The 4/5 class has started reading The Black Bonnet, by Louella Bryant together. This book is set in Burlington, Vermont in the 1850s and is about two sisters who are runaway slaves from Virginia. The story shares their experiences as they hide in Burlington before traveling on to Canada. The students are learning about Vermont's role in the Underground Railroad during this time in United States history. They are also learning about some Vermont geography, while working on reading comprehension and response-writing skills.