Donations Needed!

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: Miriam Block Coming to RES  -- March 2019
We are excited to announce that RES students will be working with Miriam Block, a textile artist and designer, during art classes. They will learn about the way textile designers use texture, color, and pattern to plan and create woven fabrics. This three week residency will be an amazing opportunity for students in pre-k - 4 grades to discover the many ways fabric is used in our lives. During this residency, students will have an opportunity to design and weave a fabric for a specific end use.
In order to support this residency we are SEEKING A FEW DONATIONS of supplies.  If you have any of these supplies, or are willing to collect them over the next few weeks, it would be REALLY appreciated!  

1.  Recycled Netted Bags (from Lemons, Limes, Clementines, Potatoes, Oranges) The best bags will have small even openings on the top (see picture to right). 2.  Yarn, plastic strips, rope, ribbon 3.  Old tablecloths or bed sheets (we wi…

National Geo Bee

The week of January 14th, fourth graders will be participating in the National Geographic School Bee.  This is a fun experience that builds community and encourages us to think about the world beyond Vermont.  The GeoBee is meant to be a fun experience that motivates us to think and learn!
If kids would like to take some time to prepare, below are links they may find helpful.  The GeoBee will ask questions about locations around the world, history, culture, & climate, while also focusing on vocabulary.  We will also do a little prep in the classroom to get kids excited and feeling ready to participate in the GeoBee!


Site for the National GeoBee:

A video to help us understand why we participate in the GeoBee:

Meet a winner of the National Geographic Bee and learn more about what geography is:

You can practice at home with fun Apps like: "Sta…

Looking for Volunteers!

Hi Everyone!
Please let me know if you can volunteer to count and organize fudge orders (a future fundraiser) on January 22nd, 23rd, or 24th.  And/or if you are available to sort fudge orders in the morning on February 8th.
Thank you!

Lost and Found

Missing a jacket? A glove? Maybe a shoe or two? Come check the LOST AND FOUND at RES. Items will be cleared out on Friday, December, 21, 2018.

Leading the All School Meeting!!!

I am SO incredibly proud of these fourth graders today! 🤗They led their first All-School Meeting by themselves and were AMAZING! They shared their talents, showed the school our kindness boomerang, sang Happy Birthday, and even lead the school in a breathing exercise. 
It took a lot of practice but they were absolutely amazing! They should be very proud of themselves. 
Take a look at these pictures! If you would like to see videos, check us out on instagram (@ms.poncelet_4thgrade) or on Twitter (@msponcelet_grd4)!

RES Used Book Sale 2018

RES Used Book Sale 2018
Dear Families,
It’s that time of year again!  RES is holding its Annual Used Book Sale!  On Thursday, December 6th, children in grades PreK-4 will have the opportunity to come to the Art Room and purchase gently used children’s books for $.25 each!
We are still welcoming donations of gently used books (children’s picture books AND chapter books).  Please check in at the front office, and then bring your boxes and bags of books directly down to Maribeth Berliner’s classroom  - Room 35.  This sale is a great opportunity to clean out your collections before the holidays, and keep your books in the hands of our community’s children!  
Money raised from this sale will be used to help support students within our RES learning community, and a portion of the money will be used to purchase some new gift books for the University of Vermont Pediatric Unit.
Thank you for your support with this project!  
Maribeth Berliner, M.Ed. Gr.4 Teacher, RES

*Any questions about the sal…


Today was an exciting day in fourth grade~ we finally got to meet our Kinderbuddies today!! Fourth graders were delighted to have the chance to head back to kindergarten for the afternoon to meet their new friends! Thank you so much to Mrs. Gilbar's class for letting us come down and make pumpkin glyphs with you! We had so much fun :)