Monthly Archives: January 2012

Class Notes for Jan. 30-Feb. 2

We had another great art project with Collin and Julie on Friday. Following up on a story we read called Adelina’s Whales, the students made a seascape on foam board showing at least one whale and other creatures of the … Continue reading

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The Great Kapok Tree Spelling and Vocabulary Words

The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry finishes Unit Three in our Reading Street book. A man treks into the Amazon rain forest to chop down a great kapok tree but ends up napping instead. As he sleeps, the creatures that … Continue reading

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The Beat Goes On

I feel strongly about the importance of music in education. Since I was in 4th grade myself, music has been a passion of mine. It started with Mr. Fleshman in choir, then Mr. Hogan and later Mr. Frazell in band … Continue reading

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Free Handwriting Workshop Opportunity This Saturday, Jan. 28

Well-known Portland calligraphers Inga Dubay and Barbara Getty are sponsoring a free handwriting workshop this Saturday in NW Portland. This is a very special opportunity to work with two excellent teachers who literally wrote the book on Italic Handwritng. Several … Continue reading

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Class Notes for Jan. 23-28

We just had one of the rainiest weeks ever last week. I hope your basements and roofs didn’t leak and you stayed dry. The kids got very tired of inside recesses by the end of the week. We continued our … Continue reading

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Vocabulary and Spelling Activities for Eye of the Storm

Eye of the Storm cover Vocabulary words for Eye of the Storm are listed here: destruction – great damage; ruin expected – thought something would probably come or happen forecasts – statements of what is coming; predictions inland – in … Continue reading

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In the Garden with Julia

Students from Room 24 had their first garden experience of the year today. I use the word “garden” lightly because they really didn’t go out in the garden. Because of the torrential rains we had this morning, Julia chose to … Continue reading

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