April 25, 2015

Mr. Barnard

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Bridge Over Willamette Waters

Dear Families, Our field trip today was amazing! We were definitely exhausted by the time the day was over, but it was worth it. We covered some miles, looked at some cool bridges, walked under some cool bridges, explored in… [Read More…]

One Crazy Spring

Dear Families, ­AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! SIX WEEKS LEFT!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! There’s a lot going on this time of year! We are rapidly approaching May, which usually means there’s a lot do. First off, we have several field trips coming up: Tuesday, April 21st:… [Read More…]

So Much to Do, So Much to Say

Dear Families, There’s a lot going on this time of year! Time for some review: IN CLASS: We are enamored with Rita Williams-Garcia’s One Crazy Summer as a read aloud book. It takes place in 1960’s Oakland, California and there… [Read More…]

Corbett’s Oregon Trail

Dear Families, Thursday was a spectacular day! For nearly the whole day, all of the intermediate classes took part in a simulation of the Oregon Trail. Wagons loaded with supplies, students set out to gain a better understanding of what… [Read More…]

Spring Break!

Dear Families, We are getting pumped for our Oregon Trail Simulation Day that will be held on Thursday, April 2nd. It’s shaping up to be an extravaganza, which is only appropriate seeing how the pioneers walked over 2,000 miles to… [Read More…]

“Because I Said So!”

Dear Families, We started our persuasive writing unit last week and to put it simply, the interest in arguing was overflowing. Mrs. Carroll and I led some extremely passionate discussions with this class about arguing respectfully. We are using the… [Read More…]

What’s The Time? It’s Time To Get…Progress Reports

Dear Families, I’ll be wrapping up progress reports at the beginning of this week and will be sending them home with students this Wednesday, March 11th. It’s been a whirlwind past couple of weeks working on them. When you get… [Read More…]

Space, the Final Frontier.

Dear Families, At the beginning of last week, we finished our read aloud book Which Way to the Wild West? by Steve Sheinkin. Judging by the great participation the class had when listening to this book, the amazing questions that… [Read More…]

Tongue Twisters

Dear Families, On Thursday afternoon of last week, we participated in our first ever Tongue Twist Off. What’s a Tongue Twist off? Well, if you were to ask me this three weeks ago, I would have had no idea. That… [Read More…]

Punny Puns!!

Families, We’ve been looking at puns all year long, trying to incorporate puns into our oral and written language, better understand the role they play in the literature we read and programs we watch, and now we’re in the process… [Read More…]