Each year, the State of Vermont since 1957, Vermont students in grades four through eight have selected their favorite book from a list of 30 nominees. Student who have read at least five of these books are able to participate in the voting as well as see a local "game show" about the books. Some students, who have read at least 8 books, are invited to participate in the game show.
This year we had three students read all 30 books! Congrats to Brooke Bertrand, Jordan Bertrand and Isabell Stevens (our game show contestant from Sudbury).
We are currently purchasing next year's book list and students can get a jump start on them for next year.
SCS students made a short trip over the The Compass Arts Center in Brandon the other day to participate in a collaborative art project with six other schools in RNESU. The kids used Sumi Ink to create a several thousand square foot mural on the walls of the main gallery space. Read more about it here and check out the story on WCAX.
On March 30th, the 4/5/6th grade class will be performing William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury.
Over the last few months, the class been working with our Town Hall Theater friends, Lindsay and Craig to draw out and develop their theatrical skills. They have learned how to interpret Shakespeare's writing and even learn some sword fighting.
February was a bizarre month to say the least. Snow days, illness and winter break have really broken things up a bit. Nevertheless, there is still some awesome learning going on at SCS. The K-4 is still spending their Tuesdays in their outdoor classroom and the 4/5/6 retraced their outdoor, Thoreau-like writing inspirations last week. Mr. F's class is also currently prepping for their Shakespeare performance in late March.
The Students in Miss Nolan's Room have been busily carving out and exploring the new SCS Eco Classroom. Mrs. Desabrais' Investigators have joined them on several occasions and this past week, the younger students introduced the awesome new outdoor classroom to Mr. Francescutti's team of scholars. It adds a new element to our curriculum and gives the students a cool new place to learn and discover. Check it out!
Posted Oct 21, 2016, 12:43 PM by Tony Francescutti