July 30, 2014

Mrs. Dawkins

Exploring the Evidence Field Study

J Harlen Bretz was a geologist that spent his life being curious about the world around him.  He turned this curiosity into a theory about how the landscape of the Northwest was changed due to massive flooding over 14,000 years… [Read More...]

Room 12 News – April 24, 2014

Our classroom continues to buzz with energy!  We are preparing for our overnight field study – Exploring the Evidence by reading “Terra Tempo.”  This is a graphic novel written by some local authors.  The book takes three characters on a… [Read More...]

Room 12 News – April 11th

Thank you to our parent volunteers and the folks from the PTA for a successful jogathon on Tuesday.  Pledges can be turned in next week.  This is the one and only fund-raiser for the PTA. We finished another round of art… [Read More...]

Room 12 News – April 3, 2014

Welcome back from Spring Break!  It is hard to believe that the time is so short before the end of the school year.  This week we started a new science unit – Simple Machines.  Simple machines are non-motorized devices that… [Read More...]

February 21 – Room 12 News

It was wonderful to see how many kids were able to complete their Natural Wonder posters this week.  We have had a lot of compliments from other teachers on the completed product this week.   A couple of the classrooms… [Read More...]

Room 12 News – February 13, 2014

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Missing Monday has put us a bit behind for our Natural Wonder Project.  It was originally due today.  We moved the due date to Tuesday, February 18.  We have really been trying to complete this project at… [Read More...]

Room 12 News – January 30, 2014

This week we read our informational books to our buddies from Mrs. Wold’s class. The kids loved listening to us read them and had lots of questions about each subject.  We will be sharing our books with our friends and… [Read More...]

Room 12 News – January 24, 2014

Informational Books.   Books were due Friday, but I have extended the due date to Monday, January 27.  I really have tried not to include parents too much on this project.  We have been doing most of the writing in… [Read More...]

Room 12 News – January 17, 2014

Room 12 have been very busy learning about maps, informational writing, and reading some great books!  I really love listening to the conversations many of the kids of Room 12 have about the books they are reading.  They are constantly… [Read More...]

How Can I Help at Home? 5 Ways to Support Your Child’s Reading and Writing Life

The Reading and Writing Project Teacher’s College Columbia University Spotlight Article December 17, 2013 at 2:47pm Parents often ask, “What can I do to help my child with reading and writing? How can I help at home?” Here are some… [Read More...]