Wednesday, February 22, 2017

You Are Invited

Please join us for the  UES Lantern parade this Thursday, February 23rd. Come get lanterns in the classroom at 5:30. Parade starts at  UES at 6:00. We will end on the Upper playground with FREE snacks. Hope to see you there.
Check out this cool video of the 2015 parade at UES.
https://www.facebook.com/MontpelierAlive/videos/1629004723793910/

Monday, February 13, 2017

Kindness

First graders brainstormed ways to spread kindness. They came up with the idea to offer kindness cards to people who might be feeling a little "down'. These kindness cards can be found right outside our classroom. Please stop by and choose a card. they really do help lift the spirits.




Fantastic Models of Our Montpelier Community













Sunday, November 27, 2016

Community Visit- Election Day at City Hall

We spent some time learning about elections, ballots, and voting by having a mock election in our classroom. Later in the morning, we traveled into town, to  learn about the 2016 presidential election.


Jenny shows how a ballot is completed.

Mr. and Mrs. Dall show how to hand in a ballot.


The Doughnut Dude share donuts with young citizens.


Information that we know about the candidates.Note direct quotes from first graders.


 














We learned about the importance of voting, and using your voice.

Community Visit- Montpelier Police Station

In order to understand our community, we are investigating all of the community helpers. Our school police officer invited us to the police station, to learn more about the important work to keep our community safe.
Officer Knisely shows off the very heavy protective vest worn daily.



The entire class and their teacher in the "holding cell".

Where the paperwork happens.