April 30, 2017

Mr. Barnard

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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…]

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…]