October 6, 2015

Mrs. Handy

Week of September 28th

This week, students attended their first session of our fall art rotation. They chose between oil pastels, leaf art, plaster craft, stamps, zentangles, recycled art, clay, and robotics. The session will continue for six weeks. In the winter, we will… [Read More…]

Week of September 21st

Our three performances of the Native American plays went very well this week! On Monday, our class had a dress rehearsal for our little buddies in Mrs. Shaw’s class. Tuesday, the audience consisted of over  100 intermediate students from five of… [Read More…]

Week of September 14th

You are cordially invited to visit the Longhouse Room (formerly the library) next week on Wednesday, September 23rd. Room 9 will be performing three Native American plays at 2:30 p.m. These are low budget productions, but we hope that you… [Read More…]

Week of May 4th

We had another fabulous day today. The sun was shining, the ships were impressive, the bridges were looming, and the water was wet! Check out some pictures from our jet boat trip at https://picasaweb.google.com/100193003652266897653/JetBoatTrip2015?authkey=Gv1sRgCNyvxOi7zp6LPw. You’ll see many smiling faces. Special thanks to our two valiant chaperones. Most… [Read More…]

Week of April 27th

We had a super day today visiting bridge sites along the Historic Columbia River Highway. Thanks to our wonderful chaperones for spending the day with us! Check out some photos at: https://picasaweb.google.com/100193003652266897653/HighwayAndBridgeTrip?authkey=Gv1sRgCP-8nb-ujPOjuQE Next week, we will get another look at… [Read More…]

Week of April 20th

We had a great time today, visiting and observing many of the Portland bridges. Thanks again to our marvelous chaperones, who helped to make it possible! Check out some pictures at: https://picasaweb.google.com/100193003652266897653/PortlandBridgeTourApril2015?authkey=Gv1sRgCMfYj7vEstT1jwE Most of our class finished the English/Language Arts… [Read More…]

Week of April 13th

This week, we began state testing. After a rocky start due to technology issues, students managed to complete the math performance task. This was a series of related problems involving choosing a strategy, organizing data, calculating accurately, and explaining one’s… [Read More…]

Week of April 6th

Now that we have survived the Oregon Trail, we are learning more about our marvelous state. During the next few weeks, students will study the geography and history of Oregon. We will also focus on our very own Historic Columbia River… [Read More…]

Week of February 23rd

Our pioneers have made it to Fort Laramie, but have endured some trials along the way. Dangerous rivers have been crossed, a dubious character going by the name of Professor Farnsworth duped some folks into purchasing his Miracle Elixir, and a tremendous… [Read More…]

Week of February 16th

Our class has been brimming with excitement all week! Groups of students have banded together, chosen oxen and wagons, purchased supplies, and made ready to depart from Independence, Missouri, in hopes of reaching Oregon before the snow flies. Stay tuned… [Read More…]