February 24, 2018

February Love

February is a busy month! It’s Black History Month, we celebrated Chinese New Year last week, President’s Day has passed and we’re learning about Chinook people in our Gorge Studies, oh and snow days.. so much good stuff to squeeze in!… [Read More…]

Sunshine!

After a couple weeks of rain and indoor recess, some sunny breaks outside were pretty perfect.

Hands-On Science!

Zeke was thrilled to be dressed like a beaver, as all of his clothing items represent an adaptation beavers have to survive and thrive Students got to build and test their own dams. Given clay, rocks, mud, sticks and debris,… [Read More…]

Goodbye 2017!

What a full, exciting, inspiring, and challenging Fall we had! Along with our buddies, students are learning about the Harvest of the Month. December: Cranberries! Students built 3D structures with cranberries and toothpicks, did a taste test of juices, and… [Read More…]

Kindergartners to the Farm

Old McDonald Farm hosted all Kindergartners last month. In addition to picking out a pumpkin, the farm had ponies, bunnies, pigs, dogs, and goats to see! Thank you PTA for sponsoring this trip!

A Day in K/1 May Include…

Reading narrative “small moments” to a writing partner! Participating in Word Choice Time! Painting a spawning salmon! Reading to a parent volunteer!

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…]

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…]

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…]