Monthly Archives: December 2012

Khan Academy Multiplication Video for Your Vacation Viewing Pleasure

This video http://www.khanacademy.org/video/multiplication-4–2-digit-times-1-digit-number  does a great job of explaining the traditional algorithm for multiplication. Please take a few minutes to share this with your child. After watching the video, try practicing the concept by going to IXL or http://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/multiplication-division/multi_digit_multiplication/e/multiplication_2. If Mr. Khan is … Continue reading

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Let There Be Peace, Love and Light

I want to wish everybody a happy holiday season and look forward to seeing the kids again in 2013! I am so lucky to have this group of kids in my class this year. The First Annual Fourth Grade Family … Continue reading

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Parents: You’re Invited to the First Annual 4th Grade Family Breakfast on Friday

You are cordially invited to the First Annual 4th Grade Family Breakfast!  What:  An opportunity for all the 4th grade students and families to get together and celebrate the hard work and wonderful community of the 4th grade classes.  We … Continue reading

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Class Notes for Dec. 10-14

It’s hard to believe that Winter Break is just around the corner. These past 3 months have just zipped by for me. They say times travels fast when you’re having fun, and I have to say I am enjoying my … Continue reading

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Who Let the Salmon Out?

Who, who, who, who, who? We did! After nearly two months of spending time in Room 24, our salmon are on their journey of survival in the wild Willamette River. We released all of the alevins (most were just starting … Continue reading

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Bringing Brightness to Dark Days with Light Painting

 All photos by Ms. Layman and Room 24 students As we approach the darkest and coldest days of the year, it’s important to remember back to sunnier and warmer days of spring and summer and to look forward to the … Continue reading

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Class Notes for Dec. 3-7

Our salmon are just about ready to be released into the wild. Note how active the salmon are and the distinctive pattern on their sides.  Update: Next week my fellow 4th-grade teachers and I are planning on having the First Annual 4th-Grade … Continue reading

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