December 7, 2016

Mr. Barnard

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Make a Mountain Out of a Molehill

Dear Families, It’s hard to believe that we only eight school days left until Winter Break. Then again, it’s hard to believe that I moved to Oregon eight years ago, I have a cat, and got married this summer… We… [Read More…]

Respecting Differences of Opinions

Dear Families, Last week was, to say the least, very interesting. The results of our nation’s presidential election and our class election simulation were announced. Both big news in their individual rights, happening on the same week was historically monumental… [Read More…]

Campaign Season in the Classroom

Dear Families, It only makes sense that while our country is engulfed in a presidential election, our class is learning about the ins and outs of campaigning. We are deep in a presidential election simulation of our own. We have… [Read More…]

This Weeks’ News by Aiden, Alexa, and Olivia

Dear Families, I asked some students in the class to collaborate and write this week’s newsletter. Enjoy! Mr. B This Weeks’ News By: Aiden, Alexa, and Olivia Edited by: Mr. B Social Studies For the past week we have been studying… [Read More…]

Home Language Skills

Dear Families, A major component of our classroom community is strengthening our language skills. This includes reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Throughout our day, we focus on improving our reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Sometimes these are explicitly taught…. [Read More…]

Separate is Never Equal

Dear Families, First and foremost, thank you for coming in last week to meet with me for parent teacher conferences. While it’s an absolutely exhausting week on my part, it’s more than worth it for the opportunity to meet with… [Read More…]

Save Me a Seat

Dear Families, Some of you received an email yesterday informing you that your child may have writing homework over the weekend. Students have been working really hard on finishing their realistic fiction flash drafts. If students didn’t finish their flash… [Read More…]

Interpreting Characters

Dear Families, We’ve been working hard in class to strengthen our understanding of character traits, both in our reading and in our writing. Units in both of these components of literacy focus on character development. In writing, students are working… [Read More…]

Language Skills

Dear Families, A major focus in our classroom is improving every aspect of our language skills. This includes speaking, reading, writing, and listening. (You’re welcome). We work on strengthening our language skills throughout almost every aspect of our school day… [Read More…]

Warm Milk, Yeast, & Steel Wool

Dear Families, First and foremost, here are some housekeeping items to bring to your attention: This Wednesday 9/21 is school photo day (one of my favorite days of the year). Scholastic book orders are due Thursday 9/22. Remember that you… [Read More…]