February 19, 2018

I Enjoyed…


This month has sure been crazy. It was great to get back in the rhythm of school, return to the normalcy of our day, and pick up where we left out with our studies of natural disasters in reading, argumentative thesis papers in writing, world geography, math, and fun weekly speaking activities. Here are the highlights of the week, according to the students themselves:

Dylan: I enjoyed recess because we played tag and it was fun.

Brenna: I enjoyed study hall because I was so close to finishing my quiz.

Lizzie: I enjoyed morning meeting because the Password game was fun.

Nick: I enjoyed music because I enjoy playing clarinet

Italy: I enjoyed reading this week because I found a book I actually like.

Mac: I liked Nitro Type because it’s fun.

Olivia: I enjoyed Morning Meeting because we won the Big Cheese Award.

Annie: I enjoyed snacks because they served scones.

Ruth: I enjoyed speaking (activity) this week because we played with the Apples to Apples cards.

Alex D: I enjoyed lunch because it’s good.

Isabella: I enjoyed geography because it’s fun to see what everybody is doing with their thing (continent).

Abel: I enjoyed when Austin came for P.E.

Braxton: I enjoyed playing football.

Brenna: I enjoyed geography because we got a new continent (to study).

Hazel: I enjoyed P.E. because it was really fun playing Dodgeball because the balls weren’t hard.

Aiden: I enjoyed P.E. because I like getting my energy out during school.

Abigail: I enjoyed geography this week because we get to learn about continents and travel the world.

Jacob: I enjoyed recess because I played four square.

Grace: I enjoyed writing because I think it’s really fun to interact with a lot people while you’re doing a topic.

Jordan: I enjoyed Austin coming to play P.E. with us.

Lisa: I enjoyed reading because I liked reading about the natural disasters.

Tim: I liked lunch because the food was great.

Alex Kinnear: I enjoyed P.E. this week because didn’t play a game we usually play.

Corniliy: I enjoyed P.E. this week because we played dodgeball.

Jaiden: I enjoyed Study Hall because it was just something fun to do.

Isabel: I enjoyed speaking because we had lots of fun.

Deanna: I liked recess, playing on the swing.

Mr. B: I enjoyed seeing the students immerse themselves in learning about natural disasters and geography.


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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.