Class Notes for Jan. 13-17, 2014

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Mark your calendars! We have a field trip to the Oregon Historical Society coming up on Monday, Feb. 10. We will be gone shortly after school starts and return around 1:00 if the TriMet schedules allow. The Historical Society has a great exhibit that showcase elements of Oregon’s history from the time of the Native Americans to the present. Highlights of the tour are an actual full-size wagon loaded up with gear for travel on the Oregon Trail, an authentic Native American canoe, and a large wooden version of the Oregon State Seal. Since this is a TriMet trip, I will need at least five parent chaperones, but we can have more. Let me know if you’re interested in going along with us.

We started an art project on Friday that will continue into this week. The class learned about ovoid and U-form shapes that the Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest used in their designs. Students will eventually be designing an animal using the design elements we have been learning. Have your son or daughter point out some of the shapes in the illustration below.Child_Alvin_Haida_Chest_Human_Design_700_txt_550

Math homework is the two Homework Connection papers that deal with fractions. Any extra math time at home could be spent on Lymboo Math. Several students have been using it a lot and have reported gaining skills.

This week’s spelling words are all compound words. Watch out for number 22! Our homework is online at Spelling City. If your child did not complete all seven parts of last week’s work, it is still available. Let’s go for 100% this time!

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About Mr. Colvin

I'm a retired elementary teacher (classroom and music) who taught at Lewis and Woodmere elementary schools in SE Portland. I like to teach, play guitar, take photos, and ride my bike.
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