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News From Mr. Post’s Classroom

April 28, 2014

This week for our Unique Learning System’s “Where Can I Buy It?” unit, students are writing about something they have each bought with their own money, or would like to save up to buy. They are describing the item, where they can buy it, how they got the money to spend, and how they...
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Mr. Colvin’s Class Notes for April 28-May 2, 2014

April 27, 2014

The highlight of last week was Dana Katz’ art lesson on Friday. Dana presented information to the students about the still life genre throughout history, then the students chose a style/artist to work in (Baroque, Picasso, or Lichtenstein) and created their own interpretation of a still life in the classroom. The finished results will...
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Room 10 News

April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day! Earlier this week, the students read Chris Van Allsburg’s “Just a Dream”, a story in which Walter, a young litterbug with little regard for the environment, has a dream about the future. The future isn’t quite the wonderful robot-filled world he’d imagined. Rather, it’s a polluted, unhealthy place. When Walter returns...
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April 23

April 22, 2014

Hello, families!  We’ve had another busy week in Room 4.  The most exciting part was our science activity–growing wheatgrass in empty eggshells.  The children enjoyed each part of the process–planting, watering, observing, journaling.  Wheatgrass grows so quickly that we could see changes not just from one day to the next, but even in a...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

April 22, 2014

“Oregon, or Bust!” should be our motto in Room 23! We are making our way through The Great Plains and learning that the land here is dry and dusty! Our fates for this round will happen Friday and who knows what challenges lie ahead! Along with Oregon Trail, we have been busy preparing for...
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News From Mr. Post’s Classroom

April 22, 2014

Last week we did some Science activities with a “super-strong” neodymium magnet. One afternoon we reviewed magnetic properties by watching a BrainPop video, then we touched the magnet to various items in the classroom and made a list of things that stuck and did not stick. The next day we did a “Magnetic Money...
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Ms.Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

April 22, 2014

It was a fantastic Friday morning for a stroll to Reed College and back. The parental support was superb. A special thanks to Darby’s dad, Aaron; Gemma’s dad, Chauncey (who joined us even though his daughter could not!) Max’s dad, Dennis; Tory’s future dad, Al, and Tru’s dad, Bryan. They were all troopers, and...
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Room Twenty-Two

April 22, 2014

Students completed the OAKS Reading test and did very well! I am proud of them for their focus and perseverance. We will be taking the OAKS Math test the week of May 5th, so the homework the next two weeks will be predominantly math focused. Students will receive two pages of math homework each...
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Mr. Colvin’s Class Notes for April 21-25, 2014

April 21, 2014

I was fortunate to be able to work with the school play these past few weeks. Although my role was mostly behind the scenes helping with logistics and such, I was around the actors and musicians quite a bit this past week. Room 24 was represented well by Franny and Emmy up on stage...
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Classroom News 4-21-2014

April 21, 2014
Classroom News 4-21-2014

Highlights of the Week Writing: Students chose an unfinished story to share with a partner. Partners learned how to ask two questions about things that might be missing or unclear in a writer’s story. The writer used these questions to help them improve the story by adding important details. We continue to work on...
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Mr. Colvin’s Class Notes for April 14-18, 2014

April 15, 2014

The trip to Ft. Vancouver was a resounding success! Thanks to our excellent chaperones who accompanied us. I’m posting some pictures with this week’s Class Notes, so take a look if you get a chance. The students in the class have written about their experiences and I hope to get them posted on the...
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Room 10 News

April 15, 2014

This week has found us busily working on art projects in preparation for Lewis’ upcoming Art Night. We’ve been learning about the life work of a number of artists, as well as studying their use of color, line, and shape. We’re looking forward to showing you our work and hope to see you on...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

April 15, 2014

Happy Wednesday! I hope you all are having a lovely week. In Room 23 we are busy at work. We are in our second week of Technology and students love their learning time with computers! We have left on the Oregon Trail and experienced our first fates. We now know how important water is,...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

April 15, 2014

This has been an unusual week for our schedule. Between the OAKS testing, the late opening, the drama presentation, and our walking field trip, our typical routine was nowhere to be found. The long weekend delivered many opportunities for excellent writing and storytelling. Not only where the tales entertaining, virtually all sentences began with...
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Classroom Notes 4-14-2014

April 14, 2014

  Highlights of the Week Storyline: • Our written narratives about planting vegetables in the new raised beds are posted in the hallway. Thank you to our super garden educator, Ms. Kathleen! • We are learning about seeds. Be sure to check out our seed museum. If you have any seeds that you’d like...
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Room Twenty-Two

April 14, 2014

We are taking the OAKS Reading Test next Tuesday and Wednesday, April 22nd & 23rd. This week in class we are doing some test preparation and academic vocabulary review. You may have noticed that there has not been math homework this week and that instead students are reading passages and answering questions. While this...
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News From Mr. Post’s Classroom

April 14, 2014

For our “Where Can I Buy It?” unit, students labeled a map of a shopping mall showing which stores offered goods and which offered services. They also wrote their names in the stores they would like to work in, and wrote $$ in the stores where they want to spend money. They also added...
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April 16

April 12, 2014

We had a wonderful field trip on Wednesday.  The weather could not have been more perfect for a walk through the beautiful neighborhoods between Lewis and Reed College.  The kids loved seeing trees, moss, worms, squirrels, liquidambar seed pods, and all the other natural wonders along the way (a number of spiky pods found...
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Room 10 News

April 8, 2014

Now that we have the water cycle, clouds, and wind under our belts it’s time to move on to STORMS! In science this week, we’ll be taking a close look at how of these weather elements work together to lead to the birth of a thunderstorm and, in extreme cases, hurricanes and tornadoes. As...
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April 9

April 8, 2014

Hello, Room 4 families; the glorious weather continues!  We’ve sure been enjoying all our outside time this week.  The children have been getting along and playing so well together; it’s wonderful to see the many  kindnesses  they show each other over the course of each day, and just how imaginative and creative they are...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

April 8, 2014

We have a short week and a busy week. It is amazing all we get done in a day and a week’s time! When we do our end-of-the-week reflections and I listen to all they have learned, I must admit, I am sometimes stunned by all we do! This week we busily packed for...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

April 8, 2014

Thank you to all the families who provided support to make our third round of Theory of Knowledge projects so engaging. It is very encouraging to see the growth that students have made in creating and presenting something of personal interest. We certainly enjoyed that brief dose of sunshine this week. Springtime is my...
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