August 24, 2017

Feb. 20 Mrs. Shaw and Mrs. Wold

This newsletter is from last week.  We had a brief computer glitch that prevented us from posting it.

We grappled with some pretty big ideas this week.  One of them was “Who really owns nature?”  This question came from a discussion about Celilo Falls becoming flooded when The Dallas Dam was built.  Celilo Falls was a native settlement and important fishing ground for thousands of years. However, as the population grew, many people saw a need for hydro-electricity and irrigation resources.   Half of the class made a case for saving Celilo Falls, the other half argued to build the dam.  We presented to a    5-kid panel of judges who voted 4-1 in favor of saving the falls.  However, we know that in real life things turned out differently.

     Every primary class has a story board in or outside their room.  All year we’ve been adding to it and modifying it to reflect our story of the human history of our area.  This week we added cabins, roads, wagons and replaced some trees with stumps and farms.  We also began removing Chinook people to show the changing population.  We’ve covered a lot of history this year!IMG_6244 IMG_6245 IMG_6246 IMG_6247 IMG_6248 IMG_6249 IMG_6250 IMG_6251 IMG_6252 IMG_6253 IMG_6254 IMG_6255 IMG_6256 IMG_6257 IMG_6258 IMG_6259 IMG_6260 IMG_6261 IMG_6262 IMG_6263

     Next week the teachers are making progress reports.  For the past couple weeks, we’ve been doing a lot of assessment in order to give you the most up-to-date information.  We do not schedule conferences in the spring, but please contact us if you’d like to meet personally about your child.

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.