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Ms.Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

May 6, 2014

What an adventure we had on Friday morning, as we trekked out to Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery first thing, even before our daily Morning Work. The students of Room 17 were remarkably respectful every step of the way. Our class received compliments form bus drivers, fellow passengers, and our tour guide. All year, we...
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News From Mr. Post’s Classroom

May 6, 2014

Last week we wrapped up our Unique Learning System unit on Money. We all took a survey of our favorite type of store and the choices were grocery store, dollar store, department store, and toy store.  Some students predicted that the most popular would be toy stores, but it actually tied with department stores....
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Classroom Notes 5-5-2014

May 6, 2014

  Art Night: Thursday, May 8th is Art Night! Please help your student sign up if they’d like to be an Art Night docent. This is optional. Whether your student is a docent or not, please come and share this fun night with us! Math: We continue to learn about estimating and measuring length....
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Room Twenty-Two

May 6, 2014

Art Night is this Thursday, May 8th. The students have been working hard on their pieces and are looking forward to sharing them with you! It is a special night at Lewis and I look forward to seeing you all there. On Tuesday, students completed the OAKS State Math test. I am so proud...
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Mr. Colvin’s Class Notes for May 5-9, 2014

May 4, 2014

Art Night on Thursday, along with its accompanying musical performances by Mr. Jamesbarry’s after-school groups, is the highlight of the week. Each year, the halls come alive with student creations and Room 24 will put its best foot forward with some wonderful oil pastels done by the class under the guidance of Dana. We...
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Room 10 News

April 29, 2014

Spring has sprung! We are certainly enjoying the warming temperatures and beautiful weather this week. If possible, please send a water bottle to school with your child to help beat the heat. In literacy this week we are studying informational text features, such as table of contents, captions, diagrams, glossary, and index. After looking...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

April 29, 2014

Hold on to your hats, it’s getting hot around here! With the shift in weather, I highly recommend sending a water bottle with your child. This week we are busy preparing for OAKS math, which will be next week. Homework this week reflects that. We will be performing OAKS next Wednesday in the morning,...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

April 29, 2014

The sun is shining and lawns are being mowed all around the neighborhood. All of this on the final day of April. The class is very much looking forward to Friday’s field trip to Lone Fir Cemetery! We will bring lightweight paper and black crayons, and each students will be encouraged to create several...
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Room Twenty-Two

April 29, 2014

This week in Room Twenty-Two is all about math! We are spending our mornings reviewing 4th grade math concepts and vocabulary and we are spending our afternoons working on our decimals unit. Why so much math, you ask? Next Tuesday, May 6, students will be taking the OAKS State Math Test. Additionally, students are...
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April 30

April 28, 2014

Greetings to all the families.  We’ve had some gorgeous weather lately, which has been wonderful.  The children love to play outside!  We’ve also had fun reading some classic tales–”The Three Billy Goats Gruff” and “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.”  We’ve read “The Billy Goats” enough times now that the children almost know it by...
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Classroom News 4-28-2014

April 28, 2014
Classroom News 4-28-2014

Highlights of the Week Math: We are estimating and measuring the length of objects using non- standard units. We are also learning a new game called, ‘Count and Compare Unifix Cubes.’ In this game, students use counting strategies (other than counting by 1s) such as recognizing objects grouped by 5s and 10s and counting...
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News From Mr. Post’s Classroom

April 28, 2014

This week for our Unique Learning System’s “Where Can I Buy It?” unit, students are writing about something they have each bought with their own money, or would like to save up to buy. They are describing the item, where they can buy it, how they got the money to spend, and how they...
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Mr. Colvin’s Class Notes for April 28-May 2, 2014

April 27, 2014

The highlight of last week was Dana Katz’ art lesson on Friday. Dana presented information to the students about the still life genre throughout history, then the students chose a style/artist to work in (Baroque, Picasso, or Lichtenstein) and created their own interpretation of a still life in the classroom. The finished results will...
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Room 10 News

April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day! Earlier this week, the students read Chris Van Allsburg’s “Just a Dream”, a story in which Walter, a young litterbug with little regard for the environment, has a dream about the future. The future isn’t quite the wonderful robot-filled world he’d imagined. Rather, it’s a polluted, unhealthy place. When Walter returns...
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April 23

April 22, 2014

Hello, families!  We’ve had another busy week in Room 4.  The most exciting part was our science activity–growing wheatgrass in empty eggshells.  The children enjoyed each part of the process–planting, watering, observing, journaling.  Wheatgrass grows so quickly that we could see changes not just from one day to the next, but even in a...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

April 22, 2014

“Oregon, or Bust!” should be our motto in Room 23! We are making our way through The Great Plains and learning that the land here is dry and dusty! Our fates for this round will happen Friday and who knows what challenges lie ahead! Along with Oregon Trail, we have been busy preparing for...
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News From Mr. Post’s Classroom

April 22, 2014

Last week we did some Science activities with a “super-strong” neodymium magnet. One afternoon we reviewed magnetic properties by watching a BrainPop video, then we touched the magnet to various items in the classroom and made a list of things that stuck and did not stick. The next day we did a “Magnetic Money...
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Ms.Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

April 22, 2014

It was a fantastic Friday morning for a stroll to Reed College and back. The parental support was superb. A special thanks to Darby’s dad, Aaron; Gemma’s dad, Chauncey (who joined us even though his daughter could not!) Max’s dad, Dennis; Tory’s future dad, Al, and Tru’s dad, Bryan. They were all troopers, and...
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Room Twenty-Two

April 22, 2014

Students completed the OAKS Reading test and did very well! I am proud of them for their focus and perseverance. We will be taking the OAKS Math test the week of May 5th, so the homework the next two weeks will be predominantly math focused. Students will receive two pages of math homework each...
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Mr. Colvin’s Class Notes for April 21-25, 2014

April 21, 2014

I was fortunate to be able to work with the school play these past few weeks. Although my role was mostly behind the scenes helping with logistics and such, I was around the actors and musicians quite a bit this past week. Room 24 was represented well by Franny and Emmy up on stage...
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Classroom News 4-21-2014

April 21, 2014
Classroom News 4-21-2014

Highlights of the Week Writing: Students chose an unfinished story to share with a partner. Partners learned how to ask two questions about things that might be missing or unclear in a writer’s story. The writer used these questions to help them improve the story by adding important details. We continue to work on...
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Mr. Colvin’s Class Notes for April 14-18, 2014

April 15, 2014

The trip to Ft. Vancouver was a resounding success! Thanks to our excellent chaperones who accompanied us. I’m posting some pictures with this week’s Class Notes, so take a look if you get a chance. The students in the class have written about their experiences and I hope to get them posted on the...
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