementary School.

Ms. Elaine Archambault’ s resume
Mr. Brian Clark’s resume

On Tuesday, May 31st Mr. Clark and Ms. Archambault will meet with parents and the community, tour the school with students, visit classrooms, meet with district administrators, Chef James, Farm to School, the maintenance director and a number of other individuals.  We invite the entire Richmond community- parents, board members, business members, community members to come to meet the two candidates and provide feedback.

Tuesday May 31, 2016

Richmond Elementary School Library

Meet and greet the principal candidates

7:00-7:30 AM Mr. Brian Clark

5:00-5:30 PM Mr. Brian Clark

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Final Mindfulness Lesson Prep

Scholars are working on sharing their learning in a final project. Last week, they decided on their topics, They worked in  small groups to make a plan.  Today, they prepared some materials and practiced their scripts.  Over the next few days, I will be recording them and I will share their creations on this blog.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Clock Building/Group Work

In math today, the scholars were divided into 4 groups. These groups were given several jobs to complete and had to work out how the tasks were to be divvied out.  The first job was to stretch out a piece of yarn to make a circle.  The second job was to count out exactly 60 cubes. The next task was to write 1-12 on index cards.  I helped the groups place out the 12, 6, 3, 9 and they had to work together to place the other numbers.  It was around this time that the groups realized we were making clocks.  The next task was a little trickier. The scholars were asked to put the cubes around the clock in groups of 5.  A great deal of learning took place as the scholars took more cubes or put cubes back in the box because they either had too many or not enough.  Remember, we had already counted out EXACTLY 60.  Tomorrow, we will continue the conversation about minutes in an hour and how counting by 5's helps us to tell time.

An added bonus to today's lesson was deciding how to work together.  I left the discussion to the small groups and I was super proud on how they negotiated turn taking and supply getting.  Of course, each first grader wanted to do each job, but they worked out the sharing of the tasks using optimistic, positive and friendly thinking.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Extra reminder for 4-Winds tomorrow

Please remember to bring boots and extra clothes tomorrow. We will be walking to a nearby stream for 4-Winds

Friday, May 6, 2016

Visit with our 2nd grade buddies

On Thursday,  we visited with our second-grade buddies.  After snack, we had a movement break and then we shared our writing.  First-graders shared an opinion piece and second-graders shared a poem.  Thanks second graders for a fun morning!

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