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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Music & Tech Notes – March 31

March 31, 2014

Welcome back. I hope everyone had a restful Spring Break. April is here, and so starts a packed spring schedule. This is the last week for Ms. Rotwien’s 4th graders and Ms. Speer’s 5th graders in the tech lab. We’ve spent the first three weeks working with coding, both at Code.org and creating with...
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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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Room 10 News

March 18, 2014

We are in the midst of another busy, fun-filled week in Room 10! Tuesday’s field trip to see the play Zombie in Love was a big success. It was a beautiful day to be downtown Portland, and we all enjoyed the show. Thank you to those of you who were able to join us...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

March 18, 2014

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful week. In Room 23 we are busy wrapping up all our loose ends before we leave for break. Because of Taiko, we have had some extra time, as music has been cancelled. Reed College is also on break and we are busy filling...
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March 19

March 18, 2014

Hello, Room 4 families!  Our highlight this week has been our Taiko drumming classes, with instructors from the group “Portland Taiko.”  Taiko is a disciplined Japanese art form performed on large standing drums.  The lessons of Taiko build from the ideas of Respect, Cooperation, and Perseverance.  The children took to it right away, and...
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