August 17, 2017

May Days

We took a wonderful, wet trip to Gorge sites we’ve learned about this year: Women’s Forum, Vista House and Crown Point, Bridal Veil and Latourell Falls. Thanks to chaperones for being troopers on our wettest field trip in recent memory!… [Read More…]

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!

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…]

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…]

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…]

One Week of 2017

We managed to have one full week in this new year, and it was a productive and fun one! Students wrote their first opinion pieces of the year, stating their favorite snow day activity, backed by 2-3 reasons. We also… [Read More…]

Nutcracker December, Part 2 and a Buddy Celebration

We managed to get a lot in, in our 2 days together this week! Mrs. Bell-Watkins continued her ballet instruction and practice. Students drew, outlined and painted their own nutcrackers Deciding to move up our buddy celebration turned out to… [Read More…]

Nutcracker December, Part 1

Our class, along with Ms. Collins’ and Mrs. Bell-Watkins’ classrooms, get to explore the story of the Nutracker this month. We began by listening to the high school strings ensemble play “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”. In PE, we… [Read More…]