January 30, 2015

Mrs. Handy

Week of January 26th

It was a short school week for me, since I spent two days in a workshop learning more about the Smarter Balanced Assessments. All students definitely need to think deeply and communicate clearly in order to master the Common Core… [Read More…]

Week of January 19th

We concluded our study of Lewis and Clark with a Jeopardy-type game today. Questions focused on people, natives, animals, and places related to the Corps of Discovery. Ask your child how she/he fared! In writing, final copies of all four… [Read More…]

Week of January 12th

This week seemed to fly by! We’re wrapping up our Lewis & Clark unit. Students should be finishing reading their assigned chapter books,  completing the final copy of Chapter 1 of their informational books, and making sure that they are… [Read More…]

Week of January 5th

Welcome back! Hope that you enjoyed the holidays and are ready for the new year! All students have joined book groups and have daily reading assignments, including pages for the weekend. Some diligent workers are already ready for Monday, but… [Read More…]

Week of December 15th

Santa visited our room today and delivered a big box of books for us! Each student picked one and should have taken it home today to read over the vacation. I will keep the Santa box in our room so… [Read More…]

Week of December 8th

Room 9 has been operating at half-strength for the past couple of days. A dozen students were absent, due to fevers, appointments, vacations, and strep throat. Hopefully, all will return in good health on Monday! Thanks to all of the… [Read More…]

Week of December 1st

We have had a few wacky weeks – hopefully the weather will settle down shortly! This week we began a new science unit on magnetism and electricity. We all enjoyed investigating the properties and power of magnets. Next week, students… [Read More…]

Week of November 17th

Sorry that I did not write last week. I trust that you stayed safe and warm. I enjoyed curling up in front of a cozy fire and finally finishing an afghan that I have been crocheting for months! Our class… [Read More…]

Week of November 3rd

Remember. we are celebrating Veterans’ Day on Tuesday next week, so we have school on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Thank you to all the veterans for their service! What an enjoyable week! Kids engaged in research to find answers… [Read More…]

Week of October 27th

All eight clans of our local Chinook tribe gathered together this afternoon to celebrate, share stories, trade beads, and feast. It was a special time for us all. Thanks to everyone who provided food and invested their time and talents… [Read More…]