Compliance with the law. Here you see Denise, our bus coordinator, sharing her expertise and expectations of students when they are riding a school bus. Children shared what they know about bus safety and why there are such rules for being safe on the bus. Also, they participated in an evacuation of the bus. We now have expert Kinder bus riders!
How can you tell? What was the author's purpose for writing that book? Are there story elements or text features? What is your purpose for reading that book?
Kinders are digging in deep to cycles: animal life cycles, weather cycles, plant life cycles. Here is the experiment of planting seeds from a rotting pumpkin. Question: Will the seeds grow? Will they follow the cycle? Why are we planting inside at this time of year?
We are very thankful for our Kinder families for sharing stories, pictures, and memories with us during our Global Citizenship units "Families" and "Family Stories".
Supporting questions: What does my family look like? What do families do? What special things do families do together? Do all families have stories? What artifacts could someone use to tell a family story? How do families change over time?
Using a turkey baster to blow a feather to your partner. Laughs and giggles filled our classroom! Children are bringing home a feather to play this game with families. If you don't have a turkey baster- just blow the feather to your partner.
Today, the Danville School gathered to honor those who have served in the Armed Forces. The Veterans Day assembly was informative and a grand showing of thankfulness to all men and women who have chosen to protect our rights and the land we love.
Ava, Zoe, and Avery sang the Star Spangled Banner. Our guest speakers were Kevin Biggie and Carolyn Haggett, both current members of the Vermont National Guard and former active duty service members.
After a unit on weather and learning the Earth's axis and position to the sun this time of year, we ended up with a gorgeous day to be outside without our jackets. Last one of the season? We will have to see.
We are VERY fortunate to be a partner school with the Montshire Museum in Norwich Vermont. The Montshire Museum offers professional development to teachers, science kits for classrooms to borrow, and field trips all for FREE. Mrs. Remick just had an e-meeting with the Montshire staff last week, and our classroom has used 2 science kits: weather, insects.
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