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Classroom Notes 3-30-2015

March 30, 2015

Welcome back to school! I hope you had a great Spring Break. It was so nice to reconnect with the kids this morning. We had fun writing and sharing stories of our time away from school. National Poetry Month: Throughout April, we will celebrate National Poetry Month. Poetry Table: Our poetry table will feature...
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Room Twenty-Two

March 30, 2015

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Spring Break!  I really enjoyed my time in San Francisco and I feel refreshed and ready to dive back in to school. This week we are launching our unit on the Oregon Trail.  Students have new seats and each table group is now a “wagon...
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Class Notes for March 30-April 3, 2015

March 29, 2015

I hope everybody had a good Spring Break. It will be good to get back in the swing of things. We’re in the home stretch and we have a lot to accomplish before the end of the year. I am ready to hit the ground running for these next couple of months. Volunteers are...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

March 17, 2015

Where has the time gone? It is hard to believe we are just a few days away from spring break! It sounds like some of you have some really wonderful travel plans. Thank you for touching base with me to let me know that your child will miss school. That communication helps me to...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

March 17, 2015

It has been a remarkably lovely spring, and one hopes that the weather will remain so for Spring Break! With that in mind, Tuesday was the final after school Pen & Ink Illustration class, and today marked our final Coding class in the Computer Lab. The reasoning is twofold: as afternoons get warmer, indoor...
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Class Notes for March 16-20, 2015

March 16, 2015

The play’s the thing this week at Lewis School. Please consider attending the school’s production of “Jack and the Three Sillies” on Thursday and Friday nights at 6:30. Four of our Room 24 students are involved in the play and it promises to be a fun family experience for all ages. Tickets are available...
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News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

March 16, 2015

We did some fun activities for our “What Is It Made Of?” unit last week. On Tuesday we put three types of matter into balloons: the gas was air, the liquid was water, and the solids were grains of rice. Each table group prepared two of each type of balloon, then we took them...
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Room Twenty-Two

March 13, 2015

As this is the last week before Spring Break, we are completing quite a few academic units.  We finished our study of the Corps of Discovery last week and the post-tests went home with students on Friday.  We will begin our new unit on the Oregon Trail when school starts back up. In writing...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

March 10, 2015

This week we are finishing up our work with Lewis and Clark. We are also finishing our native art. On Thursday we are heading to the Oregon Children’s Theatre to see the play Timothy Failure. If you signed up to chaperone, plan to be at school, ready to go by 8:45. We will be...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

March 10, 2015

I must say that I had no idea about the time change early Sunday morning. By the looks of several sleepy faces Monday, I was not the only one thrown off by an hour less sleep! On the positive side, the extra afternoon sunshine has been a welcome start to the new week. Our...
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News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

March 9, 2015

“What Is It Made Of?” is our Unique Learning System Science unit this month. We are learning about the three basic types of matter: solids, liquids, and gases. New vocabulary has been introduced in writing packets and by playing Vocab Bingo. This week we will do an activity where we put three types of...
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Room Twenty-Two

March 9, 2015

We have a lot going on right now in Room 22!  With two weeks until Spring Break, we are wrapping up quite a few units of study so that we are able to start on new material after the break. Next Tuesday will be the math post-test on Unit Four.  This week, students are...
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Ms. Camille’s Class Notes 3-9-15

March 9, 2015

It has been a beautiful, busy week! We have enjoyed our sunny recess times! On Tuesday, we visited the Lewis garden for a “Listening Walk.” We closed our eyes and counted how many different bird calls we could hear. New Student! Please help us in welcoming Jason and his family to our community. Reading...
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Class Notes for March 9-13, 2015

March 8, 2015

I Am Malala (Young Reader’s Edition) is our current read aloud and it is getting rapt attention from the class. This is the inspiring autobiography of the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan was shot by the Taliban in 2012 for speaking and writing about her right...
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Room Twenty-Twp

March 4, 2015

On Friday, students learned how to measure angles using protractors. It was a lot of fun and we will continue to practice this week. We will also be learning how to find the measure of an interior angle of a triangle when two angles are given. This is my favorite math unit to teach...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

March 3, 2015

In Room 23 we are busily working on several projects! We are finishing up our Native American art pieces. In math, we have started to focus on angles. Students seem to have a good base knowledge of angles, which is great! We have been watching a lengthy, but really well done movie about the...
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Ms. Camille’s Class Notes

March 3, 2015

Storyline News: This week we wrap up our Giant Tree Storyline. We are finishing our portfolios which will be books documenting the Storyline. Math: This week we play a new math game called Race You to 15 cents. Students work with pennies and nickels. Recognizing that a nickel is equal to five cents and calling coins...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Graders

March 3, 2015

Welcome to our first March 2015 version of classroom notes for Room 17. I find it encouraging that the mornings are getting a bit brighter each day, and it is not quite so dark when I walk home in the afternoon. There is a quince bush in full bloom along my route and it...
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Class Notes for March 2-6, 2015

March 2, 2015

We are wrapping up division for a while and head into the land of fractions for the next couple of weeks. The class will focus on adding, subtracting, and understanding equivalences between fractions. We will review long division from time to time in class, but practice at home is still a good idea. We...
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News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

March 2, 2015

Last week we wrapped up our unit on My State History, and students are now sharing their state reports. For Writing and Art, students are finishing their “Favorite Things” passages, and most everyone has finished taking pictures for the project. Now we are putting it all together in Google Docs. For Math, some groups...
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News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

February 25, 2015

For Writing and Art we are still working on our “Favorite Things” project. Many students have taken pictures of their favorite things, and they are working on combining the pictures with their passages using Google Docs. Some students have started sharing their photos and drafts of their passages. We also painted glaze on our...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

February 24, 2015

BOOK REVIEWS ARE DUE FRIDAY!! Each month, I give daily reminders, I hold my breath and cross my fingers and hope that this month everyone will get their work turned in on time. Unfortunately, this has not happened, so I need YOUR help! Please offer your child whatever support they need to get their...
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