February 20, 2018

Week Two

Well another week has come and gone.  Each day we are all getting used to our routines and expectations our of school day.

This week we started our new music rotations.  About ten students are away at band or Funky Monkeys while twenty are still in class working diligently on their math.  This has given me more time to spend with our Math 3 students as they learn how to read the lessons, practice the problems, and then do a daily lesson.   Next week we will have a couple more volunteers begin and that will help even more.

We also met our buddies from Mrs. Wold’s class this week.  We helped them with their community project.  They had to name four different communities that they were apart of.  We enjoyed our time together and look forward to next Tuesday afternoon!

During writing and reading this week we have been discussing Native American legends.  We read a couple different legends.  Our main focus has been on the legend of the Bridge of the Gods.  As with many stories that has been passed down over the years, there tend to be more than one different version.  Our legend was written by Ella Clark who was a US Forest Service employee in the 1950s.   After reading her retelling, we wrote down the events that happened in order.  We are now working with a partner to write our own version of the legend keeping the same characters and order of events.  Some partners are already working on their final draft and will soon be sharing their books with their buddies from Mrs. Wold’s class.

We continue our learn about energy and matter in science.  This week we looked about how energy can be converted from one form to another.

Looking forward to next week,

Michelle

 

Michelle Dawkins About Michelle Dawkins

My husband and I have lived in Corbett since 1983 and I have taught at Corbett Grade School since 1994. Chris and I loved having our children grow up in the community of Corbett. They both received a great education and made many life long friends while attending school here. Both Steph and Joe graduated from Corbett. Joe is a graduate of Oregon State University and Steph has graduated from Linfield College and completed her MBA at University of Tennessee. Chris and I are extremely proud of our children! Both are enjoying life and share our love of nature.

"If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in." ~Rachel Carson