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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

September 15, 2015

It was so great to see so many of you at Back-to-School night last night. Thank you for taking the time to come out. It was wonderful to hear that your children are happy and excited about coming to school each day! If you weren’t able to come, please stop by and say hello...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

September 15, 2015

We were delighted to welcome Brett in our classroom on Friday. The students have been especially helpful teaching the routines and procedures of our days together. That was also the day of our first set of spelling tests, and a great many students have a solid understanding of their spelling patterns. For those who...
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Room Twenty-Two

September 14, 2015

It was great to see so many of you at the Open House last night!  If you weren’t able to make it, please swing by to check out our “Random Autobiography Poems” and self-portraits.  The kids and I are very proud of them! Last Friday we had an awesome afternoon in Room 22!  We...
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News from Mr. Post’s Classroom 9-14-15

September 14, 2015

Last week for Math, students have finished their baseline assessments and we are working on Touch Math counting and adding units. For Writing, students are still working on drafts of passages about school leaders, and most of them will be published and shared with the class this week. Students also started working in their...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

September 8, 2015

We are settling in nicely in Room 23! It helps a lot that most of us our old friends, so we have been transitioning into work routines easily. In class we have been creating very different, but completely fabulous portraits. Those are making their way up in the hall. Also, we have been working...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

September 8, 2015

Welcome back from the holiday weekend! I was delighted to greet everyone on Tuesday morning, and jump right back into the routine of our workweek. In literacy, the main story is entitled, “What About Me.” The fable by Ed Young is tale of a boy who is looking for a little bit of knowledge,...
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News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

September 8, 2015

Last week all of our students got into a good “back to school” groove. For our new students, we made sure that they are familiar with the classroom rules, routines, and expectations. For Math, we worked on money skills and Number Corner baseline assessments last week. Now we are finishing up the assessments and...
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Room Twenty-Two

September 8, 2015

I hope you and your family had a lovely three-day weekend.  Things are moving right along here in Room 22! As I am sure you have noticed, this is the first week of homework.  I sent home a detailed homework policy with your child on Tuesday.  Please make sure you read it over and...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

September 1, 2015

Welcome back and welcome to 5th grade! We have had a really smooth start to our year so far! I realized late last week, that I not only have so many kids who came with me from last year, but there are also many who I may not have taught last year, but I...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

September 1, 2015

Welcome to the first installment of classroom notes for Room 17! We have been spending our days getting to know one another through favorite summer books, Heart Maps (coming to a hallway near you), shared highlights of the workweek, and cooperative songs. The connections abound: just about everyone visited the library this summer; ran...
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Room Twenty-Two

September 1, 2015

We have had an absolutely wonderful start to 4th Grade!  This is such a great group of students and I’m really looking forward to spending the year with them. The first few days we have spent a lot of time playing get-to-know-you activities and learning what 4th grade is all about.  We have been...
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News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

August 31, 2015

Notes from Mr. Post’s Classroom 8-31-15 So it’s a new school year, and for our first few days we have been going over the rules, routines, and expectations. We have welcomed four new students who are getting used to being at Lewis School. Fortunately our ten returning students are setting good examples, and showing...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

June 9, 2015

Boy is it hard to say goodbye. This week is flying by so fast and while we are all ready for a much anticipated break, I wish I could slow the clock down, so we could really enjoy these last two days together. Tomorrow is our final 4th Grade Breakfast. I hope you will...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

June 9, 2015

Thank you to all who donated spare coins and bills to raise over $600 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! It’s an excellent example of how working together and pooling resources makes an impact. Another statement worthy of an exclamation point is: The Portland bridge projects are spectacular! Everyone is truly impressed by the...
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Ms. Camille’s Kindergarten

June 8, 2015

Learning About First Grade As we wrap up our year, we reflect upon our learning and look forward to the upcoming school year. This past week, students brainstormed questions and carried out research about first grade. This has been a truly empowering and joyful experience. I have seen worries melt and transform into excitement!...
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News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

June 8, 2015

Here in Room 7, the class finished their fictional stories and most of them were shared last week and are on display by our door in the hallway. This week some students are performing puppet shows of their stories as well. We also finished writing about our favorite kind of fruits, and fruits we...
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Room Twenty-Two

June 8, 2015

It’s hard for me to believe that these are the last Class Notes for this school year.  It seems not very long ago that I was writing the introductory letter to send to you over the summer.  I was looking back at photos this weekend and it’s amazing how much your children have grown!...
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Class Notes for June 8-11, 2015

June 7, 2015

Wow, what a year! Looking back through the posts on our class blog during the year is a good way to to get a feel for what we did as a class this year. And we did a lot. Starting with the first post in early September and ending with this post, we moved through the...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

June 2, 2015

It’s hard to believe we are just six short days from summer break! We still have so much to do and are working hard each day to get it all done! Today, we had a wonderful time at Jean’s Farm learning about gardening, sampling fresh food and doing some cooking! It was also a...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

June 2, 2015

Welcome to June! Well there is no recap for the Oregon Historical Society since there was confusion regarding transportation: our bus arrived at nine instead of noon due a scheduling issue. I apologize for that! Luckily, our all day field trip downtown was just fantastic! Our guide Peter Chausse is an expert when it...
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Music & Tech Notes – June 1

June 2, 2015

I want congratulate all our student musicians on putting on two great performances last Thursday and Friday. I thought all the groups played marvelously and proved a lot of hard work really pays off in the end. If you were apart of the Band, Violin, and Recorder Club, our year came to an end...
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News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

June 1, 2015

Last Wednesday for our unit on food from plants, we did a survey about favorite fruits. The choice that received the most votes was apples; the second was bananas; and the third was grapes. Then on Thursday we used our measurement skills to make a yogurt, honey, and cinnamon dip for fruit. Students used...
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