Sunday, March 15, 2020

More resources that are FREE!

With online learning getting ready to start, I wanted to add a few more resources for our kids.  Students have played many of the games on ABCYA.  They love Guess the Number!  In addition we are learning about Dr. Seuss right now!  Seussville has lots of games, stories and printables.  I will keep  you posted with how to access more learning tools and ways to connect with our class!


Friday, March 13, 2020

Put Your Hands Up For Some Cool Online Resources !



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

PebbleGo & PebbleGo Next
Login = richmondes
Password = school

CultureGrams
Login = richmondes
Password = richmondes

TumbleBooks
No login and password from 
the link on the library page

World Book Online
Login = cesuk12
Password = cougars

Overdrive

Login = (Google login) firstname.lastname@mmuusd.org
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

Friday, January 24, 2020

Snow Motion! Our First Cochran's Ski Day

Today our First Graders had our first Snow Motion visit to Cochrans!  What a perfect day to get started.  Students worked hard to get suited up quickly at school and that gave us lots of time on the slopes!  Everyone had a fantastic time!







Friday, October 18, 2019

Exploring Pumpkin Farms

Over the past 10 days our First Graders have been learning all about pumpkin farms.  We started with a trip to Whitcomb's Land of Pumpkins.  We saw first hand how much work goes into pumpkin farming and how the farmers sell their products to earn money.  We finished our trip with a walk through the corn maze and each student getting to select a pumpkin to bring home. 

We continued to learn about pumpkin farms and products made from pumpkins this week.  We saw giant pumpkins and smaller pumpkins used for Jack O' Lanterns.  We also cut up a pie pumpkin and roasted the seeds.  We wrapped up our pumpkin study by making crockpot pumpkin pie.  Each student got to add an ingredient for our pie.  It was delicious. 














Saturday, September 28, 2019

Farms Make Vermont- Apple Farming

Every other Friday our class is going to dig deep into a science or social studies topic.  Today we looked at the economic cycle of apple farms. We examined how farmers buy what they need, produce a product and sell that product to the consumer.  We learned how farmers plant and maintain their trees, pick their fruit and process apples into products we love.  We decided to try our hand at making applesauce.  Each learner had the chance to peel, core and break up an apple for our homemade applesauce.  We also had a chance to do an apple taste test.  What a fantastic Friday. 












Thursday, September 19, 2019

A Tree Can Be...

For our 2nd Through the Woods Thursday, we ventured out to the outdoor classroom to study trees.  Students listened to the story A Tree Can Be...
 
Then we had the chance to explore and observe what we notice about the trees in our outdoor classroom.  Learners then made their first journal entry into their science observation notebook.  We love being outside!










Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Through the Woods Thursday

We enjoyed our first outdoor learning day of the year!  We trekked to the outdoor classroom and did quite a bit of exploring.  We collected items from nature to use for our self portraits.  Our learners were so respectful of the environment.  We looked for beauty in ourselves and in nature as we created self portraits with the items we found.