Friday, November 17, 2017

Burnham Library Visit

Today we walked to the Burnham Library to meet with Pam and Hannah, the children's librarians  We had the best time listening to stories and looking at all the great books! Here are some pictures from our adventures!

Pajama Day Celebration!

We had a fabulous Thursday in our jammies! What a fun way to celebrate our success with Champ Bands!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Harvest Celebration

We had a fun Harvest Party Celebration on Tuesday.  Here are some photos of the GREAT kids in Room 9!

Community Applesauce

We made community applesauce last Friday and it was delicious!! We all worked together to create a yummy treat!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

ECHO Science Center

We had a FABULOUS field trip to the ECHO Science Center today!  We've been talking about the many ways that Lake Champlain helps our town of Colchester so it was nice to spend some time looking at the animals and habitat around the lake. We became engineers in the "Innovation" room, we hunted for buried treasure in the old shipwreck, we touched starfish and looked at many underwater animals, and we played with sand to mimic the lakes topography. We had a blast!!  Our morning flew by! Here are some photos of our fun!

Grandfriend Day at UMS

We had a fabulous afternoon with our special friends! We read the book "Spookly the Square Pumpkin" and make a bookmark. We shared some delicious pumpkin muffins and finished our afternoon with a outside recess! Thank you to all of the special friends and family members that came to make the day wonderful! Here are some photos from our afternoon.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Potato Harvest

The second graders planted potatoes when they were in first grade and last week, we were able to harvest them and donate them to the Colchester Food Shelf! It was so much fun!! Here are some photos from our adventure!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

UMS School-Wide Reward

We did it!!!!!  The entire school successfully filled all 3 boxes with Champ Bands that all we earned by being safe, being kind, and doing our best!!  Mr. Antonicci surprised us with lunch outside on Friday! It was a gorgeous day and everyone had a blast!  Superintendent Minor even joined us!!  

Guided Bus Discovery with Mrs. McCleary

This past week, Mrs. McCleary came into Room 9 and talked about expectations for the bus.  We talked about all of the safety features that are on the bus and what they are used for. We talked about walking safely by a bus, looking at the driver and making sure it is safe to cross the street. We also talked about how to sit and behave on the bus. After a short presentation, we were able to take a 5 minute bus ride through a neighborhood just to practice the skills that we talked about. Everyone did a fabulous job and we had fun! Here are some pictures from out adventure!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Positive Behavior Intervention - PBIS

Today, we started a new behavior program at UMS. (The other 2 elementary schools in the district already use this program)  Every time that a student shows understanding of a school rule, they earn a Champ Band bracelet to put in our class collection jar.  The school rules that the students need to know are Be Safe, Be Kind,and Do Your Best.  We've had a super fun day in Room 9 learning about this new initiative and earning Champ Bands!!  Ask your child all about it!!  Here are some pictures from our day!

This balloon is to remind students that everyone in Room 9 is special!

Here are the Champ Bands ready for room 9!

I started my day with 20 Champ Bands on my wrist but I ended giving out 35 bands before lunch!!

Look at all of the Champ Bands that some kiddos have earned!!

We had to earn enough Champ Bands to reach the tape in order to earn an extra recess or free time this afternoon.  We reached out goal by lunchtime!! Way to go Room 9!!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Welcome Back!!!

I am so excited for school to start!!  As you can see, I've been super busy getting our classroom ready for an amazing year!!!  There is an Open House for all first and second Graders on Tuesday, August 29th from 8:00 - 9:00.  Come to your classroom to see old friends and meet new classmates. I can't wait to see everyone!  Enjoy the last few days of summer and I'll see you on the first day of school on Wednesday, August 30th!