Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Interactive Read Alouds at LivBits!

Check this out!  This is a resource that is full of amazing authors and interactive read alouds!

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Fun Activities

Below is a list of engaging activities that are fun but also filled with skills your child could benefit from practicing! Enjoy!

1.Create a fairy or gnome house out of sticks outside.  Then write a fictional story about who lives there! Remember your punctuation!! :)
2. Take a walk to search for signs of Spring! (Notice changes in trees - buds, pussy willows,etc. Document in your journal.
3. Create a sit spot somewhere in your yard. Use it for observing nature, sounds, journal what you see or wonder about.
4. Take a walk and look for signs of different seasons fall, winter, spring.
5. Write a How  It could be on how to make maple syrup, planting a garden, building a fairy house, building a bird feeder, surviving boredom :) etc.  
6. Make a leaf creature - give them a name and a story.  Draw this story using no words!
7. Make a 10’s frame out of sticks from the outdoors or popsicle sticks.  Find items to go inside. Make some equations!
  Ex. 8+2=10  
8. Challenge yourself with 2 frames.  Make equations that equal 20!
9.  Design a fraction flag out of paper or things from nature. Remember a fraction has equal parts!  Give your country a silly name!
Ex. This is separated into 3rds! The red part would be ⅓.
10.  Make 1 or 2 lines of numbers outside on a paved surface up to 20 with chalk.  Have someone ask you equations. If you make 2 lines you can race someone to the number! Or make out of paper/tape to play inside!

Virtual field trips

This is entertaining:  Actors reading children’s books!

Friday, March 13, 2020

RES Library ONline Resources
Updated March 2020

RES Library Online Resources
Research Resources Tab & eBooks, Audiobooks & More Tab

PebbleGo & PebbleGo Next
Login = richmondes
Password = school

Login = richmondes
Password = richmondes

No login and password from 
the link on the library page

World Book Online
Login = cesuk12
Password = cougars


Login = (Google login)
Passwords = 
3rd & 4th grade= their Chromebook password
2= res12345
K-1= mmuusd12

Vermont Online Library (Gale Databases)
No log in if in Vermont (it will ask for your location).
If you are out of state the password is maplesyrup

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Highlights of Our Week Dec. 6-13

What a busy week we had!  From learning our Partners to 10 Facts, finishing up our visit in Germany and "flying" to India, learning about dental health with Nurse Hadley to creating maps in our outdoor learning space!  So much fun and learning!!

Forest Time Thursday's challenge was to create a map showing how to get from our school out to our outdoor classroom.

Learning about dental health with Nurse Hadley.

Learned about Partners to 10 Facts

Learned about feelings and how to "read" how someone else might be feeling based on their facial expression and body language with Ms. Spaulding.

Read "Me On the Map" and "Follow that Map", learned about the many communities that we belong to and created some maps.

Mapped where we are in our "Holiday Travels", learned about St. Nikolaus Day (candy in shoes!!) in Germany, and "flew" to India for our next adventure.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Holidays Around the World

First graders grabbed their suitcases and passports and took their first "flight" to Germany to learn about some celebrations and traditions in their culture during this time of year. 

Monday, December 2, 2019

It Looked Like Spilt Milk!

First graders started a new (Opinion) writing unit today by doing some string painting!! We read "It Looked Like Spilt Milk" and discussed what the word "opinion" means.  We can't wait to write our opinions about what our abstract art looks like!