Thursday, March 23, 2017

4 Winds and Commenting in @Seesaw

Many thanks to Beth Bahrenburg, Christine White, and Johanna Prince for leading a 4 Winds session about the different ways animals staying warm during the winter!

The kids had their much anticipated concert rehearsal today and began commenting on each other's Seesaw entries (small moment woods writing). This is yet another example of digital citizenship, which honestly is becoming a matter of general citizenship in modern culture. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wednesday in the Woods! Reflective Journals in @Seesaw

A shortened visit due to the wind and cold, but worthwhile all the same!

More photos here, also check SeeSaw for each child's reflective journal entry (in a small moment format).

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Flynn Center for Elephant and Piggie!

Many thanks to the generous families and the Smith PTO for supporting our trip to the Flynn today (and to Mrs. Slack for organizing all the details)!  Here are a few photos pre-performance!

Monday, March 20, 2017

First Day of Book Shopping and Happy Spring(ish)!

New additions to everyone's book bags (selected by each child) provided the boost for a longer Reading Workshop today. Kids will be shopping once a week to allow time for practice and a fresh selection of books. More photos here.

Also, spring is here, a least for today:

Thursday, March 16, 2017

@BookCreatorApp for Snow Day Small Moments

A small group began using Book Creator to make digital books about snow day adventures from the past two days, while the rest wrote with conventional paper. Everyone will have the opportunity to learn the new app and use it to create and share their work over the next few days and months. Check Seesaw journals for some examples, as well as those below and in today's photos!

We also watched this video to compare the depth of snow here at school and the massive amount in Murodo Tateyama, Toyama, Japan:

Monday, March 13, 2017

A Sappy Morning Message

This is filled with sight and CVC words, all of which are in today's Fundations curriculum work. Kids identified, circled and traced the words on the board, which were left behind as an artifact of their work when the projector was turned off.

More photos, including Kelso's Choices from Guidance here.  The kids were also treated to a special performance by the percussion section of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra!

Friday, March 10, 2017


Happy Friday!  A few images and videos from today are here! Plus this sweet little stop motion video from a book shop was part of Open Mike: