Monthly Archives: April 2011

Visual Responses to The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden is a long book, but most will agree that it is worth the time it takes to read it. We finished it today and while I was reading the last couple of chapters, many of the students … Continue reading

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Philip Foster Farm!

We visited Philip Foster Farm today and got a real taste of what pioneers arriving on the Oregon Trail experienced once they got to the Oregon Territory. When we returned, the students wrote a quick journal entry about their favorite … Continue reading

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Clean Water Festival Photos

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Clean Water Festival Sites

In preparation for our field trip to the Clean Water Festival tomorrow, we looked at these three sites that have information and activities related to water use. USGS – Water Science for Schools¬†– this US Geological Survey website has information … Continue reading

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Boomin’ Beats and Strings at the Garden Fair

Several members of our class are involved in Mr. Jamesbarry’s after-school music groups, the Boomin’ Beats and Strings. Both groups performed at the Lewis Garden Fair on Saturday. Here are a few pictures from the morning performance, along with a … Continue reading

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Yeast Feast at Lewis

Our Reed College instructors, Frank, Becca, and Juliana guided the class through an experiment that involved using different kinds of sugars and yeast in a water mixture. The balloons in the pictures were used to measure how much carbon dioxide … Continue reading

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Class Notes for April 18-22

Finally some nice weather has come our way! We’re going to try and take advantage of this and get outside for some of our lessons during the week. We are going to finish up our Lewis and Clark unit this … Continue reading

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