April 27, 2015

Mrs. Handy

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…]

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…]

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…]