November 30, 2015

Mrs. Handy

Week of November 16th

We have finished up our colonies unit and will soon be heading toward revolution! Students spent time this week gathering information on the colonies from their classmates’ star-shaped books. This afternoon, I gave out five clues for each colony and… [Read More…]

Week of November 9th

Our unit on the thirteen colonies is winding down. Everyone should finish reading their historical fiction books some time next week. Time is also up for their research and colony project. Books were shared with the class today. Quality definitely varied! We are… [Read More…]

Week of November 2nd

Our commons is swimming in new alevin! Stop by to see them if you have not yet had a chance. The students should be able to give detailed accounts of the hatching process and the salmon life cycle. This week,… [Read More…]

Week of October 26th

This week, we once again evaluated reading logs to analyze our reading patterns and (hopefully) see growth in our stamina and perseverance. Most students are being more responsible about recording reading each day, but some need to remember to write… [Read More…]

Week of October 12th

We had a marvelous trip to Wildwood Recreation Area today. The students searched for and identified macroinvertebrates in the river, found numerous familiar plants and trees, completed a scavenger hunt, sketched in their nature journals, and even had a short… [Read More…]

Week of October 5th

Quite a busy week! We enjoyed having several visitors – Jack Nisbet, our local firefighters, and the ECO ladies. Hopefully, your family can make it to the Open House at the Corbett fire station on Saturday. We still found time… [Read More…]

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 You’ll see many smiling faces. Special thanks to our two valiant chaperones. Most… [Read More…]