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News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

September 29, 2014

Last week we had a great time doing a science experiment about safety belts. Several students made Lego trucks that could hold a boiled egg. We put each egg in a sandwich bag, then strapped the egg into a Lego truck with tape for a “seatbelt”. Students made predictions whether the eggs would be...
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Classroom Notes 9-29-2014

September 29, 2014

A few highlights of this week:   WE LOVE VELCRO!   Please help your child learn at home how to tie her/his shoelaces if shoes with laces will be worn to school.  This a very important skill for Kindergarten readiness. Thank you for your help with this! • Volunteers: Thank you to everyone who...
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Room 24 Class Notes for Sep. 29- Oct. 3, 2014

September 28, 2014

Thanks to everybody who has signed up for conferences on Signup Genius. I am looking forward to meeting to share (both directions) information about your child. Please fill out the short Science Camp questionnaire at bit.ly/1ATIAF0 if you haven’t already done so. The fifth-grade team needs to know how much fundraising is necessary. You can help by...
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September 23, 2014

Our main reading selection this week, Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night, has been a popular one. We’ve been taking a close look at text details that help deepen our understanding when reading fiction, such as specifics about characters, setting, problem, and solution. We’ve also been having a lot of fun exploring new...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

September 23, 2014

I love this group of kids! We are really coming together as a community of learner and it is so fun to be a part of this journey! In the short time we have been together, we are learning to take risks, it’s okay to make mistakes, it is important to take responsibility for...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

September 23, 2014

We are having a splendid time together in Room 17. The children are a delightful bunch, and they are learning the routines and expectations of their new third grade environment. We have begun discussing our three important ideas for the year: Be Bold; Ask Questions; and Persevere. When we talk about being bold, we...
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Notes from Mr. Post’s Classroom

September 23, 2014

So during our third week of school, we have been working on a couple of themes. We have continued Unique Learning System’s Government unit, comparing home and school rules with the laws of a community. We have read articles like “Don’t Text, Don’t Wreck”, which talks about how new laws sometimes need to be...
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Classroom News September 22, 2014

September 22, 2014

What an exciting week! I am thrilled with the hard work and growth that we have shared. • “The First 6 Weeks” We continue to lay the groundwork for our yearlong learning through daily practice of routines and learning behaviors. Most teachers spend at least the first six weeks carefully helping students build a...
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Room Twenty-Two

September 22, 2014

I am back in Portland now and happy to see my students. My sisters wedding was lovely and we all had a wonderful time! It sounds like things went well in my absence. While I was away, the students in Room 22 did their first writing sample and their first EasyCBM. The writing sample...
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Room 24 Class Notes for Sep. 22-26, 2014

September 21, 2014

It was great seeing such a great turnout at Back-to-School Night last Tuesday! I enjoyed chatting with new and former parents. We start two new units of study this week; one on U.S. geography and another on the solar system. I will introduce the units on Monday and Tuesday and we’ll be off and...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

September 16, 2014

It was so great to see so many of you last night at our Open House! I appreciate you taking the time to come in and see the classroom and meet me. If you were not able to join us, please stop by and sign up for a conference time. Also, I would like...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

September 16, 2014

Thank you to all the families who were able to join us at Lewis last night for our annual Open House. It is always a pleasure to open our doors and fill the classrooms with proud parents and children. I noticed students acting as tour guides and experts in the routines and procedures of...
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Room 10 News

September 16, 2014

Check for Understanding is one of the comprehension strategies we’ve been discussing in reading this month. As we read text, it is important to check for understanding. Our second graders are using a new tool called the Check for Understanding bookmark. This bookmark reminds us to retell stories after reading a page or two....
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Room Twenty-Two

September 15, 2014

It was so nice to see so many of you at the Lewis Open House last night! If you were not able to make it, please pop in to sign-up for a fall conference and get a packet about the 4th grade curriculum. Also, make sure to check out our amazing “Random Autobiography Poems.”...
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News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

September 15, 2014

So as our second week went by, our new students are getting more comfortable, and they have a better idea of the rules, routines, and expectations. They are working hard and getting used to being at a new school. Fortunately our returning students are continuing to be good examples, and showing how to make...
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Room 24 Classroom Notes for Sep. 15-19, 2014

September 14, 2014

Week Two went well in Room 24. As I have mentioned, the class is off to a good start and students are showing that they are very capable of being safe, respectful, and responsible, the three main pillars of Lewis School’s behavior plan. One of the high points of the past two weeks was...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

September 9, 2014

Welcome back to school and welcome to 4th grade! I am so excited to be working with this group of children. I can tell already that we are going to have a great year! We have been busy leaning each other, new routines and doing our beginning of the year assessments. It is a...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

September 9, 2014

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 (on display on the bulletin board), shared highlights of the workweek, and one another’s Weekend News. The connections abound: just about everyone visited the library; has...
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Room 10 News

September 9, 2014

The second graders in Room 10 are off to a great start!  We have been spending the past week getting to know each other, establishing classroom rules and routines, and building a caring, supportive learning community. In reading, we are working on choosing “good fit” books for independent reading, building reading stamina, and practicing...
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The First Days of Kindergarten

September 9, 2014

Dear Families: First of all, I want to say how much I enjoyed the short meetings we had last week. It was so nice to meet families and to get to meet each student individually. As a result of the visit and the “tour”, I have seen students beginning the day looking calm and...
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Room Twenty-Two

September 8, 2014

Welcome to 4th Grade in Room 22! We had a great start to school this past week. We spent a lot of time getting to know each other and learning the classroom routines and expectations. I am looking forward to spending the next year with this group of students. They seem to be very...
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Mr. Colvin’s Class Notes for Sep. 8-12, 2014

September 7, 2014

We got off to a great start last week! I am so looking forward to working with each and every one of the members of our class. Thanks for sending such great kids my way. We started out Tuesday with the Great Marshmallow Challenge, a fun activity that brings together students for a common...
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