Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

February 3, 2015

In room 23 we are busy working on lots of art. Our project this week is full of love! We completed a heart, using warm and cool colors and oil pastels. Then we cut them into fourths. We kept one, gave one to our buddy from Room 10, and then shared two. After, we...
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Classroom Notes 2-2-15

February 3, 2015

This week is full of cultural activities! In addition to our Portland Youth Philharmonic field trip on Wednesday see below! Opera: On Tuesday, we attended a school performance by Portland Opera. It was excellent! I also loved watching the students’ faces. They were boisterous in their enthusiasm. Many of them could hardly keep from jumping up...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

February 3, 2015

The weekend was dedicated to working on report cards and going over student work of the second term. Virtually everyone has made impressive gains in their fluency. It is very important that children become comfortable reading aloud. It is an effective way you can ensure that your child is reading every word, and not...
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Room Twenty-Two

February 3, 2015

We are busy bees in Room 22. In writing, students are completing their outlines about “How I Want the World to Change.” We are working on writing a clear topic sentence in our introduction and conclusion to make sure the reader knows what our essay will be about. In literacy, groups are starting to...
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News from Mr. Post’s Classroom

February 3, 2015

Last week we reviewed what we learned about Staying Healthy, including nutrition, being active, and body systems. Our student teacher, Mr. G led a review activity where we looked at different kinds of food, talked about what types of nutrients they have, and then decided what parts of the body the nutrients are good...
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Music & Tech Notes – February 2

February 1, 2015

It’s the start of a new month and the the 3rd quarter of the 2014-15 school year. I can’t believe we are half way done, but here we are. This is quite a big week at Lewis. On Monday our anual school play goes into production. There are 36 fourth and fifth graders in...
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Class Notes for February 2-6, 2015

February 1, 2015

The class did a ton of writing last week. I wanted to get a mid-year look at writing skills, so everybody worked on a short piece of writing, going through the process of prewriting, writing, revising, and editing that is necessary for a finished product. All ships have landed! The four new colonies (New...
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Ms. Sarah’s Classroom Notes

January 27, 2015

We have been busy completing assessments in Room 23! It’s great to see so much growth! Your children are working hard! Humor has been a wildly popular genre this month. I couldn’t help but smile when one of our former reluctant readers shared that she has read 7 books this month! I have seen...
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Ms. Camille’s Classroom News 1-27-15

January 27, 2015

Storyline News The Pileated Woodpecker: A Pileated Woodpecker was first seen in our classroom tree last week. It has made several holes in the trunk of the Douglas Fir. On Monday, we arrived to discover that the woodpecker had made a nest and laid three eggs inside one of the holes! We are all anxiously...
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Ms. Kennedy’s 3rd Grade

January 27, 2015

This week in Literature, we are beginning Unit Four in Scott Foresman, entitled “One of a Kind.” In this week’s story, Wings, a boy is shunned and teased by his classmates, as well as community members, because of his unique look. We discussed how we all become better people by accepting and embracing the...
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