April 30, 2017

Spring Fun!

Our friends at ECO took us outdoors this month to zoom in on nature. These magnifying glasses gave us a top and bottom view of small things. Our first Friday school day became an art day. We explored art projects… [Read More…]

April Showers

Students are weather explorers! Here we used water, shaving cream and food coloring to simulate a rain cloud: Mrs. Chiu led us in an art project where students drew umbrellas and painted rain. These are displayed outside our classroom!

This Week, by Alexa

Alexa has written a synopsis of this week’s action in our classroom. Enjoy! I think you should know about what your student has been doing in class. In the mornings, we have been doing State Testing, we’re being quiet like… [Read More…]

Reading Goals

Dear Families, On Thursday, your child came home off with a copy of their reading goals and a letter stapled it to from yours truly explaining the goals, and their purpose, to you. This copy is yours to keep. Many… [Read More…]

Reading as Writers

Dear Families, We are extremely excited about our new reading unit, and that is not an exaggeration. A huge emphasis of this reading unit is on writing about what we read. We’re learning to be stronger writers through analyzing, reflecting,… [Read More…]

Speak the Same Language

Dear Families, There’s a lot going on this time of year. From our final units of the year in reading and writing to fundraisers to field trips, there’s a lot to cover. Here we go… CURRICULUM We started our new… [Read More…]

Spring Break!

Dear Families, First and foremost, I wish you and your family a terrific Spring Break! Whether that means lying on a beach somewhere, skiing, or cleaning out the garage, I hope you enjoy it. In geography, students are focusing on… [Read More…]

March Slideshow

Last Thursday, students planted trees at Thousand Acres, followed by a hike. What a beautiful sunny day we got, but there were still enough puddles to make for some fun! Getting our directions on where and how to plant our… [Read More…]

Ice Dam Challenge and Author Visit

Students were challenged to build an ice dam (marshmallows and frosting) strong enough to withstand a pool of water (blue jello). They worked in groups of 3 to construct their walls, and then took them outside to flood them. The… [Read More…]

Odds & Ends

Dear Families, This week, students will be wrapping up their independent argumentative thesis essays. Mrs. Carroll and I are both been extremely proud of the effort the students have put into gathering evidence for this essay. Their excitement and attention… [Read More…]