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…]

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 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…]

First Days

Our class is settling into the year, getting to know one another, and learning routines. We’ve been exploring our classroom, our school, and our outdoor classroom. We’ve started classroom meetings, to help each other brainstorm problem-solving. We’ve been building our… [Read More…]

Welcome Back!

Families, Welcome back to a new school year! It was great to come in today and meet new faces, both familiar and brand new faces! I’m excited to see the returning fifth graders tomorrow. I’ve been asked roughly 342 times… [Read More…]

Memories

Dear Families, Some say the word “wow” is overused. I disagree. It’s a simple, yet extremely powerful word. Thus, wow! Another year has come and gone. Your child is now preparing to enter the next grade, your head may be… [Read More…]

Exploring the Evidence

Families, Well, that was fun! We had an extremely fun (and exhausting) trip to the Scablands of Central Washington. Students were immersed in identifying and analyzing geological features associated with the Missoula Floods from The Dalles all the way to… [Read More…]

SECOND PLACE!

Dear Families, First of all, I want to give a huge SHOUT OUT to all the families that worked tirelessly to raise money for our school’s PTA in this year’s Jog-a-thon! We raised a boatload of money. Well, maybe a… [Read More…]