September 5, 2015

Mrs. Handy

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 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: 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: 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…]

Week of February 9th

What a wonderful week! The sunny weather is making me anxious for spring. We managed to get outside for p.e. today and played many rounds of four-square. Most of the kids really enjoyed it and they were all great sports!… [Read More…]

Week of February 2nd

I really enjoyed reading through the Lewis & Clark informational books over the weekend. Many students produced awesome books with interesting chapters and text features. Overall, the last chapter – the opinion piece – seemed to be the most well… [Read More…]

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…]