Thursday, December 21, 2017

3/4 Holiday Celebration

Sheila working hard to make students latkes while sporting her fashionable onion goggles!   

Recipe for a double batch of latkes 

Cha cha slide

Happy (almost) Birthday Spencer! 

Watching a movie and enjoying popcorn 

Build the Tallest gumdrop tree

*Students work together using only toothpicks and 40 gumdrops to construct the tallest self standing tree. *
 *Making a plan*



Monday, December 18, 2017


December 18, 2017
Dear 3rd and 4th Grade Families,

We have a short but fun filled week ahead of us!  We know that this is a very busy time of year and have chose not to assign homework this week or over break.  We value family time and want everyone to have an enjoyable break which will also allow a time for children to recharge.  With that said, it would be great for students to continue reading at home when time allows.  
After break, be on the lookout for a date and time for our exhibition of learning on immigration.  This information will be sent home and be posted on our blog.  Students are excited to share their work with you.  
We hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and we look forward to working with you and your children in the new year!

Mrs. Raynor and Ms. Daye

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Guest speaker

Yesterday 3rd and 4th Graders has a visit from a familiar face. It did not take them long to figure out Ms Elissa has a connection to immigration! Elissa told the story of how she immigrated to the USA from Canada and the culture differences between Montreal, where she lived, and Vermont.

Ms. Elissa discussed the challenges with using US currency that was all the same color and language barriers she still faces daily.

Friday, December 8, 2017


Yesterday we worked on place (places you might find mice) and we found out Ms.Daye is scared of mice. We learned that mice travel underground. -Mya Lumsden 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Guest Speaker

Today the 3rd and 4th Graders had the pleasure of having Nils Larsen come and speak about his experience coming from Denmark to Canada and eventually to the USA. Nils' story fascinated the 3rd and 4th Graders and many great questions were asked. 

Vermont and Denmark on our world map.

Nils pointed out how language barriers can be very challenging for immigrants and how the basic necessity of a home can be a struggle.

Students jotted down notes of their conversation so they will be able to integrate their learning from this visit with other learning from our immigration unit.