November 23, 2014

The Trillium Room

Mrs. Shaw and Mrs. Wold Nov. 7

     We took a one week hiatus from Gorge Studies this week to begin a science unit called “Balance and Motion.”  We learned that counterweights can do amazing things.  We balanced a triangle on its tip; a paper crawdad… [Read More...]

Mrs. Wold and Mrs. Shaw Oct. 30

  It was nice to back to our regular schedule this week.  Last week’s rolling primary class field trips meant we needed to change our day around.  Many kids don’t do too well with change, so it’s nice that everything feels… [Read More...]

Mrs. Shaw and Mrs. Wold Oct. 24

  Of course, the highlight of our week was the field trip to Ridgefield Wildlife Preserve to see the authentically constructed Chinook plankhouse.  We also went on a nature walk with a naturalist who pointed out all kinds of things… [Read More...]

Mrs. Shaw and Mrs. Wold Oct. 16th

Dear families,               Oct. 16, 2014      Thank you for another great round of conferences.  It was great to have such a super turn-out and to work together to help our kiddos have… [Read More...]

Mrs. Wold and Mrs. Shaw Oct. 6

     Gorge studies focused on the importance of weaving this week.  We learned that skilled weavers were highly regarded in the Chinook community.  Young men would hope more than anything to marry a lady who was a great basket… [Read More...]

Mrs. Wold and Mrs. Shaw Sept. 25

      Gorge studies was a lot of fun this week as we learned more about longhouses.  After looking at pictures and discussing what the Chinook people would need, the kids either made 3-d paper replicas of the exterior… [Read More...]

Mrs. Shaw and Mrs. Wold Sept. 18

     Our study of communities took us back about 200 years to the days of the Chinook people.   Chinookan communities lived in our area at the time when Lewis and Clark passed through.  This week, we looked at… [Read More...]

Sept. 11 Rooms 7 and 8

  As we mentioned last week, we have been learning what a community is. After spending a couple weeks talking about how familiar communities look, we branched out to look at some communities around the world. We focused on northern… [Read More...]

Mrs. Shaw and Mrs. Wold Sept. 5

All major subjects are now up and running.  Math and writing workshop began this week and the routines are becoming automatic.      Our first topic of study has been “communities.”  We have learned how rural and urban communities differ,… [Read More...]

Aug. 28 Rooms 7 and 8

  Dear Parents, Aug. 28, 2014      Here we go!  The excitement of a new school year is almost too much to bear!  We will send a newsletter like this home every week.  We’ll try to keep them to… [Read More...]