March 25, 2017

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…]

Churn Out

Dear Families, We are engrossed in our new read aloud, The Port Chicago 50, by Steve Sheinkin. We are learning about how racism was embedded in our nation’s society during a huge chunk of our history and how it affected… [Read More…]

Hibernation Day & Diorama Museum

Friday was a double-whammy of fun, between our Hibernating/Reading Day and our Diorama Museum. Thanks to those of you who worked hard to complete a diorama, and those of you who were able to come view them. They turned out… [Read More…]

Our Own Seminar Course

Dear Families, I am ridiculously proud of the hard work students have been doing in both reading and writing to strengthen and expand their literacy skills. Their nonfiction reading skills have grown. Students created and gave a presentation last week… [Read More…]

Pictionary!

Families, Some important reminders: Your child needs to be reading 30 minutes a day. Your child needs to be studying their spelling words for 5 to 10 minutes a day over the weekend. There’s no school on Monday, but there’s… [Read More…]

Winter in Our K-1 Classroom

Winter is my favorite time of the school year. Students are in their grooves, they’re making growth and they are excited about what they’re learning. Please enjoy some pictures of our fun month of learning! The week leading up to… [Read More…]

Natural Disasters

Dear Families, Students have been working very hard in their reading research groups to learn about a specific weather-related natural disaster like hurricanes, tornadoes, or blizzards. This week, groups will take the information they learned and create a presentation to… [Read More…]

Building Literacy Skills at Home and School

Dear Families, We had an interesting conversation at one of our class Morning Meetings this week. The topic was our weekly spelling words that we should be studying throughout the week and weekend. Well, it might serve as a complete… [Read More…]