Monday, October 12, 2020
Dear RES Families,
You’ll love the NEW option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy these special online shopping features:
Visit our Book Fair Homepage and click “Shop Now” to get started:
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Monday, June 15, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Thursday, May 14, 2020
If you live on a side road you will want to come to the main road so we don’t miss you!
You can wear your R.E.S. gear or purple and yellow!
Please do not approach the cars as they drive past.
Please follow all social distancing and safety guidelines provided by the state of Vermont.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Friday, May 1, 2020
Friday, April 24, 2020
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Third and fourth graders were given an opportunity to write to nurses serving on the USNS Comfort in New York's Harbor during this pandemic to thank them for their service. Lt. Margaret Taylor is the cousin of one of our RES third graders. She says,
|Lt. Margaret Taylor with pictures & letters from 3rd & 4th Graders|
|Nurses serving on the USNS Comfort.|
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Sunday, April 19, 2020
This is a stressful time for families and children. We want to give comforting answers, yet we are looking for comfort ourselves. At a time when we all need hugs and closeness, we are asked to maintain distance.
We’ve designed this workbook to be used flexibly so you can bridge the gaps created by our changing circumstances. Share it with your child for activities and as a conversational tool. You can also encourage an older child to work with a younger sibling, or go to a calming corner and reflect independently.
We believe that your family will form bonds through these shared activities that lead to greater resilience. And we hope that the emotional resources your children develop will serve them well in this time of crisis, and in months and years ahead.
It is our deepest hope that you find strength together. Please reach out to us with questions, and let us know how you are doing.
Our very best,
Denise Daniels RN, MS
Creator of The Moodsters, child development expert
Yale Child Study Center–Scholastic Collaborative for Child & Family Resilience
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Saturday, April 11, 2020
Friday, April 10, 2020
Some of you may remember Mrs. Ankerson, she taught at RES for several years before moving to Florida with her family in 2018. Currently, she is the Arts Integration Curriculum Specialist working with teaching artists as they design lessons for their Artists-in-Residency programs in the Palm Beach County schools.
Schools in Florida have also closed, but that doesn't mean that the Arts have to stop! Check out these activities and lessons, many using simple household materials (toilet paper rolls anyone?)...Check it out!
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Friday, April 3, 2020
Friends! Fantastic news...Toon Books is providing a TON of valuable cartooning tools on their website. You can now access:
- Comics: Easy as ABC --> This one of the books we used in class when making our graphic novels in the fall.
- Professor Garfield Toon Book Reader --> Read (or listen to) a variety of fun, comic books! You can even listen in multiple languages...check it out!
- A couple of cartoon makers (there are options for one-panel & three panel)
- Crafts, puppets, and more!
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Our goal for the next two weeks is to establish learning routines and allow students to be more comfortable (and ourselves) utilizing long-distance learning. This is really important! We don't want students feeling uncomfortable using a new format and also trying to learn new skills and concepts.
Our goal will be to post this in our blog, in an email to families, and to students via Google Classroom. Every Friday moving forward, your families can expect a new template so that when ready, you can plan and schedule out your following week.
As always, Tonya and I are always here to help and support you and your families. Anything you need, just ask! We miss being in the classroom with your children. It's okay if there is a day that your child wants to just reach out to chat via video. We are here for them! You are not alone as we are all in this together!
:)Marie and Tonya
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Friday, March 27, 2020
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There are sooo many wonderful opportunities to interact and learn from children's book illustrators, graphic novelists, and authors and we wanted to share them with all of you. This is a perfect opportunity to take a "course" from one of these instructors and improve your skills -- perhaps it could be a family learning project even!
- Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems -- The author/illustrator of the Elephant & Piggie and Pigeon books invites us to join him every day at lunch for a new activity. The activities are archived for access later, too. New episodes arrive every day at 1:00 ET.
- Draw Everyday with JKK -- Author/illustrator of the "Lunch Lady" series and "Hey, Kiddo" provides daily drawing lessons on YouTube Live (archived after). These lessons will have one focus for the week which continues to build skills each day. Special guests will appear on occasion, too. New episodes everyday at 2:00 ET.
- Ed Emberley's Drawing Blog -- This is a great spot if you are just looking to learn how to draw specific items. Posts include "thumbprint" drawings, too. Check it out!
- Jarrett Lerner's Comic Activities -- A plethora of activities are available on Jarrett's site. (Jarrett is a Massachusetts author and graphic novelist -- he's been to Vermont several times for workshops & events.) Activities include blank comic book pages and "finish this comic" activities to encourage creativity. Bonus: Share your comics with him and he might even post on his social media accounts!
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
As MMUUSD navigates our move to distance learning, we want to be sure that we are meeting the needs of each of our students and their families. IF you have not already seen this survey via district email, please take just a moment to fill it out. It will help us to better meet your needs as we continue to make plans. Distance Learning Survey
One resource available to our students during this dismissal is Epic Books. Hopefully, you (parents) have received an invitation from Epic to create a home account for your child that connects to our classroom account. If not, please reach out and let us know the email address you'd like the invitation sent!
For now, students can get on and explore...read and listen to a wide variety of books and become familiar with the platform and the nuance of e-reading.
Eventually, we may "assign" collections of books for students to read that correspond to learning in our virtual class. We'll let you know when this happens.
Mrs. Ayer: dnl3223
Mrs. Girouard: evr8530
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Also, Scholastic Magazine has out some online resources if you are looking for extra activities for your children. They offer preschool through ninth grade. The activities are set up daily and after students have read an article they can complete some work in a variety of academic areas.
Scholastic Learn from Home
Monday, March 23, 2020
We know we are all trying to settle into a new routine for the next two weeks. As teachers, we are working hard to learn all the ways we can access each other, our families and students through technology. Please continue to reach out to us if you have any questions or any needs for your family. We can work with you to help find the needed resources. Together, we will get through this and be a stronger community!
The goal until April 6 is for maintenance learning for students. That means we want to make sure students are still practicing all the skills and concepts they've been taught this year, but are not being required to do "new learning." That'll start on April 6 (remotely) if we aren't back in school. Everyone now has their learning bags and Chromebooks to access Google Classroom and other sites that students are already familiar with.
Here is an idea of how to use the materials in the bag and other programs, along with a sense of how much time to devote to each:
- Cursive 10 min. a day (in bag)
- Reading 30-45 min. a day (choice books already at home)
- Word Study twice a week (in bag)
- Math 15+ min. a day either through games (in bag) or eSpark
- Check Google Classroom daily for updates from all teachers
- Other Things to Work On: Flipgrid, Edutyping, and Listen to Class Read Aloud
Friday, March 20, 2020
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
EduTyping: This can be accessed via ClassLink or the "Student" section of the RES website.
Account ID: cesuschools
Sign in with MMUUSD google account
eSpark: Math and reading lessons, games and activities that we can tailor specifically to your child. This can be accessed via Google Classroom.
Code.org: Online coding tutorials and "classes" available for free. Many are able to be completed independently. If you need a sign-in and don't remember it, check in with your teacher.
Other great websites:
Multiplication.com: Also includes games for addition and subtraction.
Friday, February 21, 2020
RES Family S.T.E.A.M. Night
- Family Garden Planning with a local horticulturist, Hattie White from Apis Garden Coaching
- Robotics with parent and STEM educator, Darcie Rankin
- Make a kinetic sculpture mobile with a local artist, Keri Hess of Wabi Sabi Art Studio
- Stop motion animation - make a short film with Librarian, Emily Wood
- Guided stargazing and telescope demo with the Vermont Astronomical Society
- Outdoor Education with Vermont Audubon
- Cardboard Engineering Challenge with the Society of Women Engineers
- Sustainable Energy & Electricity with Vermont Energy Education Program
- Coding & math games - learn about & play logic and computer programing games.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Friday, February 14, 2020
The Lost & Found is overflowing!
Please stop by and check it out to look for:
- lonely mittens/gloves (38 ones looking for their partners, 13 pairs)
- hats/neckwarmers/balaclavas (23)
- snow pants (4)
- boots/shoes (3 pairs)
- clothes (13 shirts/hoodies & 2 pairs of pants).
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
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We reviewed all of the things we learned about: how valuable trees are, how to identify them, and ways to protect them. Ask your child what was one thing new they learned in this class.
Tree Challenge: Can you and your family plant a tree in your yard or community? Learn more about how to choose a tree and where to plant it at vtcommunityforestry.org.
Saturday, February 1, 2020
RES Third Graders will be participating in Global School Play Day all day on Friday, February 7, 2020. We'll be spending our entire day engaged in "unstructured" play -- board games, card games, building, making, creating, outdoors...you name it! We won't be on technology!
Here's a quick TedX video on the decline of play:
So, on February 7th...students may bring (clearly labeled) board games, card games, dolls, blocks, trucks, cars, racetracks, empty boxes for building/creating, puzzles, blankets (for fort building!), and more! If it doesn't use technology (computers/screens/apps), and it is appropriate for school, bring it!
We'll spend the day immersed in play...we can't wait!
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Ask your child what tree species they learned and how they can tell them apart.
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Tree Challenge: Try to identity the trees in your yard or neighborhood! Use the Arbor Day Foundation’s “What Tree is That” online tool found at www.arborday.org.
Friday, January 24, 2020
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Ben, Finn & Will are back this week (Tuessday with Mrs. Girouard and Friday with Mrs. Ayer) to teach another lesson about trees. This week's focus is all about what trees need:
This week, we learned what trees need to survive! Trees need space, water, nutrients, sunlight
At home, you could try a family Tree Craft: Search for tree crafts and create some tree art for your
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Just a reminder -- ski boots & helmets should come to school; ski & poles should be dropped off at Cochran's. (It really does make it much faster for us to get off the bus and get onto the mountain!)
- Financial Literacy with Community Bank
- Author Visit with Diana Dunn
- MMUUSD Literacy Coaching with 3rd Grade Teachers
- Mystery Oreos -- What is that mystery flavor?
- Ice Skating (Thanks Mr. G!!)
- Small Moment & Graphic Novel writing celebration
- Mrs. Ayer's class leading the RES All School Meeting
- Dance Party PBIS Celebration
- Perimeter Exploration
- Pillow Polo Tournament in PE
- RES All School Holiday Sing-Along
- And so much more!!
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Will, Ben and Finn from CHMS returned yesterday to teach our students about the parts of trees. They even had the opportunity to create costumes and act out the life cycle of a tree! You can read below to see more information about the lesson taught:
Lesson 2: What makes a tree, a tree? In our lesson today we learned what sets trees apart from other plants. Trees have three main parts: woody stem, crown and roots. We also discovered the life stages of trees. Ask your child what makes a tree a tree and have him or her show you their tree costume! Tree Challenge: Do you want to know what the tree in your backyard provides? Check out the tree benefits calculator to see the economic and ecological benefits of your tree. Visit www.treebenefits.com/calculator/ to learn more!
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
|Finn, Ben & Will|
Today we had our first lesson in the TRY for the Environment—Forests and Trees Program.
TRY stands for Teens Reaching Youth and it is an environmental leadership program
where teens teach younger youth about environmental responsibility. There are 6 lessons
in this program and each one will help your child become a better environmental
steward for our forest and trees.
Lesson 1: Why are trees important?
This first lesson focused on how we value forests and trees for their aesthetic, cultural, ecological, economic, educational and recreational benefits.
Fact: Trees improve air quality, mitigate stormwater, provide shade and enhance aesthetic beauty, provide wildlife habitat, and increase property value. Visit www.vtcommunityforestry.org to learn more about tree benefits.
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Friday, December 6, 2019
Friday, November 22, 2019
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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Let's CELEBRATE our third grade writers!
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Boxes should be returned to RES by Friday, November 8.