Monthly Archives: October 2011

Class Notes for Oct. 24-28

The highlight of this coming week just has to be our songwriting workshop with Portland artists Kate Finn and Rick Weiss. They will be in our room for an hour each morning this week guiding the students through the songwriting … Continue reading

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Picture Perfect Portraits

Here are a few the portraits students drew of themselves during the first weeks of school.

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Library Change and Scholastic Book Orders

Just a couple of quick notes to let you know that our Library time has changed to Mondays for the rest of the year. Make sure books get in backpacks on Sunday night! Also, Scholastic book order forms are going … Continue reading

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Reading Buddies

 Our class and Mrs. Leake’s second-grade class have been reading together every other Friday for about a half an hour. It is so great to see both classes getting to know each other and practicing reading fluently.  

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Help with Multiplication Tables

We are making a huge push to gain mastery of the times tables between now and Thanksgiving. Any time you spend now will pay off later in the year when we explore multiplication with two digit numbers,  division, and fractions … Continue reading

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Blog Questions

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A Little Day Music

Mr. Jamesbarry is doing amazing things with the kids in Music. They have been working with the marimbas and xylophones to come up with a melody that fits a predetermined rhythmic pattern (“Peach, pears, apples, plums; When does your birthday … Continue reading

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