Monthly Archives: February 2012

Fire-Bellied Toad Growth Experiment

The class has been observing the growth and changes in our fire-bellied toads for the past couple weeks. When Ben and Haley came in from Reed today, they had everybody carefully measure the length and width in millimeters of several … Continue reading

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“The Seeker of Knowledge” Spelling and Vocabulary Activities

In 1802, Jean-Francois Champollion was eleven years old. That year, he vowed to be the first person to read Egypt’s ancient hieroglyphs. Champollion’s dream was to sail up the Nile in Egypt and uncover the secrets of the past, and … Continue reading

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Class Notes for Feb. 27- March 2

Room 24 loves books! What better way to celebrate that than to invite Grandparents and Special Friends to Room 24 on Read Across America Day, which is on Friday, March 2 at 2 p.m. We will dedicate that time to … Continue reading

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Field Trips Slated; Volunteers Needed

Dear Parents, Drum roll please! Your 4th-grade teachers are pleased to announce that we have scheduled field trips for the rest of the year for both 4th-grade classes! *Oregon Historical Society (Downtown Portland) Tuesday, April 3 Philip Foster Farm (Pioneer … Continue reading

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Read Across America and Grandparents’/Special Friends’ Day on Friday, March 2

To honor our Grandparents and Special Friends, and to note Read Across America Day we are inviting Grandparents and Special Friends to visit our school and read with children on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm. Visitors can check … Continue reading

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Problem Solving in Room 24

The Kelso Wheel (named after Kelso the Frog) shows several ways to handle situations where students are having small problems. These strategies work in about 99% of small conflicts. As the poster says, if you are having a BIG problem, … Continue reading

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This Week in Reading and Math

We’ve been covering a lot of ground in Reading and Math lately. In Reading, we have been reading a humorous play called “The King in the Kitchen.” The class got into three groups of 7 or 8 and read the … Continue reading

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