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Room 10 News

February 11, 2014

It was so good to see everyone after our long, wintry break! The kids came in Tuesday morning, rosy-cheeked and ready to tell everyone about their harrowing adventures in the snow. There’s nothing like an exciting weather event to prompt great writing. I think this week’s Weekend News stories tipped the scales when it...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

February 11, 2014

Well that was an interesting long weekend, wasn’t it? The children were so excited to tell their tales of snow angels and sledding and snowball fights. Now we just have to deal with the residual slush. That means that outdoor recess may be on hold for a bit until The playground has dried out....
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February 12

February 11, 2014

The weather was the main event this week!  Lots of snow, and TWO snow days–pretty crazy!  It was great to get back and see the kids.  They came back so excited to see each other and to share their experiences of playing in the snow, sledding, building snowpeople, etc.  We had a wonderful circle...
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News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

February 11, 2014

Well the snowstorm cut our week short, but we’re glad everyone made it home safely last Thursday afternoon. We welcomed students back on a slushy Tuesday morning, and we have been sharing our snowy adventures with each other. Last week for our Geography unit, we were reading some wacky facts about western states, including...
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Room Twenty- Two: Snowy Days

February 10, 2014

I hope you have all enjoyed the snow and the time off!  Hopefully the snow has not disrupted your normal schedules too much and you have had some time to relax as a family. The play on Thursday morning was absolutely marvelous.  I was so proud of everyone!  I made a mistake in thinking...
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Mr. Colvin’s 4th Grade Class Notes for Feb. 10-14, 2014

February 10, 2014

It’s been a few crazy days around Portland, hasn’t it? Starting last Thursday with the early closure, then Friday’s snow day, and ending with Monday’s field trip cancelation and school closure, I’m ready for some normal. There are many different ways of getting out of a math test, but this takes the cake! I’m...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

February 4, 2014

It is so nice to finally have a full week of uninterrupted learning. We have finished our round of technology and lunch duty, so we have more time for longer stretches of focused learning in the classroom! This week we are doing work around the book, Bud, Not Buddy. We made a timeline of...
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Room 10 News

February 4, 2014

Brrrrrr! It’s cold out there! If you’re familiar with the story of Charlotte’s Web you know that Wilbur the pig wants the cold weather to stay away as long as possible. However, we certainly enjoyed watching the brief snow flurries through the window as we read Charlotte’s Web earlier this week (Sorry, Wilbur!) We’re...
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Room Twenty-Two

February 4, 2014

This Thursday evening our class will be performing in a production of Rumpelstiltskin. The performance begins at 6:30 PM. Please make sure your child is in the cafeteria at Lewis by 6:00 PM. It should be a great performance! I met with students individually on Monday to show them their report cards and discuss...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

February 4, 2014

It was pretty exciting watching the snowfall on Monday and Tuesday! However, that meant that our outdoor time was rather chilly. Please make sure your child has layering options for Brain Breaks and lunch recesses. My own mother would chide me when I neglected to wear a hat. She often reminded me that 30%...
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News from Mr. Post’s Class

February 4, 2014

This month our Unique Learning System unit is on Geography, so we will be learning how to read and locate features on maps. We will also explore various types of land surfaces and bodies of water, including mountains, deserts, forests, oceans, lakes, and rivers. We are reading from the “Klutz Wacky Atlas”, learning some...
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February 5

February 4, 2014

Greetings, families!  We’ve had another busy week in Room 4.  I had time to really reflect on the kids and their learning while filling out report cards over the weekend; it is amazing how much they’ve learned since the beginning of the year.  As the saying goes, they’re just like little sponges, soaking everything up. ...
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Classroom Notes February 3, 2014

February 3, 2014

Family Unit: This week we will begin a unit about families. If you have a family photograph and/or a photo of the outside of your house, please email it to me at domey@pps.net or send it to school in your child’s folder. I will return your photographs. Also, if you have a world map...
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Mr. Colvin’s Class Notes for Feb. 3-7, 2014

February 2, 2014

We’re heading into a very busy time of year. We have our field trip to the Oregon Historical Society next Monday, Feb. 10. The Lewis Family Dance featuring the Lonesome Teacher Trio (Mr. Marchyok on fiddle, Mr. Jamesbarry on standup bass, and me on guitar, along with a few friends) will be on Friday,...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

January 28, 2014

We have another short week of school. On Monday I was busy working on report cards. Those will be coming home next Monday. This week homework consists of math only. Along with that, book reviews are due Friday. Please help your child to get those completed and turned in on time. We are busy...
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Room 10 News

January 28, 2014

Much of our work this week has been focused on finishing up our current units in math, reading, and writing, as well as completing term assessments and work samples. Report cards will come home with students next Monday, February 3. In preparation for our February 6 field trip, we started reading Charlotte’s Web in...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

January 28, 2014

We finished off last week with an entertaining production of Reader’s Theater in Room 17. Miss Elissa brought her class down on Friday around 12:45 and stayed for an hour and a half. Students thoroughly enjoyed performing plays for each other. Is this not a simple task to get in front of your peers and...
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News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

January 28, 2014

Last week for our Government and History unit, we read biographies of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., and Rosa Parks. We also did an activity where we voted for our favorite school lunch, and the choices were hamburgers, pizza, and tacos. Since we don’t usually have tacos on the...
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Room Twenty-Two

January 27, 2014

Only four days of school this week and so much to do! We are moving right ahead with our Native American research projects. Most partnerships have nearly completed their research about their tribes. This week students will be learning how to make presentations on their Chromebooks. The will be working with their partner to...
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January 29

January 27, 2014

Hello!  We have continued to enjoy all the cute baby photos, and to talk about how many things the children have learned since they were born.  Our lead story this week is “See How We Grow,” a biography about a set of twins.  We continue to work on literacy comprehension strategies—making connections, asking questions, getting the main...
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January 27, 2014

Classroom Notes January 27, 2014 Highlights: • Reading: This week we read non fiction books about the Civil Rights movement. It was fantastic sharing these stories with the students. They were engaged and inspired by the courage of Ruby Bridges and Rosa Parks. We agreed that there is still a lot of work to...
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January 27, 2014

Classroom Notes January 27, 2014 Highlights: • Reading: This week we read non fiction books about the Civil Rights movement. It was fantastic sharing these stories with the students. They were engaged and inspired by the courage of Ruby Bridges and Rosa Parks. We agreed that there is still a lot of work to...
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