January 11, 2019

Crafting Effective Arguments

Dear Families, I hope everybody enjoyed their Winter Break. It was great to spend time with my running, climbing, and…

December 20, 2018

Festivus!

Dear Families, I finished designing, publishing, and printing a classroom newspaper that contains each student’s news report that they published…

December 13, 2018

An Interview with Ms. Carroll

Dear Families, For this week’s newsletter, Oak and Anand interviewed Ms. Carroll, our school district’s English Language Specialist. Ms. Carroll…

December 8, 2018

Only Three Things are Certain

Dear Families, I really appreciate the students’ flexibility and patience while I was out sick for nearly the whole week…

November 30, 2018

From Jessie and Natasha

Dear Families, I was knocked out this past week with a weird stomach virus that came with a vengeance. So,…

November 16, 2018

Diving Deep

Dear Families, We have been thoroughly enjoying our nonfiction reading unit. I am extremely impressed with the passion of the…

November 11, 2018

Writing like Journalists

Dear Families, Kennedy grabs the envelopes marked “September” and “October.” She passes the envelopes off to Dempsey. Holding the microphone…

November 2, 2018

Observing as Journalists

Dear Families, Our journalism unit started this past week and to say we love it would be an understatement. The…

October 26, 2018

Onward to Nonfiction

Dear Families, Our Publishing Party was a massive success! Thank you to everybody that was able to make it. It…

October 18, 2018

Pumped to Publish

Dear Families, We’re jazzed for our Writers’ Celebration next Thursday, October 25th. It’ll start at 8 am and end at…