April 18, 2014

Mr. Barnard

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Journey Through Time: Exploring the Evidence Field Study Important Information

The intermediate teachers held an informational meeting for families after school on Thursday to discuss the field study we have planned in May. Here are the notes from the meeting for those of you that were not able to attend:… [Read More...]

Here Comes the Lamb We’ve Been Waiting For!

April 4, 2014 Newsletter   Our Publishing Party was a huge success on April 3rd. As we passed out our final copies of our writing, I was surprised at the interest that the students had in each others’ work. I… [Read More...]


Spring Break!   It’s the most wonderful time of the year…Well, it’s one of the most happiest times of the year. Whatever you have in store for next week, I hope that you’re able to work in some time to… [Read More...]

Puzzling Evidence

Dear Families, We are excited to officially announce that our two-night, three-day A Journey Through Time- Exploring the Evidence Field Study will be held from Tuesday, May 13, 2014 until Thursday, May 15, 2014. We will be staying at Delany… [Read More...]

Back to the Future

Here are some news and notes about the past, present, and the future: Last week, we worked on O.A.K.S. We have roughly one more session of it before we’re done for this round. After that, there will be some students… [Read More...]


Dear Families, This week, your student will be participating in their first round of O.A.K.S. testing. O.A.K.S. stands for Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills. For families of fourth and fifth graders, the drill is pretty familiar. For the families… [Read More...]

Nobody’s Perfect! But Wait a Sec…

The Oregonian recently published a lengthy report about what they deemed to be chronic absenteeism in Oregon schools. Once I started reading the five-part series, I couldn’t stop. I was pulled in and deeply intrigued by the data that was… [Read More...]

Woah! Winter Weather!

Woah! Winter certainly made a comeback that many people didn’t see coming. After all, this is the Pacific Northwest. You really never know. I’m just glad I’m not in the business of predicting the weather. This shortened week certainly brought… [Read More...]

So What and the Seven Giraffes

If you ask your child what their favorite part of their day is, they would probably respond with a quip like “Phys. Ed.,” “Lunch,” or “Recess.” Heck, those were my favorites when I was a kid and they still kind… [Read More...]

Our Own AAA Travel Guide

We successfully finished our All About/How To research papers. I’m really pleased with the outcome, the hard work that the students put into them, and the different styles of writing that came out during the writing process. The papers have… [Read More...]