Monthly Archives: March 2014

Class Notes for March 31-April 4, 2014

Welcome back! I hope everybody had a good week off, even if we did nearly break some rainfall records the last few days of the break. We are in need of chaperones for two upcoming field trips. Next Thursday, April 10, … Continue reading

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Oregon Historical Society!

The class headed down to the Oregon Historical Society in downtown Portland and here are their impressions. Today I went to the Oregon Historical Society or OHS for short and what I saw there was amazing. I saw artifacts like coins, flint … Continue reading

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Class Notes for March 17-21, 2014

It’s been a busy week in Room 24. The class finished up its residency with Portland Taiko on Wednesday with a performance for parents and friends in the cafeteria. Please check the class blog for pictures, student observations, and a … Continue reading

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Day Four of Our Taiko Drum Residency- Putting It All Together!

The final session of practice before the performance was pretty intense. Michelle and Toru kept the students’ focus on the goal the whole time, showing more than once that respect, cooperation, and perseverance are key to a successful practice and … Continue reading

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Day Three of Our Taiko Drum Residency- Perseverance

Day Three of our Portland Taiko residency focused on perseverance. The class worked on building stamina and worked on the performance piece they are going to do at tomorrow’s recital. The recital will be in the cafeteria at 2:00 and … Continue reading

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Emmy’s East Coast Sojourn

My family and I took a trip to the east coast to visit my cousins, aunt and uncle.  First we went to their house in Vermont.  One of the things I enjoyed doing there was skiing.  They had lots of … Continue reading

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Day Two of Our Taiko Drum Residency- Review and Practice

Day Two of our Portland Taiko drum residency saw the class in the tighter confines of the music room where the energy of the drums is more concentrated. The class reviewed vocabulary with Michelle and Toru, then went about learning … Continue reading

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