Happy Spring!

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    Dear Cashman Families,

        I can not believe that we are almost into Spring!  I hope all of you are enjoying the year as I know I am enjoying getting to know your kids in the Library and discovering what genres they like in the library.  I hope all of you are exploring books at our Amesbury Public Library and reading together as a family.  If you read a book that has a Massachusetts author please don't forget to download and fill out a form through the Amesbury Public Library.  You will receive a golden ticket from the public library to bring to the CES library to be entered into a raffle.

         It is getting to be that time of year with 4th grade in which the Specialist team and the 4th grade teachers put on the Cultural Celebration referred to as the Immigration Dinner.  This is such a wonderful event that happens in March.  I hope to see all of your children there.  My son is also a 4th grader this year and it is always so bittersweet for me as I am sure it is for all the 4th grade families.  This is a great opportunity for your children to celebrate with their 4th grade class before the transition from Elementary school into Middle School.  

         We are going to be starting our big unit on Greek Mythology in third grade.  It is such a fun unit on discovering the genre of Mythology.  We will be learning about various Greek Myths, performing them in a readers theater during class and then creating our very own Greek Gods based on Gods and myths we have learned about through the unit.

         In second grade we will be starting to discuss our Caldecott award process and develop a Mock Caldecott activity in the library.  We will also be learning about some artists techniques such as Eric Carle and we will be creating a special bulletin board using his paper coloring techniques in celebration of the 50th year of the  book, The Hungry Caterpillar in March.

         First graders will be learning about non-fiction books and doing a beginner research project.  Each class will research a different subject to create a class book.  We have researched flowers, animals, trees, planets, etc. in the past.   It is vey important to learn about the different characteristics of a non-fiction book!

         We will also celebrate the beloved Dr. Seuss on March 2nd.  He would have been 115 years old!!!!!  Read Across America will be celebrated on March 1st this year.  Wear your crazy socks that day in honor of Dr. Seuss!

         If you have any questions you can contact me via email at macintirej@amesburyma.org or macintirej@amesburyma.gov or call at 978-388-4407

     

     

    Thank you so much,

    Mrs. MacIntire

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