February 23, 2018

Trillium Room March 7

This week, we spent a lot of time working on our research reports. The “blue dots” have all chosen one animal to study. The “red dots” are doing a compare/contrast study of the squirrel and raccoon. The children are learning how to assemble information from various sources all into one document. We’ll probably save the finished product for portfolio night (in May), so you’ll have to wait a while to see your child’s research.
We had some super fun special events this week. Hopefully, you’ve already heard about many of them, but here’s the recap:
On Monday, we joined the other primary classes (and a few intermediate classes) for an exciting assembly. The Oregon Zoo brought 7 of their birds of prey to meet us. There were eagles, owls, hawks and even an ibis. Some of the birds flew right over our heads, which was pretty thrilling. Our own Ava L got to try and run faster than one of the hawks. Guess who won. The students had excellent behavior during this assembly and learned a lot about these wonderful birds.
Tuesday was the annual 100th Day Parade. This was the best one ever. It seems that everyone in the district lined the halls to cheer us as we passed by. We went to the charter school, middle school and high school. The noisy spectacle was great fun for spectators and participants alike. Ms. Belesiotis posted some pictures on the class blog Wednesday. Check them out if you haven’t seen them yet.
On Wednesday, we watched an exciting video about what happens when a bear interrupts the filming of a commercial. The kids were howling as they watched it. Here’s the clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxEIe-FCoKM. This kind of ties into our curriculum, as we’re studying animals that live in the gorge. Afterward, we did a great bear art project using hand-painted paper in different shades of browns. These are on display in our hallway.

Kristin Wold About Kristin Wold

This is my 28th year teaching in Corbett. I am incredibly fortunate to have brilliant, energetic colleagues; creative, supportive administrators; and parents who over-whelmingly love partnering with the school to make the best possible opportunities for their kids. I have a great job.
Professionally, my passion is working with emergent readers. I strongly believe that our first priority in teaching reading is to get kids to love books. We need to introduce them to authors and topics they’ll love so they’ll seek out reading for pleasure.
Personally, I have been married for 30 years and have a 16-year-old daughter who attends Corbett. I enjoy traveling, hiking in the gorge, and studying Japanese.