February 26, 2017

Mr. Barnard

Welcome to Mr. Barnard’s page! As this site develops, so will the content published here on this page, as well as in the posts contained herein below this content.

In addition to direct contact with teachers, CSD is pleased to provide more granular access to specific notes from teacher classrooms. With this increased access to teacher updates published on the website comes a wide array of subscription options. 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.

Our Own Seminar Course

Dear Families, I am ridiculously proud of the hard work students have been doing in both reading and writing to strengthen and expand their literacy skills. Their nonfiction reading skills have grown. Students created and gave a presentation last week… [Read More…]

Pictionary!

Families, Some important reminders: Your child needs to be reading 30 minutes a day. Your child needs to be studying their spelling words for 5 to 10 minutes a day over the weekend. There’s no school on Monday, but there’s… [Read More…]

Natural Disasters

Dear Families, Students have been working very hard in their reading research groups to learn about a specific weather-related natural disaster like hurricanes, tornadoes, or blizzards. This week, groups will take the information they learned and create a presentation to… [Read More…]

Building Literacy Skills at Home and School

Dear Families, We had an interesting conversation at one of our class Morning Meetings this week. The topic was our weekly spelling words that we should be studying throughout the week and weekend. Well, it might serve as a complete… [Read More…]

I Enjoyed…

Families, This month has sure been crazy. It was great to get back in the rhythm of school, return to the normalcy of our day, and pick up where we left out with our studies of natural disasters in reading,… [Read More…]

Mother Nature

Dear Families, Welcome back to the normal routine of sending your kids to school. I heard from some of you that it was a joyous week in many aspects. While the students may not admit it because that admission would… [Read More…]

Winter Break!!!!!

Dear Families, I hope you’re enjoying your Winter Break thus far, or as you may affectionately call it, “Is it Over Yet?!” Break. It’s only fitting that we’re learning how to strengthen our nonfiction reading skills through studying texts in… [Read More…]

A Picture Reel

For this week’s newsletter, here’s a compilation of photos highlighting some of our work this fall.

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…]