Monday, August 21, 2017

Welcome to Third Grade!

Dear Third Graders,

Welcome to third grade! I hope you're having an exciting summer, I know that my family and I are. We took our first family-of-five vacation this summer to Lake George, NY, to see Hazel, Oscar, and Rose's cousins. On the drive back we found out that work on our house was taking longer than expected, so we had to stay with Grampa and Grammy for three extra weeks. A one-week vacation turned into a one-month vacation! Did you have anything unexpected happen this summer?

One of our favorite family activities is going to the beach. Hazel, who is three, likes to run in the waves and play on the rocks. Oscar, who just turned one, likes to crawl and look for tiny rocks to put in his mouth. Rose, who also just turned one, likes to eat sand! Here's a few pictures of us from this summer:

While you're here, please take a couple of minutes to explore our class blog. You can see previous years' blog posts to get an idea of some of the things we might do this year, and can also find our specials schedule and links for Scholastic Book Ordering. I'd love to hear from you in the comments, specifically two things: 1) What have you been up to this summer? and 2) If you could have lunch with any one person on Earth, who would it be and why?

You should be getting a letter in the mail from me this week. In the meantime, enjoy the rest of your summer. I can't wait to meet you! Hopefully I'll see you at Family Drop-In Day on August 31st from 9:30 to 10:30, and definitely when school starts on September 5th!

Mr. Abbott

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Field Day 2017

Hello Families!

Despite the rumbles of thunder in the distance causing a shortened afternoon, Field Day 2017 was a rousing success! We had a blast, and also got to enjoy a couple of quiet stations this year, as well. Here's a video of a few of our stations, what a fantastic day!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Amazing Art Wall

Hello Families,

As you may or may not know, we have many artists in our classroom. Recently, one of them got to share an entire wall of art he's been working on this year. It happened to be the day he added his 101st piece of artwork to the wall!

Here is Carlos showing off some of what he can do for our class. What an amazing experience!

(My favorite is still the portrait of me that is hanging in our classroom!)

Take care,

Bike Train 2017


Wow, what an amazing day for the Bike Train last Friday! I didn't have anyone taking "action" photos or videos this year, so the best I could do was to document evidence of the numbers of riders we had.

Thank you so much to our Fearless Leader Principal Betsy Lane, for making this possible every year, Superintendent Andrew Dolloff, for allowing us to proceed and showing that Yarmouth Schools are invested in a healthy community from the top down, and Lenora Felker of Healthy Kids, Happy Kids, for volunteering her time to promote safety and teach happy biking.

And, of course, to all the parents and students who join us in this endeavor every year! Thanks for making Yarmouth a safe, fun place to ride bikes.

Take care,