Friday, October 28, 2016

Ashley Wolff Visits VUES

Ashley Wolff is an author and illustrator of children's books.  She wrote and illustrated Stella and Roy Go Camping and Miss Bindergarten goes to Kindergarten.  When Ashley Wolff was visiting, she drew pictures for us, she talked about her life growing up in Vermont, and she almost fell into the Grand Canyon when she was visiting it for a book she was writing.

Written by VUES first graders.  

Read-a-thon Book Parade!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Bonnie's Books

This sixth grader has a new stack of books for the Read-a-thon 

For the Read-a-thon, the Bonnie's Books Foundation donated books to the school. Parents from the VUES Community Group came around today, and everyone got one free book.

Artist Visit at VUES

Eben Markowski

Eben  Markowski is an amazing sculptor, and has created many pieces of art. Eben was born and raised in Vermont. He taught himself how to sculpt. He has been creating art pieces for over a decade now. In 2004, Eben helped VUES make a champ sculpture. This year, he will help us make a Thundercat model to go in the VUES gym. Eben has made creations from a life size elephant to a life size dolphin.

Article written bysixth graders:
EL and BB

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

After our last performance we find that we all love to read!!! So we wanted to learn to be friends.

So Happy to now be friends and READ READ READ!!!!

On Thursday, we had special guests for the Read-a-thon, Goldilocks and The Three Bears. The Bear family went to every class looking for Goldilocks, but they couldn't find Goldilocks in any of the classes . The bears were roaming the school and the preschool to find her. We want to thank the community group for the idea of the bears.
By class 6S S.A. and J.L

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Read a Shirt Day!!!!

Thursday was Read-a-shirt day at VUES.   Many students, teachers, and staff came to school with writing on their shirts.
Photos by sixth grader, J.C. 

Open House 2016

Vergennes Union Elementary School hosted a open house. It gives parents a chance to see their kid's classrooms and meet the teachers. You can visit the gym, library, classrooms, etc. We held it on September 22nd. We do this so parents can see what their kids have learned, and what they are going to learn. How does this help? It lets parents meet their kid's teachers.
Article by sixth grader, B.E.

Students and parents visiting Mr. Sam's 6th grade classroom.

Parents looking at second grade work.

Families in the art room


VUES Wins Spelling Bee

Vergennes won the School District Spelling Bee Competition against Ferrisburgh Elementary.
Next step, VUES will go to Regionals.  Good luck!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Mr. DeBlois

We interviewed the new principal (Matt  DeBlois). We asked him 15 questions, and why he liked this school.    
1.What would you like to change about the school?
Try a salad bar (with the Fifth and sixth graders).
2. Why were you attracted to work at this school?
I live around here and wanted to be in the school system.
3. What other jobs have you had as an educator?
Principal and French teacher
4.Where did you grow up?    
New Hampshire
5. What’s your favorite color?
6.What’s your favorite animal?
7.What’s your favorite book?
Sherlock Holmes
8. What’s your favorite movie?
The Empire Strikes Back
9.Do you want to raise and put money into anything?   
One to one computers
10.If you wrote a book what would it be about?
It would be a mystery.
11.If you had a superpower what would it be?
To breathe under water
12.What college did you go to?
St. Lawrence University
13.What do you like about this school?
I like all the people.
14.What’s your favorite ice cream?
Maple Coffee Swirl (from Cookie Love)
15.Do you have a family? what is it like?
A wife (Melissa), and two kids ( Xavier and Xander)

By sixth graders, S.A and J.L.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Fall Photos from the VUES Garden

                                                         Welcome to the VUES Garden
                                                             This is a fresh butternut squash.
                                                               Yummy green beans!
                                                                   A fresh pumpkin

                                                                        Look at the kale.

                                                                Who wants some beets?

                                          If you eat all your fruits and veggies, you will be tall like these sun flowers

Photos by sixth graders, M.G and J.C.   Captions by M.G.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Dot Day

Did you know that September 15th was International Dot Day?
First we read the book 'The Dot' by Peter Reynolds. The sixth graders paired up with the kindergartners to make colorful dots. We used the markers in Mrs. Bearor's classroom. I interviewed Mrs. Wenzel and she said, "We did this project because, it shows children that you don't have to be an artist to have your art to have value."

Here are some quotes from Kindergartners about the activity:

"It was fun!"

"I liked working with big kids." 

Article by sixth graders, R.B and M.J

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Tall Tales in 3rd Grade

Third graders perform tall tales last week for an audience of family members and fellow students. Students learned about tall tales in Ms. Fay's class where they rehearsed their parts for the play.  The colorful backdrops where made by students with the help of Mrs. Pettibon during art class.

Everyone did an amazing job!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

VUES Community Group Talent Show

On Saturday, March 19, VUES had a talent show. The show was put on by the Community Group. The show took place at the VUHS Auditorium. The students from VUES did amazing acts up on stage.

Jazz Band

Synchronized Swimming

Students Singing

Annie Skit

A&D Auto

Student Dancing

EMCEES with the Director

Article & Captions written by Sixth Graders S.P. & R.O.

Kindergarteners acts out Rose's Walk

In library class, the Kindergarten classes acted out the book, Rosie's Walk.   Mrs. Pettibon helped students create the wonderful masks and props for the play during art class.

Rosie in her hen house.

The fox falls on the rake.

Rosie walks around the pond. 

Rosie goes over the haystack.

The foxes go past the mill.