January 21, 2018

Abigail’s Newsletter

Families, This week’s newsletter was written by Abigail Santosa. Enjoy! Mr. B This week in school we did many different things ranging from finishing our read aloud book, Maniac Magee, to self-assessing our writing. Here’s what we’re doing this week:… [Read More…]

Setting Off

Dear Families, We jumped right back into the swing of things this past week after a nice and relaxing Winter Break. I hope that you were able to enjoy the time spent with family and friends. On my end, it… [Read More…]

Parachuting Into Winter Break!

Dear Families, Due to our crazy schedule and the missed school days, some of the book clubs in our historical fiction reading unit were not able to finish their books in time. Listed below are the names of students that… [Read More…]

December 16th Newsletter

Dear Families, Well, last week definitely wasn’t as productive as it could’ve been. Alas, that’s life when you live with the East Wind. Here’s what we’re up to as we prepare for Winter Break: Writing- Next week, we’ll be putting… [Read More…]

What I Found Memorable Was…

Dear Families, We’re covering a lot of bases in school. With topics ranging from World War II to persuasive writing, we’re learning a lot. This morning, I asked students during our Class Meeting to share one thing they learned this… [Read More…]

Fast-Forwarding to New Units

Dear Families, This week marked the beginning of a bunch of new work! In social studies, our focus fast-forwarded hundreds of years to study the beginning of Westward Expansion, when the U.S. got really excited at the prospect of expanding… [Read More…]

Interpreting Characters

Dear Families, We are close to wrapping up our reading unit on interpreting characters in reading. This unit has helped us look at the books we read as if they were a puzzle; to make the book complete, there are… [Read More…]

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

Dear Families, We embarked upon a new creative writing unit this week. This short unit, which will take us roughly six days, has students write a fiction piece based upon a page from Chris van Allsburg’s The Mysteries of Harris… [Read More…]

Week of October 30th Newsletter

Dear Families, Mrs. Carroll and I are extremely proud of the work the students have produced in the recent realistic fiction writing unit. It culminated in the Writer’s Celebration last Wednesday. This past week, students worked solely on writing a… [Read More…]

Park Passes!

Dear Families, Last week when we visited The Gorge Discovery Center, amazing National Scenic Area employee Alyssa hooked us up with a l’il somethin’ somethin’ for the families of all fourth graders. As part of the National Park’s (get every… [Read More…]