March 2, 2015

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Where the Wild Things Are

Hoping you could make it to our fun, funny and adorably scary music program this week! Students sang and performed their hearts out.

Trading Day

Students have been learning about the newcomers, the explorers who came to our area in the 19th century. We’ve been focusing on their interactions with the Native Americans. Thursday students got to trade their handmade clay beads for items the… [Read More…]

Fort Vancouver

Today’s trip to Fort Vancouver fit pretty perfectly into our new unit, studying the newcomers to the Pacific Northwest. We got such a comprehensive picture of what it would be like to be an explorer, a fur trapper, a newcomer… [Read More…]

Thank you!

A big thank you to Kaitlin Aho and Desiree Chiu for bringing a little magic to our classroom this season. Have a wonderful holiday and I’ll see you next year!

Let me paint you a picture…

READING: On an ideal morning, our reading time looks like this: Students are in the Commons reading their “just right” books to an adult (many thanks to Charlie O’Neal, Grace Schouten, Brooke Lowry, Nancy Young, Sidney Mitchell and others for… [Read More…]

Gorge to the World

As an extension to our People of the Gorge Unit, students went international, studying people groups around the world. Students were fascinated with the Maasai people in Kenya and Tanzania, and the people of Papua New Guinea. Students wear their… [Read More…]

Room 6 Happenings

We enjoyed an exciting trip to Ridgefield Washington, where we were given a guided nature walk and a tour of the replica plankhouse. The nature walk gave us a good idea of how Chinook people survived and thrived off the… [Read More…]

Plankhouses and a Writing Celebration

Students this week explored Chinook plankhouses. We created a storyboard in which to play out our scenarios. Students are embracing their roles and thinking like a gatherer, or like a hunter, etc. It’s been exciting to see them so immersed!… [Read More…]

Gorge Studies: Week 1

This week students took on the role of a Chinook villager. From hunter, to fisherman to basket weaver, all students have a place in our village. After studying what Chinook people wore and what tools they used, we  created our… [Read More…]