May 29, 2016

Mr. Barnard

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Wildflowers and W.A.A.A.M.

Dear Families, This week marked two fantastically fun field trips. On Wednesday, we traveled to Bridal Veil State Park and identified wildflowers from the west side of the Columbia River Gorge. We found tiger lilies, some lupine, and bleeding hearts… [Read More…]

Opal Creek Photos

Families, Here are some photos of our trip to Opal Creek. Thanks to Katey Kinnear for the photos!  

Summer is Coming

Dear Families, Summer is coming. Only 16 school days left, but who’s counting? We are officially done with state testing! Some of the students have asked me when they find out how they performed on the assessments. We don’t receive… [Read More…]

Opal Creek

Dear Families, Our trip to Opal Creek was an amazing experience! The most powerful piece of evidence to support this claim was the simple fact that no child wanted to leave when it was time to make the 3.1-mile trek… [Read More…]

Ornithologists

Dear Families, We worked passionately this week on our birds of prey unit. Students are putting the finishing touches on researching a bird of prey of their choice. Students began to create an informational poster outlining the bird’s adaptations and… [Read More…]

Cliffhangers Are…

Dear Families, This week, students will start to put their ideas together in a rough draft for their thesis essay. We’ve been working on critiquing our thesis statements, making them more complex, and will be putting it all together in… [Read More…]

Boxes and Bullets!!!!!

Dear Families, I know I’m repeating myself, but it’s hard to believe there’s just under nine weeks left of school. Then again, it’s not. There’s a lot going on so in an effort to best communicate all there is to… [Read More…]

Spring Break

Dear Families, First and foremost, I hope you’re able to enjoy the next week with the family in one capacity or another. It’s a nice reprieve from the hard work we’ve been doing for the past ten weeks. It’s amazing… [Read More…]

Character Studies

Dear Families, Who’s ready for Spring Break? We’re not. I’m just kidding. We are. This week, students have participated in a range of educational activities. Their participation has blown me away! In history, we’re building an understanding of events that… [Read More…]

Excellent Excerpts

Dear Families, I wanted to share with you excerpts from the students’ informational pieces. To read their full papers, check out our Writer’s Workshop bulletin board starting next week. Have a great weekend! Mr. B   Alexa’s Introduction from Her… [Read More…]