November 26, 2015

Teacher Pages

In addition to direct contact with teachers, CSD is pleased to provide more granular access to specific notes from teacher classrooms. Use the navigation bar on the left to locate and select your teacher’s class notes page, which may feature static messages and documents followed by a stream of updates and posts from your instructor. To learn more about how the website is organized and structured, visit the FAQ page.

With this increased access to teacher updates published on the website comes a wide array of subscription options as well. Using the links provided on the Connect page, classroom families can easily define what information (news and/or teacher notes) they wish to receive, as well as how they receive this information; delivery options for each category of news and/or teacher notes includes email, text message (SMS), Twitter and RSS.

All Teacher Notes (District-Wide)

Thanksgiving Week

It was a short but eventful week. Mrs. Aho led us in Thanksgiving Themed art, and students got to put together a Thanksgiving Bag to give away to someone in need, including a bottle of water, a snack, a pair… [Read More…]

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Today we learned two more literary devices. If you were absent, you’ll find notes for today’s lesson here: More on figurative language. See also the exercises on identifying and discussing the effects of figures of speech: Fig Lang exercises. Homework:… [Read More…]

Monday, November 23, 2015

We went over and then I collected today’s homework (“Metaphors” on p. 798 with #s 1 & 2). Then we reviewed apostrophe and discussed its effect in a few poems. You can find an outline of today’s lesson on apostrophe… [Read More…]

Upcoming Performances

Here is a list of our upcoming performances. You are welcome to attend the Grotto performance to cheer the H.S. strings on!   Grotto Performance Who: High School Strings Where: The Grotto, NE 85th and Sandy Blvd Portland, Or  When:… [Read More…]

Hands On Math

In math we strive for balance: balance of written practice and hands-on learning. Students begin each day by spending 5-10 minutes working independently on self-paced fact practice. We then meet together for our daily lesson, practice in pairs at work… [Read More…]

Week of November 16th

We have finished up our colonies unit and will soon be heading toward revolution! Students spent time this week gathering information on the colonies from their classmates’ star-shaped books. This afternoon, I gave out five clues for each colony and… [Read More…]

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Today in class we reviewed figurative language. See the notes that I projected in class: Figurative Language Part 1. Get the terms and the answer to all of the questions in your notes. The page numbers for the notes and… [Read More…]

Mountain Men, Baseball, and Hot Dogs by Caleb Escalante

This week, our class has started a brand new unit. The Westward Expansion. For those of you who don’t know, the Westward Expansion was the point in American history when we were expanding to the western borders of our country…. [Read More…]

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Today we discussed the effects of imagery in two poems by Yusef Komunyakaa. I collected today’s in-class work, so if you were absent, you can find a link to one of the poem’s here: “Facing It”. Analyze this poem for… [Read More…]

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Today we had our topic lottery for our Great Gatsby project. If you were absent today, talk to me when you’re back about your topic assignment. We also analyzed a poem using TP-CASTT: My Son the Man. Complete this analysis… [Read More…]