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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

April 15, 2014

Happy Wednesday! I hope you all are having a lovely week. In Room 23 we are busy at work. We are in our second week of Technology and students love their learning time with computers! We have left on the Oregon Trail and experienced our first fates. We now know how important water is,...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

April 15, 2014

This has been an unusual week for our schedule. Between the OAKS testing, the late opening, the drama presentation, and our walking field trip, our typical routine was nowhere to be found. The long weekend delivered many opportunities for excellent writing and storytelling. Not only where the tales entertaining, virtually all sentences began with...
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Classroom Notes 4-14-2014

April 14, 2014

  Highlights of the Week Storyline: • Our written narratives about planting vegetables in the new raised beds are posted in the hallway. Thank you to our super garden educator, Ms. Kathleen! • We are learning about seeds. Be sure to check out our seed museum. If you have any seeds that you’d like...
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Room Twenty-Two

April 14, 2014

We are taking the OAKS Reading Test next Tuesday and Wednesday, April 22nd & 23rd. This week in class we are doing some test preparation and academic vocabulary review. You may have noticed that there has not been math homework this week and that instead students are reading passages and answering questions. While this...
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News From Mr. Post’s Classroom

April 14, 2014

For our “Where Can I Buy It?” unit, students labeled a map of a shopping mall showing which stores offered goods and which offered services. They also wrote their names in the stores they would like to work in, and wrote $$ in the stores where they want to spend money. They also added...
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April 16

April 12, 2014

We had a wonderful field trip on Wednesday.  The weather could not have been more perfect for a walk through the beautiful neighborhoods between Lewis and Reed College.  The kids loved seeing trees, moss, worms, squirrels, liquidambar seed pods, and all the other natural wonders along the way (a number of spiky pods found...
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Room 10 News

April 8, 2014

Now that we have the water cycle, clouds, and wind under our belts it’s time to move on to STORMS! In science this week, we’ll be taking a close look at how of these weather elements work together to lead to the birth of a thunderstorm and, in extreme cases, hurricanes and tornadoes. As...
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April 9

April 8, 2014

Hello, Room 4 families; the glorious weather continues!  We’ve sure been enjoying all our outside time this week.  The children have been getting along and playing so well together; it’s wonderful to see the many  kindnesses  they show each other over the course of each day, and just how imaginative and creative they are...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

April 8, 2014

We have a short week and a busy week. It is amazing all we get done in a day and a week’s time! When we do our end-of-the-week reflections and I listen to all they have learned, I must admit, I am sometimes stunned by all we do! This week we busily packed for...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

April 8, 2014

Thank you to all the families who provided support to make our third round of Theory of Knowledge projects so engaging. It is very encouraging to see the growth that students have made in creating and presenting something of personal interest. We certainly enjoyed that brief dose of sunshine this week. Springtime is my...
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News From Mr. Post’s Classroom

April 8, 2014

Last week we wrapped up our “Make It Move” unit and students each wrote a passage about something they like to ride. Choices included motorcycles, airplanes, merry-go-rounds, horses, and even a pig! Students are finishing up these passages and will share them this week. They also drew some great pictures of their rides, which...
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Room Twenty-Two

April 7, 2014

Portland is so wonderful on sunny spring days! It looks like it is going to stay nice most of this week, which is great news for our Fort Vancouver field trip on Thursday. Please make sure your child arrives to school by 8:40 AM, as we are leaving promptly at 8:55. Even though it...
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Classroom Notes 4-7-2014

April 7, 2014
Classroom Notes 4-7-2014

Highlights of the Week Learning about Families: Rubi and her dad, Juvenal taught us a folksong in Spanish. It is called El Chorrito. Juvenal is a musician who was born in Mexico. His main instrument is the cello but he plays guitar too. Juvenal sang and played the guitar. Rubi taught us movements for...
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Mr. Colvin’s Class Notes for April 7-10, 2014

April 6, 2014

We started Round One of our Oregon Trail simulation and it was a great success! The students are ready to roll, but there are a few things they need to take care of before they hit the dusty trail that ends in Oregon City. Two things we did last week were the portrait of...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

April 1, 2014

Happy spring! I hope you all had a wonderful break! It is great to be back and to be starting so many fun units. This week we began preparing to leave on the Oregon Trail! Each student will take on a character, and will keep a diary in their voice from their perspective. It...
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Room 10 News

April 1, 2014

Welcome back! We’ve all enjoyed reconnecting after Spring Break and sharing stories about our vacation adventures. This week’s stormy weather has been a perfect complement to our main selection in reading: Helen Keller and the Big Storm. This piece of narrative nonfiction tells the story of a time when Helen Keller was caught in...
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April 2

April 1, 2014

Hello Room 4 families!  I hope you all had a wonderful and restful Spring Break.  It is exciting to be back with the children again, and to see the signs of spring around the school grounds.  The two cherry trees by our Kinder playground looked like popcorn popping!  The children have been busy collecting...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

April 1, 2014

We had a surprisingly calm start to our workweek back at Lewis. Students came in relaxed, happy, and ready to share all the details of their spring break. We heard some very entertaining stories. The Theory of Knowledge projects arrived with students on Monday morning. Everyone is looking forward to delving into them on...
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News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

March 31, 2014

It was great to see everyone again on Monday, and students enjoyed sharing comics that they made about what they did during Spring Break. Before the break, we went on a field trip downtown to see Zombie In Love. Our class also enjoyed four sessions with the Portland Taiko teachers, then performed some of the...
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Room Twenty-Two

March 30, 2014

I hope you and your family had a lovely and relaxing spring break. I am excited to be back and dive into my favorite unit of the school year: The Oregon Trail! This week students will be put into new wagon trains (table groups) in order to start preparing for their journey. They will...
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Mr. Colvin’s Class Notes for March 31-April 4, 2014

March 30, 2014

Welcome back! I hope everybody had a good week off, even if we did nearly break some rainfall records the last few days of the break. We are in need of chaperones for two upcoming field trips. Next Thursday, April 10, we are taking a school bus to Fort Vancouver. We will be gone...
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Classroom Notes 3-31-2014

March 28, 2014

Highlights of the Week before Spring Break: Family Unit: Annika’s mother, Anja, visited us. She answered some of our questions about what it was like going to school as a child in East Germany. We looked at pictures while Anja and Annika shared about the traditional way that Annika’s family celebrated her first day...
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