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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I hope the coming days bring much laughter, warmth and wonderful memories for your family! This has been a short, but busy week! We are working to finish up our geography brochures, as well as our narrative stories. I am so excited to read both! Next week, we will...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

November 25, 2014

We are making the most of this final school week in November! Students have completed their recommended reading summaries and they are posted with their utterly charming self-portraits. These items are proudly on display in Room 17; please feel free to admire them soon! In Writing, we are continuing interviewing one another for Who...
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Room Twenty-Two

November 24, 2014

We got so much done in Room 22 last week! Students finished their wonderful geography brochures and they are hanging in the hall to the right of the classroom. Please come grab them off the hanger and read the fantastic new knowledge your children have learned! The post-test on multiplication strategies was on Friday...
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Ms. Camille’s Kindergarten 11-24-14

November 24, 2014

Some Highlights of the Week: Storyline News We will continue to develop our setting over the next couple of weeks. We will create our Storyline characters after Winter break. Art Artwork: Recent work is displayed in the hallway and on our classroom blog. Don’t miss it! • Tree Growth Ring Art: Line drawings with...
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News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

November 24, 2014

Last week we wrote about things we are thankful for. These are published and displayed in the hallway outside our classroom, then they will go home for Thanksgiving. Leveled reading groups all have Reading A-Z books about Thanksgiving or Autumn, and related literacy activities. For Math, students are working with money, or adding and...
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Mr. Colvin’s Class Notes for Nov. 24-28, 2014

November 23, 2014

The high point of last week had to be what we did last Friday afternoon during bike safety. The neighborhood ride to Woodstock Park via some of the muddy alleys between 46th and 40th Streets was either “awesome” or “epic,” depending on who you talked to. Another word that would describe the ride was...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

November 18, 2014

Boy, time is flying! It is hard to believe we are in mid-November! As a teacher, I often find myself getting into a groove with all that is in front of us and then from time-to-time, I pause and look at who we are as a community and as learners and I realize we...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

November 18, 2014

Thank you so much to our chaperones for Friday’s performance of “Ivy and Bean: The Musical!” It was quite relaxing to take a school bus directly to the Hatfield Theatre, and walk right inside to the Newmark Theatre. The play was very entertaining, and the characters were both charming and memorable. We were fortunate...
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Room Twenty-Two

November 17, 2014

It was such a bizarre week last week. Between the 4-day weekend and then no-snow snow day Thursday, it was hard to get very much done! This week we are playing catching up in a few respects to make sure we are on track academically before Winter Break. Our Unit 2 math test has...
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Kindergarten Room 2

November 17, 2014

This Month:  We continue to work on learning letter sounds with an emphasis on vowels. Please continue to help your student at home using the alphabet chart that we discussed during conferences. When students know their letter sounds, they can sound out words quickly.  Storyline News…  Creating Our Storyline Setting: We are making a...
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News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

November 17, 2014

A week ago for Art, students made totem poles. To prepare to make the totem poles, we had read a list of animal choices, and what each animal represented in Native American culture. For example, the bee enjoys life, the buffalo has great strength, and the eagle is a creative risk taker. Students chose...
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Mr. Colvin Class Notes for November 17-21, 2014

November 16, 2014

To say that last week was hectic would be an understatement, even though we only had two days of school. We packed in a lot of activities and projects into a short amount of time. There was Drama with a capital “D” when the snow (or no-snow) day happened on Thursday. We had to...
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Classroom News 11-12-14

November 12, 2014

This Month: We continue to work on learning letter sounds with an emphasis on vowels. Please continue to help your student at home using the alphabet chart that we discussed during conferences. When students know their letter sounds, they can sound out words quickly. Storyline News…  Creating Our Storyline Setting: We are making a giant...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

November 11, 2014

I hope everyone was able to spend some quality time over the Veteran’s Day holiday, enjoying being with loved ones. It was wonderful to see the smiling faces of Room 17 this morning. Perhaps the children realized this would be a short but exciting week! Today, half classes joined Ms. Kathleen in the Outdoor...
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Room Twenty-Two

November 11, 2014

This week we are moving right along with our various projects in writing, literacy, and geography. Most students finished their research on their chosen region of Oregon last week and will be working on their rough drafts over the course of the next few days. In writing, students are finishing up their outlines. Don’t...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

November 4, 2014

It feels like a long time since I’ve sent notes! I want to thank you all for taking the time to come to conferences! Room 23 had 100% participation from each family! You all have such wonderful children. It is a privilege to work with this group! Last week we had a wonderful celebration...
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Classroom Notes 11-4-14

November 4, 2014

Conferences: Thank you for attending conferences. It was wonderful to get the opportunity to discuss your child’s progress. I am so proud of these kids! They are amazing! Science: Last week, we had a visit from Sandy, the Tree Expert. She shared a lot of important information about trees. We also went on a...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

November 4, 2014

I would first like to thank the fabulous families of Room 17 who took the time to meet with me for fall conferences. Every single person and couple arrived on schedule, and we achieved 100% participation right out of the gates. Though I feel we communicate and share information throughout the week, I appreciate...
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News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

November 3, 2014

We are finishing our Science unit on the Solar System, and several students helped make a model in the hallway outside of our classroom. Now the size of the planets that they drew are NOT to scale for this model, they would be too small to notice. But if the sun was the size...
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Mr. Colvin’s Class Notes for Nov. 3-7, 2014

November 2, 2014

It was great getting together with parents last week during conferences. Thank you for coming in and sharing a little of what you know about your child with me. Hopefully the conferences were only the beginning of our conversation. As usual, I am available after school almost any day, by phone and email at...
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Room Twenty-Two

November 2, 2014

It was so wonderful getting the time to speak with you all at Conferences. I loved having the opportunity to share student growth and discuss future goals. I spoke with many of you about our writing unit and the culminating performance we will be having in December. Please mark your calendars for Friday, December...
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News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

October 27, 2014

We are finishing our Science unit on the Solar System, and several students helped make a model in the hallway outside of our classroom. Now the size of the planets that they drew are NOT to scale for this model, they would be too small to notice. But if the sun was the size...
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