Saturday, October 24, 2020

Leaf People

 Happy weekend to you all!

We wanted to share a fun project we did this week after being inspired by a local artist, Chris Gluck's Art From Nature and then Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert.  We did this down in the Nest surrounded by beautiful fallen leaves!



Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Outdoor classroom featured on MMCTV

  RES was asked to highlight the outdoor classrooms by MMCTV, the local Richmond tv channel.  It came out really well!  Cali Rankin, a 4th grade student did a fabulous job interviewing us!

Here is the link to the video: https://archive.org/details/ResOutdoorClassOctober2020

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Week of October 5, 2020

 Hello Wonderful People!

Here is this week's sneak peek. 

 I can't wait to see you all together next week!




Monday, October 5, 2020

Busy week!

 Another wonderful week together!  We spent time preparing for our new writing workshop unit - small moments.  We brainstormed some stories that are close to our hearts!  We took our first efforts at writing a small moment while we were outside enjoying the fresh air! 

We were so very lucky to have Ms. Gia come in and teach us some American Sign Language!  We learned colors and some fall words.  I hope that Ms. Gia will be able to come in on a regular basis in the future!

We loved exploring Tumblebooks on our computers!  We also practiced what being part of a group means- staying together but also keeping our own bubble space.  What better way to practice this than to do some hula hoop dancing!!  💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃



Sunday, September 27, 2020

The week of September 21st

 We have had another great week together! 

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This week we began practicing our counting using 10's frames in math.  We were given our special nature backpacks for our outdoor learning and exploring. We found a peaceful spot in the woods called a"sit spot" and journaled about what we observed while sitting there.  We continued the conversation on how our thoughts impact others and took a pledge to promise to be kind!

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Week 2 Learning & Fun!

We had a great week together!  We continued to get to know each other and our All About Me Bags helped us do that!  Thank you for sending those in!  

This week we continued our work with social cognition around learning about being courageous to make your mark with Dot Day, kindness, and ending our week with discussing thought bubbles and how our thoughts can really impact others in a positive or negative way.  

Students also practiced Read-To-Self time in Reading Workshop this week.  I hope they have shared what this looks like with you! 🕮  Please remember to bring book bags back to school this Monday (A group) and Tuesday (B group)!

We continue to use the outdoor classrooms regularly for lessons and always end with explore time.  I have been amazed at the beautiful creativity and collaboration that I have seen at these times! 💙








First Day of School Pictures!

Here you will find the first day of school pictures.   

You can right-click and save your child's picture if you would like! 

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Leaf People

 Happy weekend to you all! We wanted to share a fun project we did this week after being inspired by a local artist, Chris Gluck's Art F...