October 31, 2014

Mr. Barnard

Welcome to Mr. Barnard’s page! As this site develops, so will the content published here on this page, as well as in the posts contained herein below this content.

In addition to direct contact with teachers, CSD is pleased to provide more granular access to specific notes from teacher classrooms. With this increased access to teacher updates published on the website comes a wide array of subscription options. Using the links provided on the Connect page, classroom families can easily define what information (news and/or teacher notes) they wish to receive, as well as how they receive this information; delivery options for each category of news and/or teacher notes includes email, text message (SMS), Twitter and RSS.

Reading to Learn versus Learning to Read

When I was a fifth grader, I had this grandiose vision that I could learn how to play the trumpet. One day, I could be as cool as Rashawn Ross, Jen Hartswick, Miles Davis, or Louis Armstrong. Heck, I’d even… [Read More...]

It’s Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s an Idiom!

 First and foremost, it was absolutely terrific to meet with families this week for parent teacher conferences. Conference week is one of the most bittersweet weeks of the year. Nothing can ever compare with being able to sit down with… [Read More...]

Let’s Conference!

This week marks a very important week for families. It’s conference week. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to sit down with you and discuss your student’s progress and our goals for them. I have verified conferences with everybody, but… [Read More...]

Pictionary!

For this week’s newsletter, let’s play Pictionary!                

Winter is Coming

Week 6! WOO HOO!!!!! September is over and October is beginning. WOO HOO!!!!! I can’t help but get excited for this for two reasons; the first is that our learning and the opportunities we have to learn keep growing and… [Read More...]

Look at All That We’ve Accomplished!

On the eve of the fifth week of school, I can’t help but look back at all that we’ve already accomplished:   We’ve had a class led by E.C.O. (Ecology in the Classroom and Outdoors) where we worked to remove… [Read More...]

Math Journal Etiquette

Families, While it may seem mundane to do so, making sure math journals are kept in a neat and organized manner is pivotal to the success your child will experience in math. More than just making sure it’s organized, we… [Read More...]

Housekeeping

Dear Families, The school year is off to a fantastic start! I’ve been thinking a lot about metaphors I could use to properly describe how smooth the start has been and none can be used that sums it up succinctly…. [Read More...]

Willkommen! Bienvenue! Welcome! C’mon In!

Dear Families, You may be experiencing some bittersweet feelings at this time of year that range from “But I love summer with my kids!” to “YES! I can’t wait for them to get out of the house!” Whatever you may… [Read More...]

Salute!

First and foremost, a huge congrats to Lindsay and A.J. for coming to school every day of the school year! That achievement is beyond phenomenal! As we prepared for Portfolio Night at the end of last week, I asked all… [Read More...]