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January 5, 2016

Happy New Year!  I hope you and your family had a wonderful break.  I went to San Antonio, Texas, to visit my family.   We did lots of hiking, baking, reading, playing games, and of course, went to see the new Star Wars movie (as your children know, I was a Star Wars fanatic...
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News from Mr. Post’s Classroom 12-13-15

December 16, 2015

Last week we started our Unique Learning mini-unit on “Our Holiday Traditions”. We have been learning about different winter holidays that people celebrate around the world. We also made a paper chain of statements about each of our own winter holiday traditions. For writing, students are each writing a short passage about one of...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

December 15, 2015

Just a few days until break! I think we are all ready for a bit of down time. In the mean time we are busy wrapping up work in Room 23! Students are busy finishing their final drafts of their graphic novels. They are on display in the classroom, if you’d like to stop...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

December 15, 2015

This is our final update from Room 17 for the year 2015! It is hard to believe that 73 days of third grade have passed by already. This final week before the Winter Break has already been filled to the brim with assignments and activity! Your children are doing a first-rate job of rising...
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Room Twenty-Two

December 14, 2015

Since it is the last week of school before Winter Break, we are very busy! Here’s what is happening/has happened: Monday: The Portland Opera came and gave the whole school a great performance! Anne Rutherford, actress-in-resident, came to help students get ready for our event on Thursday. Tuesday: Students took their math test on...
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Room Twenty-Two

December 8, 2015

It’s pouring out there!  I hope you and your family are staying safe and as dry as possible in this wild weather.  Thanks for sending your kids to school all bundled up- we’re trying to get outside for recess as much as possible in those slightly more dry moments. Mr. Raymond has been teaching...
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Ms. Sarah Kohn

December 8, 2015

What a week! I have never seen this much rain! So far we have been lucky, in that we have been able to catch a break outside to have a quick run-around in between downpours. These last two weeks before winter break are very busy. We are working to finish our graphic novels. This...
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News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

December 8, 2015

Last week we wrapped up our “Load ‘Em Up” theme. Students finished writing about their favorite kind of vehicles and are sharing them with the class. Also, our classroom maps are completed and on display in the hallway near Room 7. For Math, most students are working on skip counting, multiplication and division; others...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

December 8, 2015

Thanks so much to all those who supported Room 17’s efforts to raise money for Mercy Corps: we purchased chickens, a bee hive, food for a child, a soccer ball, and a community garden! It was lovely to see you at the Holiday Bazaar. Because of your generosity, we collected over $205 and sold...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

December 2, 2015

Happy December! I’m having trouble believing that it is already December; except the cold weather is a constant reminder! Speaking of which, please help your child remember to bring/wear warm clothing; including coat, gloves and hats! We are outside unless it is raining hard and lately kids are not comfortable. We have 3 full...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

December 1, 2015

It was marvelous to see all the bright, shiny, well-rested children first thing Monday morning! After ten minutes of Typing Club, and after reading and responding to a non-fiction story from Newsela, students opened their Google Docs to write about the Thanksgiving weekend. Since Google Docs can be accessed from any number of places,...
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News from Mr. Post’s Classroom 11-30-15

December 1, 2015

We hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving, and enjoyed their extra days off. Students brought home letters to share with their families about the five things they are thankful for. Last week at school we enjoyed walking to Safeway and buying all the fixin’s for a Thanksgiving feast in Room 7. This week, groups...
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Room Twenty-Two

November 30, 2015

I hope you and your family had a fabulous Thanksgiving!  I really enjoyed the sunshine and spent a lot time outside with people that I love.  It’s getting really cold outside so please make sure to send your child to school with a warm jacket, gloves, and a hat! The Unit 2 math test...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

November 24, 2015

This is a short week. I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of you for all you do to support your children, love them well and help them each day to do their best. There is much to be grateful for in this life. At times we can look around the...
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News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

November 24, 2015

We have been learning about different types of maps, and last week students started working in groups to each make a map of the Room 7 classroom. First we looked at a sample map of a classroom and talked about what types of objects are shown on the map: doors, windows, desks, chairs, shelves,...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

November 24, 2015

We made the most of these three days before the holiday break! A majority of students have completed their Theory of Knowledge expository essays. They are illustrated and feature a marvelous page about the author with utterly charming self-portraits. The essays will be bound into books and proudly displayed in Room 17; please feel...
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Room Twenty-Two

November 24, 2015

It’s hard to believe it is nearly Thanksgiving!  We are in the midst of wrapping up quite a few units in the next few weeks so that we are able to start with fresh material in the new year. Students will have their Unit 2 Math Test on multiplication strategies next Tuesday.  Mr. Raymond...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

November 17, 2015

It has been a while since we have had notes from Room 23! Time is flying! Camp was so great. Along with incredible learning experiences, we got to enjoy the bonding of our 5th grade community and all the fun that camp offers! Thank you for entrusting your children to us. This week we...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

November 17, 2015

I hope everyone was able to spend some quality time over the Veteran’s Day holiday, enjoying being with loved ones. We were delighted to welcome Mathew in our classroom on Thursday. He already has a strong connection to Lewis as his grandmother works in the cafeteria with Maria! Students are being the experts in...
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Room Twenty-Two

November 17, 2015

It’s been a challenging and emotional week for many of us due to events in the United States and around the world. The protests on U.S. College Campuses and the attacks in Paris are very complicated issues for adults and I do my best to find ways to discuss them with your children that...
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News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

November 16, 2015

This month’s Unique Learning System unit is “Load ‘Em Up”. We have been learning about different types of transportation, and how we transport goods from place to place. We have also been learning about different types of maps and associated vocabulary including legend, compass rose, latitude, longitude, scale, and landmarks. Speaking of landmarks, we...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

November 3, 2015

That was on seriously rainy long weekend! Even so, in sharing our news through Google docs, many families found creative ways to enjoy their time together. That included watching students present their Theory of Knowledge projects on YouTube via our classroom blog. One parent commented that she was able to watch her child present...
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