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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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Ms. Camille’s Classroom Notes 2-23-15

February 24, 2015

Storyline News How can people, animals and trees live together? Neighbor Visit: Mr. Jones, a character in our Storyline, visited our class to discuss what to do about our Douglas Fir tree which shades his garden. All of us agreed that Mr. Jones reminded us a bit of our principal, Mr. Lauer! • Mr....
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

February 24, 2015

Monday morning brought Reese, a returning student to Lewis! We are excited to have him back in our school family. As students were giving a tour around the room, one person mentioned that we sing during transitions and clean up. At that point, another child hollered, “Yeah! It’s like a musical in here!” That...
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Room Twenty-Two

February 24, 2015

On Monday, Brett Hausman, father of Maya, came to speak to the 4th grade classes about what it is like to grow up Native American in the United States.  He shared about his Cherokee heritage and the history of his people.  We have another Native speaker and storyteller, Ed Edmo, coming in two weeks...
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Class Notes for February 23-27, 2015

February 22, 2015

The Lewis Family Dance on Friday night was a great success! It’s so much fun to play music while people are dancing their hearts out. It’s definitely one of the high points of the year for me. To top it off, over $500 was raised for the Science Camp scholarship fund. Win-win! These next...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

February 17, 2015

I hope you all had a lovely long weekend. We had such a fun Valentine’s celebration on Friday. It was short and sweet! I want to thank Kai’s mom, Genevieve, Thomas’ mom, Sarah, and Maya’s dad, Blake for helping us have a wonderful time! This week feels too short for all that we have...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Graders

February 17, 2015

Welcome to Day 100! It does not seem possible that we have already reached this milestone. Students of Room 17 had the option of dressing as kindergarteners, historical figures, or some unique combination of both. It was a charming. We embraced the joy of day by thinking about what we would look like at...
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News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

February 17, 2015

For our Unique Learning System unit on My State History, we have been learning about states, counties, cities, and neighborhood communities. We have done read alouds about map skills and this week we are learning fun facts about the United States using atlases and Google Earth. For our next Writing project, each student will...
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Room Twenty-Two

February 17, 2015

I hope you and your family enjoyed the lovely, sunny, three-day weekend.  It looks as if we can expect beautiful weather the next few weeks and it makes a big difference here at school to be able to get outside for recess! We had a wonderful time on our field trip to the Oregon...
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Class Notes for February 17-20, 2014

February 16, 2015

It’s starting to feel a lot like spring out there, but the calendar says that’s not officially happening until March 20. Guess we’ll have to put away the sunscreen for a few more weeks. Thanks to parents who contributed goodies for our Valentine’s Day celebration. A good time was had by all. Hopefully there were no...
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Ms. Camille’s Classroom Notes

February 16, 2015

Thank you Volunteers!! What a fun week we have had. Many thanks to the adults who helped out for our field trip and for our Friendship Friday. It means so much to have your help. Thank you also to all of you who assist in the mornings at drop off time. That little extra...
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Room Twenty-Two

February 11, 2015

This is the last week that students will be working on their Native American slide shows. They are currently finishing the final touches and practicing their speeches. Students will begin presenting them to the class on Thursday. As groups present, other students will be taking notes about what they learn. We also began a...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

February 10, 2015

I want to apologize for the change to our Valentine’s celebration! I hope you all heard that it will be this Friday from 12:45-1:30. I think almost all the items are accounted for, but we really could use some help! If you are able to come in for an hour, from 12:30-1:30, that would...
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Ms. Camille’s Kindergarten Notes

February 10, 2015

Friendship Friday This Friday, February 13th, we will do a variety of friendship-themed academic activities throughout the day. This will include making cards. From 2:15-2:45, we will exchange cards and eat snacks. Families are welcome at this time! Bringing Valentine cards is optional. If you would like to bring cards from home, please be...
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