Class Notes for Sep. 29- Oct. 3, 2014

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Thanks to everybody who has signed up for conferences on Signup Genius. I am looking forward to meeting to share (both directions) information about your child.

Please fill out the short Science Camp questionnaire at bit.ly/1ATIAF0 if you haven’t already done so. The fifth-grade team needs to know how much fundraising is necessary. You can help by filling out the form.

In math we focused on the using the correct order of operations, a step on the road to algebra. Have your child explain what PEMDAS stands for. We also spent time on identifying prime and composite numbers.

Most students finished their US maps with all 50 states. Those who finished early were able to add capitals, too. We will focus on memorizing the states and capitals of the Pacific Northwest this week. In Science, each student has chosen a planet to do a report on. We will continue working on those this week and share them next week.

We have a long-delayed field trip coming up near the end of October! Last year, all fourth-grade classes were scheduled to go to Bonneville Dam and Fish Hatchery, but the trip was cancelled due to the government shutdown in October. Well, the Government is up and running again and we’re going to take the 40-mile trip up the Columbia River to see where we get most of our electricity from. The field trip is on Monday, Oct. 27. Information is going home on Monday. We need five parent volunteers to go with us, leaving at 9:00 and returning about 2:30. There is a chance that some chaperones might need to carpool, depending on how crowded the buses are.

 

 

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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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