Monthly Archives: September 2012

The One and Only Ivan

We are starting a new read aloud book this week called The One and Only Ivan,  a book by Katherine Applegate that I just discovered this summer. To get an overview of what the book is about, watch the short video … Continue reading

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Class Notes for Oct. 1-5

  It is so nice having a PE teacher again! Ms. Layman is working with the kids on skills that can be used in many playground games like foursquare, tetherball, and kick ball, a game that is seeing a resurgence … Continue reading

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Paperless Spelling!

I want to try out using spellingcity.com for spelling homework practice this week. I will continue to send home paper copies of the worksheets, but they are not necessary to return if your child does the activities on the web … Continue reading

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Metro’s Salmon Homecoming at Oxbow Park Oct. 13, 14, 20, 21

A great way to kick off the beginning of our Salmon study is to visit the annual homecoming of the salmon to the Sandy River that takes place at Oxbow Park over two weekends, Oct. 13 & 14, and the 20th & … Continue reading

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What a Busy Day in Room 24!

Wednesday was one busy day in Room 24. In Reading, Math, Science, and Writing, we were involved in actively learning about sequencing events in a story, factors, erosion, and the six traits of good writing. Ms. Altz is continuing her … Continue reading

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Class Notes for Sep. 24-28

It was great seeing almost a 100% turnout for our part of the Open House last Thursday! Thank you to all parents and kids who were able to join us for the evening. Also thanks to everybody who signed up … Continue reading

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Classroom Notes for Sep. 17-21

Our first full week of school went by so very quickly! The highpoint of the week for me was the Marshmallow Challenge on Friday morning. The students were given spaghetti sticks, string, tape, and a marshmallow. Small groups had 18 … Continue reading

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