February 8, 2016

Mr. Barnard

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Editing, Revising, and Conferencing

Dear Families, We are engaged in a very exciting part of the writing process right now. At the end of the week, students either finished their rough drafts of their informational piece, or they were going to put the finishing… [Read More…]


Families, Below are some pictures of what we were up to this past week. Enjoy! Upcoming Important Dates: Thursday, February 25th: Field Trip to the Oregon Zoo. I’ll be sending out permissions slips the week of 2/8, but save that… [Read More…]


Dear Families, I finally got around to watching Inside Out! I loved it and am glad I was finally able to see it. For those of you that haven’t seen it, it’s a beautiful story of how emotions play a… [Read More…]

Back in the Saddle Again

Dear Families, It felt good to officially get back in the swing of things with a four-day school week. This past week marked the beginnings of many new units for us that the students have really taken a liking to…. [Read More…]

Winter Break!!!!!!!!!!

Dear Families, First, and definitely most importantly, I wish you and your family a Winter Break! Thank you to those of you that brought in donations for our canned/nonperishable food drive last week. The donated items were given to families… [Read More…]

Preppin’ For Winter Break

Dear Families, There are some important things to share with you regarding this week and next week: Our class is scheduled to go to the Book Fair tomorrow afternoon. A lot of students have expressed interest in purchasing books. If… [Read More…]

Progress Reports, Explained

Dear Families, As somebody who grew up in New England and became accustomed to experiencing summer, spring, and winter all in the month of April, I find the weather in Oregon humorous. Calm, beautiful, mellow, and sunny as can be… [Read More…]

Bladder-Busting Hysteria

Dear Families, Students have been working incredibly hard on writing small moment personal narrative stories that involve any aspect of their family. This is leading us up to creating a collection of stories to publish in a memoir. Some stories… [Read More…]

Easier Said Than Done

Dear Families, I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a stubborn individual. Unless my mom calls me stubborn; then I’m definitely not stubborn. I’ve been ignoring the fact for a while that I need to incorporate some sort of… [Read More…]

Switching Up the Units

Dear Families, We will be working on evaluating our reading history tomorrow. In order to do this, we will need to collect our reading logs from the past three weeks so please send any back to school that are around… [Read More…]