Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Our Hopes And Dreams @resvt #HopesAndDreams #Community

Students thought about their hopes and dreams for the year.

Scholars chose the hopes and dreams they wanted to focus on and share with each other.

Students made designs and shared ideas on how to best present our hopes and dreams to the world.

Then we started making our hopes and dreams become a beautiful reality!

This year we will work hard and support each other so that all of our hopes and dreams can become an exciting reality!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

We Like To Move Our Bodies! @resvt @BenWhiteEdu @jratey #Spark

Whether it's starting the day by getting our bodies moving...
(Sometimes even our middle school friends join in the fun!)  

having a dance party with our amazing principal at the end of snack...

or getting outside to take in the sun's rays, we like to get our bodies moving and our brains ready for new learning!

Link to slideshow: https://sharalike.com/s/qNB8

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Why Use Social Media In Education? @resvt @MichaelBerryEDU @bethredford @teachvt

Mr. Berry asked Aimee Randall from Jericho Elementary, Mrs. Redford, and me to talk about why we use social media as educators.  It's a fun, insightful video--check it out!

Link to Mr. Berry's post about the video: https://michaelberryedu.wordpress.com/2017/09/13/thank-you-bethredford-kblefrancois-and-teachvt-for-sharing-your-why-of-social-media-vted/

Learning To Trust One Another @resvt #BuildingCommunity

Trust is a powerful thing...

Link to video: https://animoto.com/play/UuwnZdhmO3M3bGCDVKev3A

Today we got friendship bracelets to symbolize the trust we feel toward one another and the support we promise to give each other!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

There Is Nothing Better... #Music @resvt

Then getting serenaded when you eat your snack!

Words To Live By @kwamealexander #ThePlaybook @amyjccuddy #PowerPose @resvt

We started the year reading from Kwame Alexander's The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life.  We took time to mark the parts that spoke to us, discuss each message he shares, and write down the words and rules that we want to live by.
We made connections between Kwame's rules and Amy Cuddy's "Power Poses".  Students felt so inspired and powerful, they began writing their own rules to live by and ways of being.  We then took the words we felt were most important to remember, and surround ourselves with them.
We are ready for anything!  It's going to be a great year!  

Link to Slideshow: https://sharalike.com/s/qNqC

Friday, September 8, 2017

Playing With Alliteration... #Poetry @resvt #write

As we free our minds and take in the world around us!

Link to slideshow: https://sharalike.com/s/qM3M
(The slideshow slows down as the song comes to an end.  It will speed back up and continue to play when we come inside to share our amazing work!  It's worth the wait to see these proud authors!)