October 25, 2016

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.

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…]

Gettin’ in the Groove

Dear Families, It’s been fantastic to get into the groove of the school year. It’s safe to say we are all more adjusted to the schedule of the day. Speaking of getting back into the groove, remember that your child… [Read More…]

Comings and Goings For the Year

Dear Families, This week flew by! It’s only fitting that our idiom of the week is “A Mile a Minute.” It has been a pleasure to work with your children this week, and getting to know the new members of… [Read More…]

Bon Voyage

Dear Families, Summer greetings! It was an absolutely fabulous year and it was a privilege to work with your children. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I’m not exaggerating. As I look back on our year and the classroom environment that… [Read More…]

Launching into Summer

Dear Families, It was an absolute pleasure seeing you during last Wednesday evening’s portfolio night. It was beautiful to see students walk their families through their highlights of the year, including some of their favorite pieces of work, and work… [Read More…]