Monthly Archives: February 2011

Class Notes for Feb. 28-March 4

We are moving right along on our Native American unit of study. We have divided into groups of three and will start researching for information about the cultures of several distinctly different Native American tribes that lived and continue to … Continue reading

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Useful Links for Native American Research Use the list of Indian tribes on the left to gather further information. Useful for many groups. Nez Perce Q and A about basic facts. This site is specifically for kids. Hyperlinks to tribe’s page and external pages. … Continue reading

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It Really is a Small World!

Lewis School is fortunate to have a partnership with the Reed College Biology Outreach Program that gives our students supplemental lessons on the scientific method in general, and for our 4th graders, units on Salmon in the Fall and Microbiology … Continue reading

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A True Story by Graham

Note: Portland jazz bassist, vocalist, and composer Esperanza Spalding won this year’s Grammy for Best New Artist, the first jazz artist ever to receive this honor. Last night, Esperanza Spalding came to my dad’s bass shop.  She gave me a mini … Continue reading

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Classroom Notes for Feb. 21-25

Our new Pursuing the Past questionnaire is called “What’s Cooking?” and is all about food. We are still getting very good participation in this unit and I am very pleased with the effort the kids and interviewees are putting into … Continue reading

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This is a great website called Guys Read that has tons of suggestions of books for guys to read. Thanks to Josh’s mom for suggesting this site.

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Tree-planting Day

Our class was part of the school-wide tree-planting ceremonies on Tuesday, Feb. 8. It was amazing seeing class after class come out to plant their tree and learn about the benefits of having trees. Julia did a great job organizing … Continue reading

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