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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

October 21, 2014

I received excellent news on last week when students were in Music. Our project to purchase eight new Chromebooks for Room 17 was funded through Chevron and the Fuel for our Schools program! Not only that, on the very same day, the items were procured and shipped off to Lewis. The computers arrived Monday!...
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Room Twenty-Two

October 20, 2014

It is hard to believe October is almost over. Parent Teacher conferences are next week and I really look forward to seeing you all then! It will be a great opportunity for us to discuss your child’s successes and where we want to go from here. Just a reminder that due to conferences there...
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Room Twenty-Two

October 20, 2014

It is hard to believe October is almost over. Parent Teacher conferences are next week and I really look forward to seeing you all then! It will be a great opportunity for us to discuss your child’s successes and where we want to go from here. Just a reminder that due to conferences there...
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Classroom Notes 10-20-14

October 20, 2014

I have placed a volunteer sign up sheet outside of the classroom. If you are interested in volunteering in the classroom, please take a look! Math: We continue to learn how to identify, describe and construct shapes. We learned a new partner game called, “Hungry Caterpillars.”After assessing students, I am excited to report that...
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News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

October 20, 2014

Last week for Writing, students worked on their Shadow Project goal-setting booklets. These goals are based on what they came up with with their families last month, and include ones like becoming better readers, writers, and mathematicians. Some students have goals related to personal interests, like sports or computers. This week students are finishing...
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Class Notes for Oct. 20-24, 2014

October 19, 2014

What a busy week we had! With Run for the Arts, the Drama residency, a very cool Reed College College Science lesson on motion, and starting up our blogs, the kids and I have been busy. We are gearing up for our trip to Bonneville Dam and Fish Hatchery on Monday, Oct. 27. Thank...
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Room 10 News

October 15, 2014

Yesterday’s Run for the Arts was a great success. The kids ran their hearts out, had a lot of fun, and felt so much pride. Many thanks to those of you who were able to help out – on the sidelines and behind the scenes! If your child is still collecting pledges, they are...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

October 14, 2014

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you all had a restful morning with our late opening. Yesterday we had a big day with Run for the Arts! The kids did an amazing job running. You all should have gotten back your pledge forms. As soon as you have collected your money, please return to me,...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

October 14, 2014

We were fortunate to have Mr. Lauer explore our MakerBot 3D printer with ½ classes during Gardening on Monday. It is amazing to envision the kind of creations this generation will provide. A second thank you to Tenaya’s dad Max for putting together this month’s Scholastic book orders. One student was especially excited since...
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Room Twenty-Two

October 13, 2014

Run for the Arts was yesterday and it was a blast! It was great to see everyone getting active. A big thank you to all the parents and grandparents who came in to help with our topographical maps on Thursday. They look great so far and are in the process of drying in the...
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Classroom Notes 10-13-14

October 13, 2014
Classroom Notes 10-13-14

Highlights of the Week and Upcoming Events: Field Trip Oct 21st to Kruger’s Farm on Sauvie Island. Permission slips have gone home. We can take 3 chaperones on the bus. Others who would like to chaperone are welcome to attend but will need to drive/carpool. Thank you!! As the rainy time begins, please remember...
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Notes from Mr. Post’s Classroom

October 13, 2014

Last week we started learning about the sun and each of the planets in our solar system. We have been watching BrainPop videos and taking their quizzes (as a class), then reading about and coloring each planet in a Solar System Coloring Book. We will continue this project this week, and also get started...
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Room 24 Class Notes for Oct. 13-17, 2014

October 12, 2014

There is a lot of drama going on in Room 24 these days. Specifically, Michael Wehrli’s Drama class has the kids excited about practicing theater skills and gearing up for an evening performance on Nov. 13. The class will continue to meet every Monday through Thursday with Michael up to the day of the...
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October 7, 2014

In math, we recently wrapped up our unit on Sorting, Patterning and Number and just started a short unit on linear measurement. Early in the week we explored the importance of having standard units of measurement. The kids estimated and measured the length of various things around our school and classroom, using “teacher feet”...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

October 7, 2014

Room 23 is a very busy place this week! On Monday we began a 4 week drama experience with drama teacher, Michael Wehrli. Half the class goes for 30 minutes, M-Th for the next 4 weeks! Today we had picture day! If for some reason you forgot to get your order form in, there...
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Room Twenty-Two

October 7, 2014

I hope you all enjoyed the sunny weather this weekend. In Room 22 we are getting in the flow of working hard. We wrapped up our first math unit on Friday and have been doing review in class this week. The post-test was today, and I am very excited about what I have seen...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

October 7, 2014

It was such a gorgeous weekend that many children wrote about their experience at local pumpkin patches. Between the sunshine, the hayrides, and the doughnuts, it sounded like wonderful times were had. If your child struggles with remembering the details of weekend events, a quick handwritten note on Monday morning might help inspire your...
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Room 2 Classroom Notes 10-6-2014

October 6, 2014

Room 2 students are making great progress learning key routines. They are transitioning smoothly between activities, caring for the classroom materials, and showing concern for each other. I will be putting out a sign up sheet for classroom volunteers next week. Thank you for your support! A Few Highlights of the Week: Calendar Math:...
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Notes from Mr. Post’s Classroom

October 6, 2014

October’s Unique Learning System theme is Early American History. We have been doing some read alouds about what life was like for pilgrims who came to live in colonies in North America. We also learned about how some pilgrims were helped by a Native American named Squanto. We have also started our leveled reading...
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Mr. Colvin’s Class Notes for Oct. 6-9, 2014

October 5, 2014

October is upon us already! It seems impossible that five weeks have gone by already. The class has been busy finishing and presenting our robot stories and planet presentations this past week. We add a new element to the mix this week with the start of a Drama residency with Michael Wehrli. Similar to...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

September 30, 2014

We are officially into our second month of school! My high of the week was coming into the classroom on Monday after P.E. I was in a meeting and the kids walked back to class on their own. As I approached the classroom, I felt nervous to see what I might find. To my...
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September 30, 2014

Rain, dropping temperatures, and muddy boots mark the official start of fall — and, in Room 10, the unofficial start of Reading season! What better time to curl up with a good book? The class continues to build stamina as successful, independent readers, which includes staying in one spot, keeping eyes on the page,...
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