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Class Notes for January 5-9, 2015

January 4, 2015

Welcome to 2015! Let’s hope it’s a good one for everybody! We will start out the new year with a new unit of study that looks into the early colonization of North America. The unit is similar to what students kid last year when we studied the Oregon Trail. In this simulation students become colonists—thinking...
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Room Twenty-Two

January 4, 2015

Happy New Year! I hope you and your family had a lovely Winter Break and start to 2015. I had a great time visiting my family in Texas and filling my days with baking, hiking, and reading. I am excited to dive back into school with your students! This week we are jumping right...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

December 17, 2014

I hope everyone enjoyed a leisurely start to your day today. It feel like the week before winter break! Student are excited/tired and are ready for some down time. Our culminating Authors and Actors performance was so great! I want to thank you for coming to support your child and celebrate their hard work!...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

December 16, 2014

This is our final update from Room 17 for the year 2014! It is hard to believe that 68 days of third grade have passed by already. This final week before the Winter Break has already been filled to the brim with assignments and activity! Your children are doing a first-rate job of rising...
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Room Twenty-Two

December 16, 2014

A big thank you to the parents who came along on our salmon release field trip!  We didn’t get too drenched but we did get tired from our very, very long trek.  There will be a brief hiatus from Reed Science and we will begin with them again in February. It was also so...
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Ms. Camille’s Classroom Notes 12-16-14

December 16, 2014

Mary Poppins was fantastic! Thank you very much volunteers!!! Highlights of the Week: • Reading Buddies: Our reading buddies visit this week. • Social Studies: We finish our winter celebrations unit this week. Kindergarteners will visit each other’s rooms while learning about La Posada, Hanukah and Winter Solstice. If you ‘d like to help,...
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News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

December 15, 2014

Last week we compared various winter holidays and traditions from around the world, including Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, and Japanese New Year. Students have been writing about some of these different traditions, how they are different and how they are similar. We also read a few versions of The Gingerbread Man, and then...
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Class Notes for Dec. 15-19, 2014

December 14, 2014

Welcome to the final edition of Room 24 Class Notes of 2014. I hope everybody’s time off is filled with friends, family, and football. Go Ducks on New Year’s Day 2015! I’m looking forward to seeing Room 24 parents at our Fifth-Grade Family Breakfast on Friday. A flyer went home last week, but if...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

December 9, 2014

This has been a whirlwind week! We have been furiously working on finishing up geography brochures, our narrative writing papers, as well as math work on area and perimeter. (Round 2!) We have thoroughly enjoyed our time with Anne Rutherford and are excited about debuting our “zoom in” moments to you, and hopefully our...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

December 9, 2014

Thanks so much to all those who supported Room 17’s efforts to raise money for Mercy Corps and field trip scholarships! It was lovely to see you at the Holiday Bazaar. Because of your generosity, we collected over $185 and sold virtually all of the 100 cards students created. In fact, one person from...
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Room Twenty-Two

December 9, 2014

I hope you are able to make it to our “Authors and Actors” performance this Friday. It will take place from 10-11 AM in our classroom. Each student will have an opportunity to read from his/her story while other students act it out. Our buddy class will also be coming to watch the performance....
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Ms. Camille’s Room 2 Kindergarten

December 8, 2014

Highlights: During the month of December, we have many activities with Winter themes. Right now, our class is learning about the Winter Solstice. We read a wonderful Mexican folktale by Alma Flor Ada called, The Lizard and the Sun. The story empha¬sizes the impor¬tance of the sun to all liv¬ing crea¬tures. We also watched...
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Notes from Mr. Post’s Classroom

December 8, 2014

For our weather unit, we have been tracking the weather daily and recording weather types and temperatures on a chart so we can see how it changes over time. So far the average current temperature has been rising from low 30s to mid 40s. Students have finished writing about their favorite kind of weather,...
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Class Notes for Dec. 8-12, 2014

December 7, 2014

We will participate in the Hour of Code (more about code.org) this week. Last year’s class did this and the kids loved it. Millions of other students from around the world will be joining us for this annual (for the time being) event. On Friday, the class got a short tour of the village, Lewisville, that almost everybody...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

December 2, 2014

Boy is it cold outside! Despite the temperature, we are getting out each day and running around. Please ensure your child has proper attire, so they are comfortable outdoors. Speaking of outdoors, yesterday I sent home a permission slip for a short field trip we have planned for next Wednesday. We will bus to...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

December 2, 2014

It was marvelous to see all the bright, shiny, well-rested children first thing Monday morning! After the usual ten minutes of typing, students logged onto their Chromebooks to write about the many adventures during our time apart. And since Google Docs can be accessed from any number of places, several students had begun their...
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Room 2 Kindergarten News

December 1, 2014

News and Reminders: • Please help your child bring a winter coat to school. We have outdoor recess every day so this is very important. • Northwest Childrens’ Theatre Field Trip December 10th. Permission slips arrive home tomorrow! A few highlights of this week: • Reading: o Now that most students are using their...
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News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

December 1, 2014

First, I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving! Now it’s December, and we are continuing our Unique Learning System unit on the weather. This month we will track the weather daily and record weather types and temperatures on a chart so we can see how it changes over time. Students are finishing their writing...
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Room Twenty-Two

December 1, 2014

I hope you and your family enjoyed your Thanksgiving Break.  We are hitting the ground running here in Room 22.  This week we will be wrapping up our unit on Oregon Geography.  We are doing review on key concepts and practicing labeling a map.  The test is on Friday and it will be done...
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Class Notes for Dec. 1-5, 2014

November 30, 2014

I am looking forward to our walking field trip down to Reed College’s Cooley Gallery this Friday morning. If you would like to come along on the trip, let me know. I would like to have 4-5 parents come along if possible. This is a great way to spend part of the day with...
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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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