News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

April 20, 2015

Last week Mr. G. did a fun activity for our unit, “It comes from the Earth”. He gave students resource maps, then they went on a scavenger hunt outside our classroom to find samples of resources, like rocks from the “mines”, fish from the “river”, trees from the “forest”, and wheat from the “fields”....
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Room Twenty-Two

April 20, 2015

I hope you and your family have been enjoying the beautiful weather.  I have been trying to get the class outside as much as possible by doing things like working on our writing out in the sunshine. This week in literacy we are starting a new mystery unit.  As a class, we will be...
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Class Notes for April 20-24, 2015

April 19, 2015

I am writing this Sunday night before we head off to Camp Namanu in the morning. We are looking forward to decent weather for most of our time there. I will try to post pictures and updates on the class blog, but I am told cell phone coverage is sketchy up there. This is...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

April 14, 2015

We’re all packed and ready to go! On the Oregon Trail, that is! It has been a busy week for us, learning our characters, creating portraits, wagons and writing two diary entries. The students are fully immersed in their work and are excited to see what adventures are ahead! Along with all that excitement...
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Ms. Camille’s Classroom Notes

April 14, 2015

Poetry: This week we continue to read, illustrate, recite, listen to and write poems.   We wrote Haiku poems about nature. We read poems from Mary O’Neill’s book ‘Hailstones and Halibut Bones.’ These are poems about colors. Each student wrote and illustrated a poem about a favorite color. We had a visit from 3rd grade...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

April 14, 2015

The long weekend delivered many opportunities for excellent writing and storytelling. Not only were the tales entertaining, but many had been written outside of school time, thanks to the ease of accessing individual Google Doc accounts. Paragraphing is an important skill in third grade, and students need to press the return key twice and...
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Room Twenty-Two

April 14, 2015

Report cards are going home on Friday. Please sign the envelope and get it back to me next week. As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. We did our Smarter Balanced Reading test on Tuesday and students took it very seriously. They were focused and did their best,...
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News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

April 13, 2015

April’s Unique Learning System unit is called “It comes from the Earth”. In this unit we are learning about how everything we use comes from the earth’s resources. Last week students played Vocabulary Bingo and watched some Brain Pop videos about resources. For Writing, students are choosing products, finding out what resources they are...
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Class Notes for April 13-17, 2015

April 12, 2015

It’s almost here! “It” being OMSI Science Camp at Camp Namanu next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, April 20, 21, and 23. The kids are really looking forward to this experience and so am I. It’s interesting that during my first year of teaching at Lane (before it was a middle school), I took my 6th-grade...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

April 8, 2015

Happy Wednesday! There’s a lot going on in Room 23! We are busy preparing for the Oregon Trail! Each student is taking on a new persona. Please ask your child who there character is, where they are from, what their profession is, and if they have family. We have been working on portraits, built...
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