October 2, 2014

Mrs. Handy

Week of September 22nd

Our class impressed me this week with their ability to organize themselves independently into groups to design and build plankhouse models. They managed to quickly and politely choose peers to work together, without any wasted time or hurt feelings. Pretty… [Read More...]

Week of September 15th

Another great week in and about Room 9! Most of us are settling in quite nicely, acting kindly toward others, following routines, and getting quality work done. We are working hard to create realistic fiction stories. Everyone was supposed to… [Read More...]

Week of September 8th

We enjoyed a marvelous week – a fantastic art project, an awesome field trip, and fun with sun and shadows! On Tuesday, the kids fashioned masks of Whistling Indians out of clay. (Thanks to Mindy for setting everything up and… [Read More...]

Week of September 1st

I enjoyed chatting with the many families who made it to the BBQ and Open House last night. Thanks for coming! For those who could not make it, please sign up for a conference. Teacher, parents, and students will meet… [Read More...]

First Week of School

What a wonderful (and exhausting) week! It was great to welcome back returning students and meet many new ones. I have been impressed with the kindness being shown and the hard work that has already been done, not to mention… [Read More...]

Week of May 19th

We’re on the homestretch! We are finishing up a few more projects next week and then we will all be ready for our summer vacation. Please be sure to stop in Wednesday after school (anytime up to 8 p.m.) and… [Read More...]

Week of May 5th

We had quite an exhausting week – state tests, art rotation, finishing up our states’ projects, and beginning our geology field guide! Most of the kids concentrated quite hard on their OAKS tests and improved their scores, some quite dramatically…. [Read More...]

Week of April 28th

Thank you to all of our wonderful parents who helped make our trip today so successful! We had a delightful cruise on the Sternwheeler, enjoyed lunch and playtime at the park in Cascade Locks, and then viewed the basalt layers… [Read More...]

Week of April 14th

We began our huge state project this week. It combines reading, writing, geography, and art. After more than five hours of class time, students are expected to have completed the following tasks: Chosen a state east of the Mississippi River… [Read More...]

Week of April 7th

I apologize for both the length of this post and its lateness, but I wanted to include information from yesterday’s informational meeting about the upcoming field study, as I know many of you were unable to attend. Thank you to… [Read More...]