October 17, 2017

Conference Week Bonanza!

Dear Families, It was certainly a busy week with conferences! Thanks for coming in and meeting with me regarding your child’s progress and goals for them this school year. The TOP 3 things to take out of the conference are:… [Read More…]

Week 6 by Andrew Olson

During this week Mr. Leone’s students have been working on this huge Mesopotamia simulation where there has been battles and learning ancient mesopotamian symbols and de coding them.  We also have done a lot of vocab. words such as stoic… [Read More…]

Weekly Blogcito, It’s Written Every Week, Bro! (by Joe Fundak)

Every week one student in our class gets to sit out the super quiz and write the weekly update.  This week’s update was done by 8th grader Joe Fundak.  Thanks, Joe! This week in Mr. Houck’s class we started our… [Read More…]

Adventures in Math

Constructing, designing, and measuring oh my! Students have been exploring numbers these past several weeks. We’re building our number sense through flash cards and fact practice. We’ve been skip-counting by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s to 50 or 100, forward and… [Read More…]

Naturalists Inside and Outside the Classroom

We are naturalists! Our Artist in Residence, Diane Jacobs, teaches students how to mix colors as they water color their salamanders, snakes and turtles. Students visited Wildwood Recreation Site this week, hunting salmon and wildlife. We saw salmon fry, a… [Read More…]

Building Reading Lives

Dear Families, This week, we had some serious heart-to-heart conversations about our reading lives, and what it means to be a reader at home. In order to strengthen our reading skills and becoming immersed in the books we read, it’s… [Read More…]

Week 5 By Annie flannagan

This week we have started our Mesopotamia simulation!   There are five groups consisting of the, Persians, Babylonians, Medes, Hittites, and my group the Phoenecians.  Each team has five to six members, and they will all complete challenges, conquer land, gather… [Read More…]

College Trips – OSU, U of O, PSU, and Western Oregon

November 4th – Beaver Open House Beaver Open House – Saturday November 4th An in-depth look at Oregon State and what we have to offer, including campus tours, on-campus living options, visits with faculty and students and much more. Saturday,… [Read More…]

Week of September 25, 2017

Dear Families, I returned to school this week and hit the ground running! From Gorge Studies to writing, we’ve been a busy week. We’re reading two books for read aloud. The first is The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by… [Read More…]

The Hittites in the Persian Ziggurat of Your Week: It’s Andrew’s Blog!

Every week one student in our class gets to sit out the super quiz and write the weekly update.  This week’s update was done by 8th grader Andrew Gorecki.  Thanks, Andrew! Hello, my name is Andrew. On Monday every one… [Read More…]