This episode of our weekly notes is brought to you in part by the students of Room 17. Things we loved: “I like predicting the next fraction in Number Corner, and playing the Spinner game. Comparing fractions is not easy, but good for our brains. It was great to do Cafeteria Duty, serving the food and cleaning tables. In Art, I liked making the cities using all the shapes. Knocking down each other’s pins in PE was awesome. It was fun when Mr. J taught us clapping patterns in Music. Listening to our numbers song on the CD was so cool!” Things the children want to work on: “I’m going to keep personal remarks to myself. I am not sitting next to my friends during SSR so I won’t be tempted to talk. I need to worry about myself and not everyone else. It was pretty much a disaster with the sub since a lot of people were chatting, annoying each other, and distracting the teacher, so we have to learn to focus even if Ms. Kennedy isn’t here. I need to follow the directions the first time: I know! It’s Day 127! What am I thinking?!”
This week, third grade launches our unit on Portland, complete with a letter from the Oregon Historical Society. A most interesting box arrived, and it in, mystery artifacts. Ms. Davis and her class joined us for a Painting Paper Factory, preparing for the collaborative mural posted between our rooms. Since the weather cooperated, in PE we played the classic Red Light, Green Light on the fields. We also had our final Reed College Science class where we…dissected frogs! Ask about that one after dinner is finished. Tuesday after lunch we had our class photo, and I can’t wait to see the results. Permission slips were sent home for three upcoming field trips; please sign those and return as soon as possible. Volunteers are needed & greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!