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Room 10 News

February 18, 2014

Greetings! Room 10 is all abuzz these days, excited about our second week of Drama Literacy with Michael Wehrli and Laura Hill. This week they started working on the plays that will be presented next month. The kids received their scripts this week, either an adaptation of author Shel Silverstein’s “Monsters I’ve Met” or...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

February 18, 2014

What a week! What a month! February is shaping up to be one crazy month! I am more than ready to have a calm, uneventful remainder of the month. Because of all the craziness, there is not a homework packet this week. I will most likely send home at least one night of homework...
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Ms/ Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

February 18, 2014

I think every one of us is looking forward to getting back to a regular school routine! Thank you for all the support and encouragement during this challenging time. Your children inspire me every day. This week our main story is a fascinating biography about Gertrude Ederle. In 1926, at the age of 19,...
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February 19

February 18, 2014

Hello, families–we had an incredible week!  Tuesday was our garden day with Teacher Kathleen.  The children planted bulbs in the garden and learned about the parts of a flowering bulb.  Half the class goes to garden at one time, while the other half works on writing or math.  This week we departed from that–the group...
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News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

February 18, 2014

Last week for Art, students made Valentine card holders out of empty cereal boxes. They covered them with red paper and decorated them with foamy stickers and markers. All students from Room 7 enjoyed Valentine celebrations both in our class and their mainstream classes. In Room 7, on Valentine’s Day, we also did “Conversation...
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Room Twenty-Two

February 17, 2014

Who knows what this week will end up looking like. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed that the Teacher’s Union and the PPS Board of Directors are able to resolve things in a way that is best for students. We had a really great week last week. The field trip was an absolute blast....
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Classroom Notes February 11, 2014

February 11, 2014

What a strange week! I hope that your family had some fun in the big snowstorm. Our week was short but full of Art! Concert: We went to see the Portland Youth Symphony. It was a great show and the balcony of the Arlene Schnitzer was a very fancy place to sit! School Play:...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

February 11, 2014

I hope you all enjoyed the surprise snowy weather and the break it brought all of us! I absolutely love the snow, but I must admit, I was very happy to be back at school yesterday! Because of the break, our homework is out of synch. I let the kids know that this week’s...
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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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