Can you name this fish?
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Sue from VRI came to teach the teachers! Mrs. Anderson practiced her skills with a reading assignment and I got a chance to teach the kids a new way to summarize! The summaries came out awesome! I was really impressed by the level of complex text the kids read and then wrote about. Way to go!
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Permission slips went home today! Please return them by Friday! If you cannot find your child's permission slip I've attached a copy of the original below.
Dear 4th Grade Families, April 16, 2013
The field trip will be to Small Step Farm in Waitsfield, Vermont on Friday, May 10th.
to develop a small garden that will eventually provide (some) vegetables to our
school lunch program. To kick start this project we are taking the 4th
graders to a small vegetable farm. While there, students will be transplanting
seedlings, planting potatoes, inoculating shitake mushrooms and taking a farm
tour to learn about compost and irrigation! The goal is for the students to
observe the components of farming and the process of growing from seed to
harvest. The bus will leave the school at 8:30
and will be returning at 2:15. Students
will be coming home with a planted sunflower seed and we’ll be taking flats of
seedlings back to school to plant in the raised beds! Pack a snack, lunch,
water and clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty. Dress for the weather
and get ready to dig in the dirt! Williamstown
My child, _________________________ will have:
- Lunch from home
- Bag lunch from school- ham sandwich
- Bag lunch from school- PB&J sandwich
- Am able to chaperone the field trip to Small Step Farm
- Am not able to chaperone the field trip to Small Step Farm
Please return this form by Friday, April 19th. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call or e-mail us!
Amanda Mormile Jess
Monday, April 15, 2013
We're taking them when they come! We've officially adopted the outdoor classroom space and used the sunny afternoon to do our social studies reading on the grass. Students did a great job staying focused during partner reading and choosing successful learning spots.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Troy Kingsbury came roaring into WES again this week! Every student in the school was able to check out The Green Lantern and grab their new Race to Read form. The excitement was contagious and the race cars are already starting to make their way around the classroom walls!
Today we invited family members and WES staff into our classroom to celebrate all the learning that has happened the past two weeks. The kids just finished reading historial fiction books in reading class with Mrs. Anderson and wrote amazing historical fiction stories. Students went through the writing process of prewriting, drafting, revising, editing and worked super hard on all three drafts of their writing. The end result is something that each one of them should be very proud of! Our celebration kicked off with food from around the world. We took a museum walk through the Heritage Posters and learned a lot about where our classmates came from. So many of us have immigrant pasts, it was fun to connect with family and learn more about our heritage!