Friday, November 19, 2021

We Had A Super Fun Day Together Before Vacation!

We loved meeting Judy Dow, an Abenaki educator, today! We enjoyed learning about sweetgrass & basket making.





We also loved getting to watch a movie today for our RES PBIS celebration!






Tuesday, November 9, 2021

We Loved "Meeting" Amanda Gorman & Loren Long!

 We felt inpsired by Amanda's work and loved hearing Loren Long share his process as an artist as we prepared to illustrate our realistic fiction narratives!

Learn more about Amanda Gorman: Amanda Gorman-Using Her Special Gifts To Transform The World!






Friday, October 29, 2021

Starting Our Day With Exercise & Taking Movement Breaks

Why move? As John Ratey discovered, movement brings us joy, gets our blood flowing, strengthens our bodies and brains, and makes us ready and able to learn!  We start our day with movement & take time to move throughout the day.  

In addition to having seating options that allow us to move even as we sit, Alli Bologna, from Hemmett Health, designed exercise routines to get our heart rates up while also working on balance, two things that strengthen our bodies & brains.  Here are some photos of friends starting their day with an Alli Workout!








 

Taking Time For Creative Writing

Today we worked on letting our ideas flow through a creative writing activity.  Students got into groups of three.  Each student wrote a beginning, then passed their story to a friend who wrote the middle, and then passed the story to the final person who wrote the ending.  It was so fun to see how our story ideas evolved and changed from how we first envisioned them.  We also learned, that if you don't follow the given arc of the story, your story won't make sense.  We have been working hard to finish our realistic fiction narratives.  It was nice to take a break from that hard work & just let our ideas flow, have some fun, and really connect as writers!