Sunday, December 14, 2014

Five Senses Festival

Our kindergarten classes are having a Five Senses Festival on Friday, 
December 19.  We are still in need of a few food donations for our Taste Cafe. 
Please sign up on the link below if you can send in an item for our Festival.  
Thank you.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

LIbrary Classes

This is a guest post from our teacher librarian, Beth Redford.

Author-Illustrator Mini Grey

Kindergartners are learning more about authors and illustrators in their library classes. This week we began sharing books written and illustrated by Mini Grey. Our first book was Ginger Bear, which reminded the scholars of their own gingerbread hunt!

After we share books by Mini Grey, we will start reading books by Margie Palantini. Mrs Palatini is an author but not an illustrator, so we will have a chance to learn about the many different artists who have illustrated her books.

Author Margie Palatini

all images from

Monday, November 24, 2014

Recess and the First Snow

On Friday, November 14, 2014

The Kindergartners were excited to play together in the snow. They had so much fun!  What a great kick off for our next unit: The Five Senses.

Ms. Agner, Mrs. Gilbar, and Mrs. Mumford observed children planning, collaborating, talking, creating, designing, compromising, and building snow-people. We are delighted the kindergarten scholars can experience the natural wonders around them.

Click here:  Snow at Recess

Friday, November 21, 2014

Movie and Popcorn Day

Our three kindergarten classes met together for Movie and Popcorn Day. Students received tickets from the teachers which they exchanged for a bag of fresh popped popcorn. They entered the movie theater and enjoyed two featured movies - Curious George at Music Concert and Curious George Gets Ready for Winter. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Snowboarding at ECHO

Kindergarten classes went to ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center in Burlington on Wednesday, November 5. Smuggler's Notch and Burton Snowboards sponsored this snowboarding event.  Mr. Godfrey, our amazing Physical Education teacher, arranged this wonderful opportunity for our scholars.  In addition, Mr. Godfrey will continue to teach our kindergarten students snowboarding during physical education classes. Students will use the same type of equipment that we used at ECHO to practice snowboarding in the gym.  In the winter we will snowboard outside.  Thank you to all our parent volunteers.  We appreciate your help. Thank you Mr. Godfrey for a great learning experience.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Friday, October 31

Dear Families,
This week we will read some pumpkin and Halloween stories in our classrooms and/or participate in some other fall and harvest activities. We will not be having Halloween parties in our classrooms.  Please do not send children to school in a costume.   Also, please do not send any extra candy, cookies or other treats.  
Thank you.    
The Kindergarten Teachers

Kindergarten Pot Luck

Kindergarten families are invited to a pot luck dinner on 
November 11 from 5:30-6:30pm.
It will be held in the RES cafeteria.  This is a chance for 
kindergarten families to get together.
You can use the link below to sign up to bring a dish to share.
We hope you are able to attend.

RES Kindergarten Pot Luck

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Volunteers Needed for Kindergarten Library Classes

The RES library is looking for volunteers during kindergarten library classes. Library volunteers help our scholars find books and other materials, read aloud with scholars, and check books in and out. Volunteers also set up book displays, reshelve materials, and process many of our new books. Please contact librarian Beth Redford at or 434-2461 if you are interested. Thank you very much!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Library Classes

A guest post from our teacher librarian, Beth Redford.

Kindergartners begin their class visits to the RES Library by exploring each section of the library in turn. Each week we visit a different section:

  • Picture Books (E for Everybody)
  • Early Reader (Pink Dot Books)
  • Nonfiction
  • Comic Books
  • Magazines
  • Biographies
  • Poetry
  • Spanish Books

Each week kindergartners will be bringing home one picture book to share with their families, and one "interest book" which could be from any of the sections listed above. Don't be surprised if your child brings home a big, thick book about ancient Egypt...or crystals...or a whole Shel Silverstein poetry collection to share! I encourage you to read your kindergartner's books out loud with him or her; reading aloud to children helps build their vocabularies and models for them that reading is an important part of their lives. If you ever have any questions about your kindergartner's library books or library classes, please let me know at or 434-2461, or stop by any time you are in the building.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

First day of School

Mrs. Gilbar's Kindergarten Class 2014-15

 Ms. Agner's Kindergarten Class 2014-15
Mrs. Mumford's Kindergarten Class 2014-15