September 3, 2015

Mr. Barnard

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Dear Families, I hope you’ve enjoyed the beginning of this beautiful summer! I’ve been extremely busy swimming laps in a pool overflowing with progress reports, assessments, spreadsheets, data collection, more data collection, meetings, and then some more meetings. Don’t worry… [Read More…]

Our Journey to the Pacific

May 23, 2015 Dear Families, Our overnight field trip to the Oregon Coast was a tremendous success! First and foremost, a huge “Thanks!” go out to the chaperones that made this trip possible. Their participation was instrumental in helping to… [Read More…]

End of the Year Housekeeping

Dear Families, There are a mere five and a half days left until this school year is over. It feels like the other day we had Monday off for Labor Day Weekend and now we’ve got Monday off for Memorial… [Read More…]

Journey to the Pacific!

Dear Families, We’re going to the coast this week! Woo hoo! The forecast for our days on the coast look reminiscent of the winter of 1805-1806, which means rain. Make sure your child has WARM CLOTHES and RAIN GEAR! Here’s… [Read More…]

Field Tripalooza

Families, We’ve been busy the past two weeks learning about the history of the Historic Columbia River Highway. We’ve learned how important figures like Sam Hill, Margaret Henderson, Julius Meier and others helped inspire the idea and eventual construction of… [Read More…]

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…]