Friday, October 28, 2016

Little Buddies! #resvt

Today we met our preschool buddies in Mrs. Lister's class! We had a chance to read and look at pictures with them. We also started to work on our buddy book that we will get to take home at the end of the year. At the end, we had a special smore's treat! We can't wait until we meet up with them again!

Second Grade Moments

via Instagram
Thursday, October 27, 2016

Storms and Sustainability: Weeks 2 and 3 of Connecting Cultures with Hong Kong

This is a guest post from our library media specialist, Beth Redford.

As part of their "Comparing Cultures" Unit, RES second graders are connecting via the Internet with a classroom in Hong Kong. For the last two weeks we have been talking about Typhoon Haima, foods, farms, and sustainability!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Upcoming Events! #resvt

Here are some upcoming events to mark on your calendars:

  • Wednesday 10/26: Health with Nurse B
  • Friday 10/28: Picture Retakes
  • Friday 10/28: Return library books
  • Friday 10/28: Reading logs due
  • Friday 10/28: Meet our preschool buddies!
  • Monday 10/31: Harvest Celebration

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Quadrilaterals! #resvt

Second graders have been working on their geometry unit. Students have been investigating 2D and 3D shapes, sorting shapes by number of sides and vertices, and learning about attributes. Today kids learned about quadrilaterals which is a four sided figure with four right angles. Check out how students sorted their shapes into quadrilaterals and non quadrilaterals!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Keeping Rooms! #resvt

Second graders are in the midst of learning about life during Pilgrim times. We have been learning about their homes and how they were different than our homes today. Students are creating keeping room trioramas and including all the essential parts of Pilgrim living. Ask your student what they added to their keeping rooms.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

RES Second Graders are Comparing Cultures with Students in Hong Kong

This is a guest post from our school library media specialist, Beth Redford.

As part of their "Comparing Cultures" Unit, RES second graders have started connecting with a classroom in Hong Kong! They are looking forward to exchanging questions and answers about Chinese and American culture. So far they have shared class pictures and a little bit about our school and play areas. The class in Hong Kong is a Year Three class (the same age as second graders). They attend the Renaissance College school, an international school for students ages 5 to 19. Here's a link to their school website:

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Chromebooks! #resvt

We have started using our Chromebooks! Second graders went over expectations, modeled the expectations, and logged on! Students are VERY excited to be using these for reading, math, typing practice and exploring our science and social studies units. Ask your child what they chose for their login picture!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Partner Reading! #resvt

Today we worked on partner reading again during reader's workshop. Students working on scooping into bigger phrases while reading. We also learned that the partner that is not reading, should have their hand on the page so they show they are brain in. We have some wonderful readers!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Artist in Residence #resvt

Richmond Elementary School Lantern Parade
Thursday November 3rd, 2016
at 6pm
(Rain Date: Thursday November 10th)

We are EXCITED to announce that students from Richmond Elementary School will be working with talented visual artist Gowri Savoor, during a six day artist in residence in mid-October.  During this residency every K-4 student will create a paper lantern during their weekly art classes.  Students will have a chance to create something beautiful, using varied materials and will be supported by Ms. Savoor and art teacher Mrs. Kim Aucter as they create.

The lantern parade will allow us to showcase our work to families and each other and we hope you can support this great artistic opportunity for students by saving the date and attending! The parade will include a lighted walk, music and hot cocoa.
We are so thankful for our community partners who support amazing opportunities for our students!  This Artist in Residence was made possible by grants from the Vermont Arts Council and the Huntington Valley Arts.

Are you interested in helping to support the arts and this event at RES?

1. We are looking for a few recyclable items for the lantern making (drop off at school by October 14th):
Large Yogurt Containers (32 Ounces)
Shallow Plastic Containers  
Small Bubble Wrap
Yarn Scraps or rolls
Plastic Tablecloths (Perhaps a birthday party leftover?)
2.  We need to borrow:
Small Hand-Held Pruning Shears (label and we will return)

3.   We need as many adult helpers as we can get—!  If you have some time to come in and create with a class (or two) or could help us to organize materials and the parade. Parade organizers include helping set up materials, serve hot cocoa, and sharing your musical talent!  Please sign up here: