Lunchroom News
Spring in Vermont is like a slinky…just when you think you’ve reached far enough out to the see the cold weather behind you, the slinky slinks back in and just like that it’s snowing again.

This is the time of year that I begin making and savoring the last of the casserole dinners. Soon the grill will be uncovered, dusted off and fired up, and those comforting casseroles will have to wait until fall to be put back into dinner rotation.

Here’s a recipe for one of my families favorites.
Library & Technology News
In anticipation of National Poetry Month, we have started talking about and listening to poetry in grades K-6. Grades K-3 really enjoyed "What a Poem's Not" by John Hegley as a way to kick off our exploration of the genre.
Nurse's News
Passport to Winter Fun! 
Backflaps are due asap! Please return these to me by Monday, March 29th. I will be dropping them off to the UVTA on Tuesday, the 30th. Thank you - hope you enjoyed your winter!

Yes Folks! They are out!
Please remind and assist others in doing tick checks after being outside. They tend to follow where there has been other mammals--and thus, follow where CO2 was exhaled by any breathing being.

Rural Tip: Chickens or guinea hens are a great way to decrease the number of ticks in your yard dramatically (a student reminded me of this today!)
How to remove a tick
Here is a diagram of how to remove a tick (always pull up perpendicular to the surface of the skin- not twisting). It is a good idea to swab the area with isopropyl alcohol after removal.

Stay well - stay safe!
One Planet News
At One Planet, we've been enjoying the beautiful weather and trying to get outside as much as possible. We are very happy to have some new students joining us this session! The students are making a lot of progress on their filmmaking on Fridays. They have created backdrops, had acting lessons, and made their costumes. Please reach out to with any questions or to sign up.

Registration is now open for One Planet Summer Camps. Click here for the registration form. Please note that to reserve your child's spot, you need to complete the registration form and send in half of the payment. We're looking forward to a very fun summer!
Ms. Kicza
Kindergarten has been adding and subtracting this week using counters, ten-frames, and number lines. They worked together to create a 0-10 number line on the floor. They used number lines to add and subtract by hopping from number to number to solve the equation. Then they wrote their equations on the board and practiced reading them.
First Grade
Mrs. Robinson
We started our recycling/taking care of the earth unit last week with a reading of The Lorax. On Tuesday we sorted a whole bagful of cardboard, plastic, glass, and metal, and talked about what happens to them when we recycle, and what happens when we don’t! We also brainstormed ways that we can take care of the earth. Very soon we will start a writing piece about how the Lorax cared for his world.
Second Grade
Mrs. Marzot
What a wonderful week! As the weather continues to warm, we spend more time outside. One exciting addition to our weekly routine was eating lunch outside again! We ate lunch outside every day except for Friday. Some of us discovered that our camping chairs are a little bit smaller now. 

Please send your child in with many layers daily, and spare clothes weekly. You might also want to check for wet clothes at the bottom of backpacks too! Many of us are changing wet pants after recess.
Third Grade
Ms. Coté
Third grade students have been learning about scientific models. They used a hard boiled egg to represent the Earth and its layers. They created an Earth of modeling clay and will color the various layers in the cutout. On Wednesday afternoon, they used Starburst candies to create sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rock models. Then, after letting the igneous rock cool, they applied weathering and erosion to get the rock to decompose into sediment. A big thank you goes to Mrs. Thompson for helping teach Starburst science!

In math, students have been using a triple beam balance and measuring the mass of found objects, including rocks. They are learning the difference between mass and weight. Also, they are learning how to tell time to the nearest minute on analogue clocks, as well as elapsed time.

Meanwhile, the book Everest by Gordon Korman is being read aloud, as it relates to our plate tectonics, mountain building and finding the answer to our science inquiry: Why are there fossils of marine animals found on the top of Mount Everest?
Fifth & Sixth Grade
Ms. Tremblay
Middle school students are testing materials as they use the engineering design process to design an outdoor classroom. In outdoor education, teams worked together to build a fire that burned through a string.

Sixth grade students are making books for the stories they wrote. They are creating an author interview video about the book they wrote using the green screen.
7/8 Science
Mr. Reimanis
In science class the 7th and 8th graders are testing materials to be used constructing the outdoor classroom space. This photo shows a rain-shedding test. After the results of the different tests are evaluated a design will be created and proposed. The materials are evaluated for environmental factors, financial cost, functionality and durability.