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Cabot Kids Talk about Red Clover Books

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We Have Some Winners!

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The votes are in! The Red Clover Award winner for the state is Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton. In this humorous story, four friends use their wits to try to capture an elusive bird in their nets. It was Cabot's winner, too. The Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award state winner is El Deafo by Cece Bell. […]

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Cabot Students Share Their Stories and Red Clover Books on VoiceThread

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Cabot Students on VPR’s Dorothy’s List

Sixth and Seventh Graders Interviewed by VPR

Many know the ways in which people began to oppose racial discrimination in the United States, but how about racial discrimination in the US Army? On Thursday, November 13, six Cabot students explored this topic in a discussion with Amy Noyes, the host of Dorothy’s List, a Vermont Public Radio show featuring Dorothy Canfield Fisher […]

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Smurf Blue? Nail Polish Purple? Rad Bad Red? What’s in a Name?

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This fall, first and second graders have been selecting a favorite color crayon and giving it a new, cool name. The idea came after reading one of this year’s Red Clover books The Day the Crayons Quit, in which each crayon recounts the woes as well as the opportunities of being the color they are […]

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DCF Quest Club

This past spring several trailblazing fourth graders and many fifth and sixth graders joined the DCF Quest Club, a community that combines the reading and discussing of the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award books with the construction of projects that respond creatively to individual titles. (more…)

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What Lies Beneath; Red Clover Window Books

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First and second graders created lift-the-flap window books based on their favorite Red Clover Award books this past June. Behind each window, students drew a character or an important event, or a clue from the story. Some students labeled their windows with what lay behind them; others provided colorful decoration of curtains or frames. Creating […]

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Students Hear from Vermont Authors

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On  June 4, teacher Austin Fay and seven Cabot students joined young people from other schools throughout the state in attending the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Ceremony at Vermont Technical College. Here they heard four Vermont authors talk about their writing and share stories behind their books, all of which are on this year’s DCF […]

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