Tuesday, July 10, 2018

How is your summer going?

Hello,

How is your summer going?  It was so great to walk down the hall in the school today and see so many kids excited to check out books from the library after the "Read with Me" time that Mrs. Shannon held today.

So far this summer, I have seen Veazie students reading with younger kids, practicing their coding skills at Coding Boot Camp in June, and harvesting some of the wonderful vegetables that were planted by Mrs. Kimball's class and the Spring Friday FLEX group.

IXL minutes are stacking up. Great job and keep going!

Remember to log in to the Scholastic Reading Challenge and record those minutes as well.

Have fun, go places, and...enjoy your vacation!!

:)

Mrs. Frazier

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

It's just about time..... Are you ready for summer?

June 5, 2018

As I get ready to go off to summer vacation, it has warmed my heart to hear students and parents asking "Are you going to plan some summer stuff?"

Yes!

This year, we are focusing on kids being able to learn wherever and whenever they can.  We really hope that they will pick up a book, have fun playing and exploring outside, keep a journal of all their adventures, and...on those times that they are able, get in some IXL practice.


Everyone's IXL usernames and passwords will stay active.  I will post activities here that we are doing as a group this summer and EVERYONE is welcome.  I love to see all of your faces over the summer.

Mrs. Shannon is running 8 days of activities in the Library this summer.  Coding Camp will be happening this summer!  Sign up sheets are available in the office.

Keep checking back for more information about our summer plans.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Come to the Open House and...See you next summer!!!

September 13, 2017


Thank you all so much for a great summer!
Look for posts about VSLE 2018 later this spring!
Have a great school year everyone.

 "Small school, BIG 💗"

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

It's like Christmas, it is so exciting!!

We are starting a new school year tomorrow.

Time to celebrate all of the great work you all did over the summer.

Bring in those Reading Logs!! 

Mrs. Frazier will be making a list of all of the Reading Minutes, IXL minutes, and Prodigy minutes you have done over the summer.



Side Note:
Some of our 3D prints didn't come out as planned.  Mrs. Frazier is going to work with Ms. Spinney to fix them so that everyone who came to Veazie Summer Learning has at least one 3D print of their own to show off!!

This summer was so fun!  Thank you all very much!!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Summer Reading and Writing

Hello everyone!!

It is a beautiful day.  We are working through our last week of Summer Learning in the Greenhouse.

Today, it seems like it would be a great day to sit under a tree and read a book.  Keep up the reading!  I look forward to seeing all of the minutes on the reading logs at the end of the summer.

After you read, you may want to write as well.

Here is this week's writing prompt. 

(This writing prompt was first published on www.writersdigest.com)

Three Items to Escape and Save the President

You're a secret service agent and you've been kidnapped and are trapped in a basement. You have only three items and must use those three items to escape and save the President of the United States. Go!


I look forward to reading all of your wonderful stories.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The greenhouse is up and running

Hello everyone!!

I am back from vacation and happy to be at a computer again so that I can be in touch with all of you!!

Reading

I hope you are all still doing your reading every day.  I love hearing from parents and students about the books you are all reading.

Writing

Journal entry #2 Exact Instructions Challenge
This week, Mrs. Frazier and the VSLE students are taking on the "Exact Instructions Challenge". Each student will write the instructions for building a banana split. Mrs. Frazier will then make a video using the EXACT INSTRUCTIONS given for making the banana split and share it here for everyone to see.

Mrs. Frazier will have access to the following supplies:

vanilla ice cream
chocolate ice cream
spoons
ice cream scoop
spray whipped cream
chopped walnuts
a jar of cherries
chocolate sauce
bananas

Journal #3
You have written instructions for the banana split challenges.....Videos are coming soon, I promise! :)

Now, let's try something new. Write a "day in the life of" story using personification. This is when you give the characteristics of a person to something/someone who is not a person. For example, when you say the trees waved hello to them as they entered the forest. The trees moved but, did they didn't actually wave. 

Your story should have a beginning-middle-end format. Length of the story depends upon you. No shorter than one paragraph, no longer than three pages.

Have fun with it!!


Greenhouse Wednesdays in July!!
Morning Time: 10:00-11:30
Afternoon Time: 12:30-2:00

We have begun our greenhouse adventure.  The first vegetables and fruits are coming off.  Thank you to everyone who helped our first week work out so well.

This week--July 12
We will be doing soil testing, building a worm habitat, and, if we have time, a small compost bin.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Day #1 of the VCS greenhouse!

Today is our first day using the new greenhouse.  

The students who came this morning enjoyed planting black beans and tomatoes.

Check out the VCS Facebook page for pictures of the progress.  We hope to have food to share with the lunch program by the fall.

We will be doing morning and afternoon sessions of VSLE every Wednesday throughout the summer!

Morning times: 10-11:30
Afternoon times: 12:30-2:00

ALSO!!  The Library is open Noon-3:00PM for your air conditioned reading comfort!  See you there!