February 19, 2018

Week of April 23 – 26

This week in class students will be continuing their study of bridges.   It has been amazing to listen to Mr. Clark present information to the kids.  The conversations that they have during the presentation are simply incredible.  I think that we might have a few engineers in the group!  Just ask them about the main types of bridges and to show you the elements that make up a bridge.  You will be AMAZED at what they know in just one week!

On Tuesday, April 24 our class will be traveling up the Gorge to view Latourelle and Shepperd’s Dell Bridges.  We will then continue up the highway to Cascade Locks to observe the Bridge of the Gods.  The purpose of this field trip is to see first hand the elements of bridges so close to our homes and school.  Everyone will need a sack lunch and snack for our trip.  We will leave at 8:30 am and return around 1:30 pm.  There is no limit on chaperones for this trip.  If you requested to come along, you are in!

We will be participating in the Battle of the Books on Thursday at 2:30 pm.  We had a “bye” week last week. Some students have been a bit more diligent in reading the specific books for the battle and hopefully more will join us.  Mrs. Chiu has been kind enough to gather some personal CD players for kids to help with reading the more difficult books.

We completed the second round of state testing last week.  We will be providing additional support for those students that have not yet achieved a passing score and then giving the final round of the test in about three weeks.  For some kids continued reading at school and at home will help continue their progress, some just need to review some of the vocabulary that the state uses on the test to help them understand what is being asked, and for some our goal is to just get a point or two higher than the last time.  Some good news is that all of our fifth grade students achieved a passing score in reading and in science!


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