Wednesday, December 13, 2017

RES Swim Club just finished up its 1st 6 week session #RESVT Really nice work swimmers!!!

This week we wrapped up our 1st session of swim lessons at the Swimming Hole in Stowe.  RES scholars took the bus to Stowe after school and had swim lessons for the past 6 weeks.  We will have a 2nd session this spring.  

There was a large spectrum of ability levels.  Fortunately, we were able to have 2 instructors and offer several different lessons to accommodate swimmers from kindergarten to 5th grade.  Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make swim lessons possible!!

Mr. G 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

3rd Annual RES Circus Night is Friday 11/10 #RESVT

Troy Wunderle of Wunderle’s Big Top Adventure & Circus Smirkus will be helping Mr. G host the 3rd Annual Circus Night on Friday, November 10th at RES 5:30pm-8:00pm.

Parents are welcome to volunteer or drop kids off  for the evening.  A pizza party will be included.  Kids will have the opportunity to watch a circus show and explore lots of different types of circus equipment including Pogo Sticks, Moon Hoppers, Unicycles, Stilts, Juggling scarves, balls, rings, and clubs, Devil Sticks, Diabolos, Feathers, Plates, and Much More. 

The cost for the event will be $20 per child (checks can be made out to RES attn Circus Night).  Proceeds go to benefit the Artist in Residency Program at RES.   

Here is a link to flyer and online registration.  Please let me know if you have questions.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Join on us Friday, October 20th for the 2nd Annual RES Ride & Climb Day #RESVT

Do you need child care on Friday, October 20th (remember no school that day or Part 2)
Does your child like biking and rock climbing?
Want to know how you can support The Snow Motion Program????

On Friday, October 20th there will be a Climb & Ride Day at Metrorock and Catamount Family Center for RES and CHMS students.  The focus of the day is to promote the joy of biking and climbing.  The program will run from 8:00-4:00.  Drop off and pick up will be at RES.  We will climb in the morning from 10:00-12:00 and go to Catamount in the afternoon from 12:30-3:00. The cost of the program is $60.  Proceeds will go to support the RES Snow Motion Program.  There will be trials for various ability levels; however all trails will be dirt and not pavement.  Your child should be able to ride a bike independently (start, stop, balance, turn proficiently)  

Please bring your own Bike, Lunch, and Drinks.  

There is limited space and we can take 30 kids for the day.  First come first serve.  If you’re interested in attending please fill out this form. Please make checks payable to  RES attn Ride & Climb Day.

We need a handful of volunteers to help supervise scholars while biking at Catamount. Please let me know if you're interested in volunteering.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Mr. G at

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

It's been a busy start to the year at #RESVT Check out what we have been doing in PE during the month of September

It's been a awesome start to the school year at RES.  Mr. G is really excited to be back from paternity and to be working in such a wonderful place.  I always love the start to the year!!! Meeting the new PK and K students is one of my favorite parts the year.  One of the best things about being a PE teacher is that I get to work with every kid in Richmond for 6 years now that all the PK kids have PE. That's a great opportunity to have a positive inffluence on  a lot of kids and hopefully inspire all of them to enjoy movement.

So far PK-1st grade we have been working on teamwork skills, locomotor movements, and introducing students to the various expectations in PE.  We have also been working on our manipulative skills with a variety of different
objects such as scarves and balloons.

2nd Grade has been working on biking this fall. In PE we bike K-2nd grade.  K & 1st grade bike in the spring and focus on learning basic biking skills so that they can become independent bikers.  Hopefully by 2nd grade most of students are able to ride without trainning wheels and the focus is on bike safety and refinement of their skills so that they are aware of the rules of the road and bike etiquette.

I wanted to share a video of a 2nd grade student taking a ride without trainning wheels for the first time in PE.  He has been working so hard and was really nervous to try.  I'm super proud of him.  Keep up the good work buddy!!!!!

In 3rd grade students have been working on a tennis unit.  We have been developing our racquet skills, learning the forehand and backhand shots, and how to underhand serve.  On Wednesday, October 4th we will be going to the Burlington Tennis Club for a tennis field trip.

Finally in 4th grade we have been learning to
rollerblade in PE.  This is my first time teaching rollerblading and my first time ever on skates.  I was a little nervous to teach this unit as it was outside my comfort zone.  However it's been one of my favorite units.  The kids are improving everyday and are really into
learning to skate.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

There will be after school bike club and swim club this fall for RES students #RESVT

Greetings Families,

Below are links for both after school Bike Club & Swim Club.  The links will provide you with info about the clubs, dates, cost, and how to register.  Signups will be first come first serve.  I'll do my best to accommodate everyone but apologize in advance incase programs fill up.

Email Mr.G at with questions.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Back from summer vacation and ready to show off all those summer dance moves @kblefrancois

Welcome back to school!  I'm so excited to be back at RES for another school year.  I've been off since March with the birth of our 3rd child.  We are off too a fabulous start, and I'm very excited to be working with your children.....

There are so many things that are planned for this school year.  We will be skiing/snowboarding K-4th grade this winter, biking in the spring, and during the fall we will be offering after school swim lessons.  More info will be coming.  I typically try to post stuff on the blog and through RES social media also.  

My email is   Please feel free to email me with questions or concerns.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Looking for something fun for your kids to do this summer? There are a few slots left for Circus Camp, Bike Camp, and UA Camp at RES #RESVT

This summer there will be a Circus Camp, Bike Camp, and UA Camp at RES. June 21st-23rd we are welcoming coaches from Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures for a week of Circus Camp. The last day of school is scheduled to be Tuesday, June 20th, so the camp will be 3 days instead of 5.  

August 14th-18th, campers will learn about bike safety, maintenance, and etiquette while taking scenic trail rides throughout VT. Your child should be able to ride a bike independently as most riding will be on dirt trails.  August 21st-23rd will be a 3 day UA Camp right before teachers have to go back for inservice.  Your child will get an amazing camp experience plus proceeds from camps will go to promote physical activity at RES.

Here is a Flyer and here is a registration form.  It's first come first serve and we have room for 30 campers per week.  I imagine camps will fill up really quick... There are scholarships available.  Camps are open to RES and CHMS students.  

Email questions to