Uncategorized

May 28

May 27, 2014

Hello Room 4 families!  I hope you all had a relaxing Memorial Day weekend.  The children were adorable when they came in Tuesday morning, so eager to write about what they had done over the weekend in their “Weekend News” journal.  Writing their news has been a great way to begin each week, and...
Read More »

Classroom Notes 5-27-2014

May 27, 2014

Storyline Culmination: Our Storyline culmination was really fun! We had a surprise visit from Ms. Lavender herself! This was certainly a thrill! It was great to see how many families were able to attend. Thank you so much to everyone who brought snacks. All of your child’s Storyline work will come home this week...
Read More »

Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

May 27, 2014

I hope everyone had a lovely, relaxing long holiday weekend. Your children arrived eager to be back in school and ready to work! We began with our Morning Work, capturing and sharing the highlights of our time apart. There were camping adventures, new movies to be seen, and several families helping out with Memorial...
Read More »

Room Twenty-Two

May 27, 2014

As we move into our last few weeks of school we have lots to do in Room 22! This week students will take their final EasyCBM. The EasyCBM is the computer-based literacy assessment that we do a few times a year. Students will be tested to see how quickly and fluently they can read...
Read More »

News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

May 27, 2014

Our class has been enjoying Unique Learning System’s Cycle of Life unit. We have been doing many fun activities including an experiment with seeds. In the garden, Ms. Kathleen had students put seeds in one cup of water, in another cup of dirt, and a third cup that will just get sunlight, and we’ll...
Read More »

Mr. Colvin’s Class Notes for May 27-30, 2014

May 26, 2014

We had a little excitement last Friday with the boil-water notice put out by the city in the morning. Water fountains were covered and all students were served milk or juice at lunch if they had brought their own water from home. Volunteers brought around bottled water and cups for thirsty students in the...
Read More »

Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

May 21, 2014

This week in Room 23, we are finishing up a mini-unit on plot-graphs in math. We will start our final unit on algebraic thinking! This has been a lovely week, weather-wise, but I want to encourage students to bring a water bottle, so that they can keep hydrated. Our classroom is one of the...
Read More »

Room 10 News

May 20, 2014

Hello Room 10 families! The kids have been busy this week, diving into their animal research projects and collecting facts. Late last week, everyone had a chance to browse through various resources and select an animal they’d be interested in learning more about. This week we are reviewing and practicing skills such as note-taking,...
Read More »

May 21

May 20, 2014

Greetings to all Room 4 families!  We have continued to enjoy our non-fiction book, “If You Could go to Antarctica.”  The children measured themselves against an Emperor penguin (you can see the results in the hall); learned a song about Antarctica; learned to draw penguins, seals, and whales; and are working on creating and...
Read More »

Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

May 20, 2014

5-21-14 On Monday, I announced that we only had 19 working days of third grade left together! We continue marching forward with our daily tasks. This is the final week of our Scott Foresman curriculum. The last story is entitled Elena’s Serenade, and it is about a young girl who has the unusual ability...
Read More »

News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

May 20, 2014

Thanks to students, parents, and staff who are showing their appreciation for teachers this week, it’s great when you all show you care so much! Last week for our Cycle of Life Unit, we received some Painted Lady caterpillars, and we are watching them grow daily. This week they should start forming their chrysalises....
Read More »

Room Twenty-Two

May 20, 2014

It is hard to believe there is only one month left of 4th grade with this group. We still have lots of fun ahead but also plenty of work to get done! Here’s what we are up to this week: In math we are continuing our work with patterns. Students are analyzing patterns and...
Read More »

Classroom Notes 5-19-2014

May 19, 2014
Classroom Notes 5-19-2014

Storyline News… Theft! Last week, there was a theft in our classroom garden. Most of our vegetables and fruit were stolen but none of the flowers. At first, students brainstormed  ideas for preventing future theft. Then we discovered that the vegetables were stolen by a hungry family. This was sad news. Although this is...
Read More »

Mr. Colvin’s Class Notes for May 19-23, 2014

May 18, 2014

During last week’s heat wave we took advantage of a shade tree on the field to do reader’s theater and read aloud. Room 24 is notorious for being overly warm even in the winter and the cool grass and shade took a welcome edge off the heat. Our current read aloud is the 1911 Frances Hodgson Burnett classic The...
Read More »

Room 10 News

May 13, 2014

Thank you to all of you were able to attend a jam-packed Art Night last week, and kudos to our docents, who took such pride in their work and did a terrific job explaining the art. This week we’re excited to deepen our study of habitats. Today we were lucky to have Sean, a...
Read More »

Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

May 13, 2014

I hope all you mothers enjoyed your gifts! Kids worked so hard to make you a gift that showed their love and gratitude. This week in Room 23 we are finishing up our math unit on decimals and fractions. We had our end of unit assessment yesterday. We will now move into our final...
Read More »

May 14

May 13, 2014

It was exciting to see the halls of the school turned into art galleries last week, and to have those halls fill up with visitors for Art Night.  The turnout was great, and the evening was such a success!   The children who acted as docents did a fantastic job of standing steadfastly at...
Read More »

Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

May 13, 2014

The days are just flying by in Room 17! This week in literacy, we are enjoying Chris Van Allsburg’s animal fantasy, Two Bad Ants. The author takes on the perspective of two rather naughty ants and the troubles they encounter when separated from the colony. Ask your child why a worker ant has two...
Read More »

Mr. Colvin’s Class Notes for May 12-16, 2014

May 13, 2014

The turnout for Art Night was fantastic! Thanks again to Gwynn for helping mount all of the art work and for helping to put it up. Our docents made me proud the way they took their job so seriously and shared their knowledge of the art work with anybody who passed by. We will...
Read More »

News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

May 12, 2014

First I want to thank all the student docents who explained our projects on Art Night, and thanks to the families who came as well. As usual it was a big hit, especially our stop-motion animations. Also a big thanks to Jackie Henry, who volunteers in our classroom and helped students with the paper...
Read More »

Classroom Notes 5-12-2014

May 12, 2014
Classroom Notes 5-12-2014

              Art Night Docents… Art Night was lovely and the docents did a fantastic job! Thank you so much to all the people who helped with this special event. If you didn’t get a chance to come, treat yourself to a walk around the school to see all...
Read More »

Room Twenty-Two

May 12, 2014

It was so nice to see so many of you last week at Art Night! The docents did a wonderful job and I was very impressed with their composure. The art will be up in the hall for a few more weeks, so if you have not had a chance to see it yet,...
Read More »



Uncategorized