Global Studies happenings We recently finished writing comic strips about Vermont state government and it’s history. This was classified as narrative non-fiction writing. There is a story… Read more “Comic Strips”
SHARE DAY Our first official share day will be January 2. Students may bring something to share with the class on Monday.
Goal = 360 lbs Collected = 420 lbs!! The Vermont Day School second annual food drive was a huge success!! The 2/3’s brainstormed how to acquire food… Read more “FOOOOOOOD DRIVE!!”
Many Thanks Thank you kindly for the very thoughtful gift of VTDS fleeces. I can not wait to wear mine! I know it will get much use.… Read more “Many Thanks”
The 2/3 class got an introduction to stop motion animation this week- they explored the basic techniques and features by designing their own story board and then… Read more “Stop Motion Animation!”
Last week the 2/3 class took a trip to the Perkins Geology Museum at UVM. We explored the collection of rocks and fossils and figured out how… Read more “Perkins Museum Field Trip”
We’ve been extremely busy in art class. Enjoy these photos of the artists hard at work! Brochure Artwork for Global Studies Art Self-Assessment & Reflection Monochromatic… Read more “Art Update!”
This week in STEM the 2/3 class participated in Hour of Code, a world-wide event held for Computer Science Education Week. The students explored how computer code… Read more “Hour of Code and Physical Maps”
A quick note about what we have been doing………
Visualization – We have been working on visualization as a tool to help us better comprehend and connect with our reading. We have practiced this with wordless picture books (writing the story), reading a detailed excerpt from a book and drawing the picture in our mind, choosing a sentence or phrase from our reading that contributed to painting the picture in our mind, making comparisons in informational texts ex. the t-rex’ tooth was as large as a banana.
Word Work- We have been working hard this week on making and understating possessives and making words past tense. We explored the difference between plural vs. possessive and later in the week moved to adding ed to the end of words and investigating the three sounds this ending makes.
Writing – As we finished letter writing we have moved in to informational writing.
Red Team – We are well into multiplication and this week the idea of division was introduced as a strategy to help solve multiplication problems with missing factors. We have mastered our 0’s, 1’s, 2’s, 5’s and are currently working on 3’s. Next we will move to 4’s.
Green Team – We have been looking at place value with base ten blocks. We have learned how to read numbers in numerals and in words up to 99,999. Our next goal will be moving on to string addition 5+6+5+3+2+10 = and double digit addition 25+32 =.
Global Studies- In global studies we are studying VT government and many of it’s moving parts. We have focused on the branches of gov, the two main purposes of the constitution, laws rights and responsibilities. We are currently writing comic strips that will show our understanding in these areas of government. This will be followed with the start of our final product for this project – a bill of rights for VDS!
Food Drive The food drive is upon us! Our school goal is 360lbs of food! After doing the math the 4/5 class presented us with information: If… Read more “Food Drive”