November 23, 2014

Mrs. Handy

Week of November 17th

Sorry that I did not write last week. I trust that you stayed safe and warm. I enjoyed curling up in front of a cozy fire and finally finishing an afghan that I have been crocheting for months! Our class… [Read More...]

Week of November 3rd

Remember. we are celebrating Veterans’ Day on Tuesday next week, so we have school on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Thank you to all the veterans for their service! What an enjoyable week! Kids engaged in research to find answers… [Read More...]

Week of October 27th

All eight clans of our local Chinook tribe gathered together this afternoon to celebrate, share stories, trade beads, and feast. It was a special time for us all. Thanks to everyone who provided food and invested their time and talents… [Read More...]

Week of October 20th

What a wonderful group we have in Room 9 this year! I was especially reminded of that as I circulated through the room today during our problem solving class. Groups were working quietly together and I heard kids saying things… [Read More...]

Week of October 13th

I certainly enjoyed visiting with many of you at conferences this week. If you missed the opportunity, please call or write to reschedule. I can meet with you either before or after school next week. All students should have brought… [Read More...]

Week of October 6th

I am so impressed with the number of students who viewed the lunar eclipse earlier this week. Thank you for giving up your hard-earned rest to share it with your children. They were quite excited the next morning about the… [Read More...]

Week of September 29th

Happy October! Many students have been assigned a science fiction book or a realistic fiction book with a solar system theme. Others will start in next week. Our goal is to have interesting discussions about each book with partners or… [Read More...]

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...]