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Welcome to the First Grade!



The first graders at the Sustainability Academy will be engaging in a year long journey to explore the question: How are people and nature a community?

Our units of study will include

  • Living things
  • Change over time -
    • Compost Inquiry (Please check out our video from 2014 - compost video)  
  • Cycles and Systems in our community
    • Food and Waste, the Moon (check out our new video The Moon)
  • Farm to Table - Maple Sugaring
  • Explore - A Year-long Study of the Community
  Important Information  
Friday Folders:  Please return this folder by Friday morning.  It will be sent home every Friday afternoon. It will include the Sustainability Academy Newsletter, Ask Me About, student work, and occasional handouts.  

Homework: Homework will be reading only this year.  We ask that your child and/or you read together for at least 15 minutes nightly.  We understand that your evenings are busy and we don't want homework to become a burden or a struggle.  
  Important Dates
Please join us for our Wednesday Morning Meetings in the cafeteria!

Contact Information

Julie Brown:

Meg O'Connor:

Main Office: 802-864-8480 
What does sustainability look like in the first grade?

Specials Schedule
Mrs. Brown's Class

PE: Tuesday & Friday (Please wear sneakers)
Music: Monday & Wednesday
Art:  Thursday
Learning Center:  Friday (Please return your library book)
Guidance:  Monday

Ms. O'Connor's Class

PE: Wednesday & Thursday (Please wear sneakers)
Music: Monday & Tuesday
Art: Friday
Learning Center:  Monday (Please return your library book)
Guidance:  Thursday

Lunch Time: 11:35-11:55