February 19, 2018

A Picture Reel

For this week’s newsletter, here’s a compilation of photos highlighting some of our work this fall.


Engaged in a buddy classroom STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) project. Also, fully engaged in professionally lounging.


Isabella reading an excerpt from her personal narrative paper during our Writers Celebration while simultaneously getting ready for gymnastics practice.


Grace reading at the Writers Celebration.


Aiden reading at the Writers Celebration while Alex contemplates if he can get seconds on snack.


Lizzie, who was ready for Christmas before Thanksgiving, reads at the Writers Celebration while Abel tries not to look at the snacks still available.


Olivia giving Anand clearly explicit directions during our Fall Harvest Celebration.


Abigail communicating her intentions directly to her pumpkin.


Focus. Determination. Pumpkins.


Deanna and Braxton soaking up the Vitamin D. We had to drive to Maryhill Museum of Art, all the way in Goldendale, Washington (practically Idaho), to soak up the sun’s rays.


4th/5th grade group photo! Mr. B is pondering why all the other teachers didn’t get in the group photo.


Gettin’ our art on at Maryhill Museum of Art.


Directly battling the notorious East Wind, Hazel experiences what it’s like to be a firefighter in Corbett during Fire Safety Day.

Dan Barnard About Dan Barnard

Dan Barnard hails from the Green Mountain State of Vermont where he grew up skiing, biking, and exploring the nooks and crannies of the woods. He learned to drive on his parents' station wagons, learned to ski at Smugglers' Notch, and developed a love for traveling by participating in school trips to France and New York City. He worked in many jobs ranging from ski instructing to babysitting to an after-school program that helped him decide he wanted to be a teacher.

He enrolled in Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts and earned a BA in Humanities with a focus on history and a concentration in Elementary Education. After working for two years in a suburban Boston community as a fifth grade teacher, he decided to move west to discover the beauty and bounty of Oregon. He worked for four years as a third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade teacher in Mosier, Oregon. While working in Mosier he enrolled in graduate school at Portland State University and earned a MS in Curriculum and Instruction from Portland State University.