Elmore Family Update – December 5, 2022

Dear Elmore Families, This serves as an update for the past two weeks as the week before Thanksgiving was only two days.   Our first trimester is in the books and we are officially one third of the way through the school year! Friday we had a half day so teachers could enter grades for our first mastery report of the school year.  As I …

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Elmore Family Update – November 11, 2022

Elmore Families, We had another busy, short week at the Elmore School.  This week we began our PBIS reward system.  Students have been collecting tickets all week.  Due to our short week, we will be cashing in and depositing tickets on Monday.  Tuesday was election day and we had Farm to school!  And, Thursday we enjoyed another beautiful morning at ECO! On Tuesday we …

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Elmore Family Update – November 7, 2022

Elmore families, As I sit here at the end of our 10th week of the school year I am reflecting on some of the amazing opportunities these students have.  This week we participated in a special Farm to School opportunity sponsored by the Vermont Garden Network.   Garden and Nutrition Manager, Cedar Schiewetz along with their mobile classroom van came on Tuesday for a lesson …

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Elmore Family Update – October 31, 2022

Dear Elmore families, We have just completed our 9th week, and the second month of the school year!  One student said to me today, “Why does it feel like time goes by so fast?”.  It is so true!  While some days feel like they will never end, the weeks and months do seem to race by! I told him to wait until he is …

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Elmore Family Update – October 17, 2022

Elmore families, We had another incredibly busy week packed into four days!  Monday students had the day off and parent teacher conferences were held throughout the day.  It was wonderful to meet with families and share some information about how their students are doing so far this year!  Thank you for taking the time to join me for these important conversations. During the week …

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Elmore Family Update – October 10, 2022

 Dear Elmore families, It’s hard to believe I am already writing about our sixth week of school!  We packed in a lot to our four day week, with visitors from Peoples Academy on Tuesday, and our first ECO on Thursday followed by our annual landscape painting of Elmore Mountain.   I am still working through reading assessments.  Ms. Bourne and Mrs. Gresham came last Friday …

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Elmore Family Update – October 3, 2022

Dear Elmore Families, This will be a brief update, for as you know, I was home sick most of the week.  Work continued through the week despite my absence.  We were very fortunate to have a couple very qualified guest teachers along with Mrs. Bellavance to keep things going through the week! My predecessor, Annamary Anderson, spent three days in the school this week, …

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Elmore Family Update – September 26, 2022

Dear Elmore families, We began last week with some collaborative work as students had to work with a small group to plan, create, and present posters about our school rules.  These will hang in our classroom throughout the year to remind us of classroom expectations.  Thank you to everyone who came out for our Open House on Thursday evening!  It was so wonderful to …

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Elmore Family Update – September 19, 2022

Dear Elmore Families, It’s hard to believe I am already writing about our third week of school.  This was our first full week of the school year, and we filled it up pretty nicely!  We started the week with some fun team building activities.  Above students are participating on the Caterpillar Race.  We also played a fun name game.  Activities like this are not …

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Elmore Family Update – September 12, 2022

Dear Elmore Families, Week two is complete and the children are beginning to get into the routines of the day, as we are still setting the stage for the school year and developing a classroom community of learners.  This week we developed our school / classroom rules together after identifying good choices and poor choices.  We were able to classify them into 3 main …

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