Notes from Mr. Post’s Classroom

January 13, 2015

The class is enjoying the Unique Learning System unit called “Staying Healthy”. We have done read-alouds and activities about being healthy. We have read about topics like why it’s important to get a good night’s sleep, how to move and stay active, and about how different kinds of food give our bodies different kinds...
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Ms. Camille’s Kindergarten

January 12, 2015

Storyline News: This week we begin to explore what kinds of animals might be found in or around a Douglas Fir tree. This morning we were surprised to find that someone/something had made several holes in the bark of our classroom tree. We think a woodpecker made the holes but we don’t know what...
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Room 24 Class Notes for January 12-16, 2015

January 11, 2015

The passengers of Room 24 set sail for the New World this week. It’s going to be a long trip, so everybody needs to pack everything needed for the journey across the Atlantic. There will be no stopping at trading posts or going back if something is forgotten. In this simulation students will choose a...
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Room Twenty-Two

January 11, 2015

I will be away this week from Tuesday to Friday in Atlanta for a conference. The conference is run by the non-profit Young Audiences, and it will be an opportunity for me to learn another writing curriculum like the “Authors and Actors” unit that I taught this fall. When I return to Portland, I...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

January 6, 2015

Welcome to a brand new shiny year! It was such a delight to see all those sweet, sleepy faces waiting at the door Monday morning. After hearing tales of Winter Break, it sounds as if families spent many enjoyable hours together. A big thank you to the students and their sponsors who helped make...
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News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

January 6, 2015

Well I hope that everyone had a good winter break and has returned refreshed. We are starting a new Unique Learning System unit called “Staying Healthy”. We will learn about ways to be healthy including being active, exercising, eating right, getting enough sleep, staying clean, and not spreading germs. This week we did a...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

January 6, 2015

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a restful, relaxing and fun-filled break! It was so nice for me to have some down time with my family. I am excited to be back and it feels like the kids are happy to return to school; tired, but happy! We are all readjusting to getting...
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Music and Tech Notes – January 5

January 5, 2015

I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing winter break. We are about to hit the ground running these next two weeks. On Thursday the 3rd grade recorder club will have it’s first meeting before school. The Boomin’ Beats will also be meeting for the first time Friday after school. And Starting next Monday...
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Classroom Notes 1-5-15

January 5, 2015

Happy New Year! I hope that you had a fun winter break. It was so nice to see the kids this morning. I missed them! This week, we will spend time reconnecting and reviewing routines and expectations so that everyone has a smooth transition back into school. A Few Highlights for this Week: Writing:...
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Class Notes for January 5-9, 2015

January 4, 2015

Welcome to 2015! Let’s hope it’s a good one for everybody! We will start out the new year with a new unit of study that looks into the early colonization of North America. The unit is similar to what students kid last year when we studied the Oregon Trail. In this simulation students become colonists—thinking...
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