Seeing History and How it is Made

Written by Andy Flood, 4th Grade Teacher

The fourth grade and Share Class went on a field trip together on January 16, 2018, where we visited the State House and Vermont History Museum in Montpelier. In the museum the students got to actively walk through different eras of Vermont history, and this included seeing what homes, tools, technology, and clothes Vermonters had at different periods of time.

We also got to see the State House. We were led on a tour by a very knowledgeable volunteer, and they showed us the process an idea needs to go through to pass a law. We saw the different rooms that house the Senators, House of Representatives, and the Governor. Some of us were lucky enough that we even got to see our local Senator and Representative, Chris Bray and Harvey Smith! It was simultaneously knowledgeable and a blast.


Heroes in Kindergarten

Written by Caitlin Christie, Kindergarten Teacher

This past week I introduced the concept of heroes and what that means to us. We talked about people who try to make the world a better place like Martin Luther King Jr.), and why they are such important people. The students were intrigued by MLK’s work/words and we talked at length about treating everyone with kindness and respect. To solidify this understanding we started a project to show how we are all different but that we all want and feel the same things. What a great age to teach children about diversity, making change, and unity!