Monthly Archives: December 2011

A Few Songs to Sing Over Winter Break

Over the course of the year we’ve been adding to our collection of songs. We’ll be adding lots more before the year is over, but this is the basic list of songs we’ve learned in a few 5-10 minute chunks … Continue reading

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Winter White Art Project

Collin came in on Wednesday and Thursday and worked with the class on a winter animal project. As usual, the results were stunning. The students learned about snow leopards, snow owls, and rabbits that blend in with snow in winter. … Continue reading

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Class Notes for Dec. 12-16

If you’ve been following this class blog, you know that we have a lot going on in Room 24. Last week we spent time drafting and polishing our replies to our pen pals in Norrköping, Sweden and learning about some … Continue reading

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Pursuing the Past Interviews Due Monday

Just a reminder that the Pursuing the Past interviews are due on Monday, Dec. 12. We will share some of the things we learned from the interviews throughout the week and send them back home to be shared with friends … Continue reading

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Nobel Prizes Awarded in Sweden on Saturday

Tying in with our writing of letters to our pen pals in Norrköping, Sweden, the class learned that the Nobel Prizes started out and continue to be presented in Sweden, except for the Peace Prize, which is awarded in Oslo, … Continue reading

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Hej då Salmon!*

Our salmon were released into the Willamette by Mrs. Ross’ third-grade class on Wednesday. It was fun watching them go from motionless eggs, to big-bellied alevin that barely moved off the bottom of the aquarium, to the lively and energetic … Continue reading

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Connections and Collections at Cooley Gallery

We took our first walking field trip of the year down to Reed College today to visit the Cooley Art Gallery and get a tour by Education Outreach Coordinator Gregory MacNaughton of the current exhibit which celebrates Reed College’s 100th anniversary. … Continue reading

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