September 18, 2014

Mr. Barnard

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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...]


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...]


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...]


Families, This time of year is very busy. In no particular order, here are some important- and I mean important- housekeeping items to go over that you should read carefully: If you see any books around your house with a “B”… [Read More...]

Gone Explorin’

Last week’s trip to the Scablands of Central Washington contained a ridiculous amount amazingness. In fact, there was so much amazingness that occurred that it’s hard to fully quantify just how awesome it was. I’ll add more photos to this… [Read More...]

Pack it In, Pack it Out

Memories associated with the end of the school year remind me of the end of a semester in college: you’re really excited to get to summer, you’re getting far less sleep than you normally would, you’re inundated with things you… [Read More...]


We lucked out today! Along with every other class in Corbett Grade School, we were able to take a two hour tour of the Columbia River on the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler. It was an amazing experience. The crew of the Sternwheeler… [Read More...]

Knick Knacks and Paddywhacks

Knick Knacks and Paddywhacks:   We have E.C.O. tomorrow (Ecology in the Classroom Outdoors). We’ll be going to an area near the outdoor classroom and planting new species of plants. The weather looks like it’s going to be terrific, but… [Read More...]

Blackberries , Speeches, and Care Packages

Dear Families,   We wrapped up our opinion speeches last week. Students will be giving their speeches at various times over the course of the next two weeks during times like Morning Meeting, Writing, and Afternoon Meeting. As a way… [Read More...]