Friday, February 21, 2014

A Great Week for Reading

RES scholars spent the week reading and reading! They read and shared joke books and nonfiction, informational websites, Spanish books and more.

Have a wonderful February break, and don't forget to read! - Mrs. Redford

Friday, February 7, 2014

Cold Days, Warm Smiles

It was a snowy, cold week outside...inside, RES scholars of all ages were enjoying books together. Third graders read to kindergarteners, second grade friends shared comic books and books about lions, third graders shared their favorite Shel Silverstein poems, and first graders were so excited about the next "Amulet" comic book they wanted to show everyone the good news.

Have a wonderful weekend! - Mrs. Redford

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Digital Learning Day #DLDay #vted #resvt #cesuvt

This morning fourth graders in Mrs. Rankin and Mrs. Redford's Enrichment Library Class participated in Digital Learning Day 2014 (DLD). DLD is "a nationwide celebration of innovative teachers and common-sense, effective applications of digital learning in America’s schools that support teachers, improve learning, and provide options for students to achieve at their highest potential." (from the official DLD website).

Our scholars spent their morning researching, taking notes, and creating citations for their independent "Capstone" projects. As they did this, they were practicing their skills in:
  • digital search strategies
  • creating digital sources (one scholar interviewed a local doctor for her project on diseases)
  • evaluating online sources (digital literacy)
  • citing sources (digital citizenship)

We recorded a few moments from the day in the video below. We hope you enjoy this look into our classroom on Digital Learning Day!  - Mrs. Rankin, RES Enrichment Teacher and Mrs. Redford, RES Librarian

Information on Digital Learning Day activities in Vermont and across the country can be found on the DLD Day 2014 Event Map.