Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Newsletter

Dear Third and Fourth Grade Families:  

We just wanted to send a few reminders home and some upcoming events:
 
Field Trip: We will be going to the Echo Center on June 15th.  Please remember
to hand in your child’s permission slip form with the $6.50 admission fee so
we can plan ahead and make sure we are all set for this fun day!  (return to
classroom teachers no later than June 1, 2018)

Calendar Fundraiser: This seems to be going really well for students.  They are
so excited to see their final total of money raised for Project Aware.  Calendar
order forms are due on May 31st so we can start making calendars and getting
them to people by June 8th!  Once they are done we will send out instructions
for collecting and returning money so we can get this out to Project Aware.  
Thank you for your help with this!

Spring Concert:  This will happen in CSPAC on Wednesday May 30th.  The
concert will start at 6Pm and students should report directly to CSPAC at
5:45pm.  Any questions please email Leah at lgagnon@cabotschool.org.

Exhibition of Learning:  Students conclusion of ocean learning will take place
on Thursday May 31st.  This will be an evening performance for families.  
Please have students in CSPAC by 5:50pm to get ready for this exhibition.
 Also, it would be most helpful if everyone who is coming to see this amazing
work takes a seat upon arrival.  This will help students get ready and start right
at 6pm. Thank you for your help with this!


Homework:  This will be the LAST week of homework for third and fourth
grade students!  


As always if you have any questions or concerns please email us, give us a
call, or stop in the classroom.  

Thank you,
Ms. Daye and Mrs. Raynor  











Dear Parents,

Third and Fourth Graders will be making a visit in small groups to
the Cabot Public Library to encourage summer reading on June 7
and June 14.

Summer is a very important time for students to build their reading
skills, expand their knowledge of the world, and simply enjoy good
stories. Kathleen Hoyne, the public librarian, will introduce their
fabulous summer reading program and the Dorothy's List Book
Award, as well as help students obtain a library card if needed.

To generate excitement for reading among 4th through 8th grade
Vermont students, each year 30 of the best new elementary/middle
level books are selected for the Dorothy's List Book Award program, and those who read at least 5, vote for their favorite at the end of the
year.  There is a statewide radio program and blog to discuss the
books during the year, and a celebration with the winning author.
Students can get a jump start on the list or any other book for summer
reading at the Cabot Public Library.

Ask your child about the book we have been reading here at school,
Chester and Gus.  It is a wonderful story about a boy and a dog, and
third and fourth graders' first introduction to next year's selections.  
Thank you for supporting the young readers at your house!

Nene Riley and Steph Manning
Cabot School Library

Friday, May 18, 2018

Tye dye with Mr. Dunbar

Students in the 3rd and 4th grade spent time this week working with Mr. Dunbar to tye dye t-shirts to wear at their ocean exhibition on May 31st.


Adding the dye


Folding and following directions

What we hope our shirts will look like in the end

**Many thanks to all the adults that made this project happen**
-Shelia, Mrs. Nally, Mrs. Wright, and Mr. Dunbar-

Thursday, May 10, 2018

June 15th Field Trip!

June 15th Field Trip!

On June 15th the third and fourth grade class will be taking a day trip to the
ECHO center in Burlington.  Students will have a chance to explore all
exhibits but we will be focusing on one called Before the Basin where
students will learn how Lake Champlain use to be the Champlain Sea.  

After exploring the Echo Center we will be having a picnic lunch outside
before departing to head back to school.  The bus will leave at 8:30am
and return no later than 2:55pm that day.

Each student will need to bring in $6.50 for this trip.  If this creates a
burden for any family please let us know as we will look for additional
money to pay for those that need it.  We will be accepting chaperones
on this trip. However, chaperones will have to cover their own cost of
$6.50 at the door when we arrive. Please send the money for your
child with the permission slip no later than June 4th so we can
plan accordingly as far as money and lunches.

Thank You!

Ms. Daye and Mrs. Raynor

T-Shirts

We are also going to be working with Cabot’s high school science
teacher, Thomas Dunbar, to make tye-dye ocean t- shirts.  We are
looking for parents to send in a white t-shirt for their child.  We need
the t-shirt to be 100% cotton.
 If you are unable to get a t-shirt for your child PLEASE email or call
us to let us know and we will work to get one for them. If you do send
one, we will write their initials on the tag to keep track of whose
is whose. We would like to have all t-shirts collected and ready for
tye-dying by May 16, 2018.

Monday, May 7, 2018

3rd and 4th Grade Fundraiser Information:



Students in Ms. Daye’s and Mrs. Raynor’s homerooms are working together
to raise money to help save our world’s oceans! They have chosen to donate
money raised by selling calendars to PROJECT AWARE: This nonprofit
develops actions under their  Clean Ocean and Healthy Ocean programs each
year. In 2018, they will be supporting our ocean communities and advancing
policies on Plastic Debris and Sharks & Rays.  
If you would like to hear more about this organization

Students have set a goal to try and raise $1,000.00 dollars to send to this
organization.  Students have used their math skills to figure out that each
student would have to try and sell 8 calendars a piece. The calendars will
cost $5.00 and students will be taking orders from now until May 31st.  Order
forms should be handed in no later than this so we can begin printing the
calendars and hand them out to people no later than       June 8th. If you
have any questions please feel free to email

Thank you for supporting the third and fourth grade class as they work
hard to make a difference!   





Friday, May 4, 2018

Fractions on a number line outside


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Fractions of a set - skittles


3rd Graders have been working on fractions.  This week students had a chance to work with a set of skittles to identify what fraction of the set each color was!