Monday, May 20, 2019

Last Wednesday we spent some time outside reading a great book about sound and then taking some time to create our own sounds with our own musical instrument creations!  We used different pieces of wood that could create a different pitch, as well as multiple sizes of rubber bands that could change the volume and pitch of our "guitars and harps."  Some of us even made a song to go with our instruments from heavy metal to sweet songs! 😊

Please watch and enjoy our journey with creating the RES Kindness Rock Garden!!

Monday, May 6, 2019


You are Cordially Invited to….
A Celebration of the Arts
RES students: Grades 2 through 4
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Art Show Begins at 5:00 pm
*Family Barbecue Begins at 5:30
Concert Begins at 6:00 pm
(Please note: students should gather for the concert by 5:50)
Art Show: Inside Richmond Elementary School
Concert: On the Field between RES and CHMS
CONCERT RAIN LOCATION: Camel’s Hump Middle School Gym
*Please plan to bring a blanket or chair to sit on during the concert. Feel free to bring a picnic dinner as well.*
The art show will feature a variety of work by all students. This will include an amazing array of weaving, clay, and even shoes!

Our grades 2-4 concert this year is based on the theme of circus animals featuring songs from “The Greatest Showman” and including singing, and instrumental play.

*Family Barbecue, prepared by Chef James
Cost: Donation

Menu: hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, coleslaw, chips, and brownies

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

This week when we were out on Woodsy W.  we talked about the upcoming Earth Day! I introduced "sit spots."  Sit spots are peaceful spots that you can sit and notice your surroundings, sometimes just sitting, sometimes journaling, etc.  Most students settled down with ease in their self-chosen spots and wrote down beautiful little poems about nature!  

Monday, April 22, 2019

What happened this past week?

Happy vacation to all!!

I thought I would show the highlights of last week!  We dove into more Opinion writing - took an art walk where we explored three famous pieces of art!  We decided which one we liked the best and wrote about it.  We talked about how when we give our opinion we have to give reasons why we like it!  We also spent some time collaborating on a door mural.  We had to communicate with each other about how we would design it and what we thought were important ways how we can help the Earth! It came out so awesome! On Friday we ended with choice time OUTSIDE! It was beautiful weather!!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Today we watched a webinar put on by Microsoft and Jane Goodall.  Jane Goodall is an amazing, inspirational environmental/chimpanzee activist (if you don't know her)!  Her story is so inspiring because she had a dream as a young child to learn and help animals, later went off to Africa to observe chimpanzees!  She discovered many fascinating facts about chimps.
Many of us were saying we would love to do something like this when we get older! Her message is powerful - getting proactive to help our environment balance humans and animals living upon it!

Monday, April 8, 2019

On Wednesday we had a taste of syrup & donuts out in the woods.  We talked about what the Maple trees of our VT forests are up to right now.  The next day Sophia's family brought in some delicious syrup which was a bit lighter than our first taste test.  It was neat to try sweet syrup from two different sugar makers!

Then later on Friday, we had a day of celebrating with our Dr. Seuss party and then celebrating expected behavior with a class lunch date! It was such a fun-filled day!

Last Wednesday we spent some time outside reading a great book about sound and then taking some time to create our own sounds with our own m...