Class Notes for November 17-21, 2014

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To say that last week was hectic would be an understatement, even though we only had two days of school. We packed in a lot of activities and projects into a short amount of time. There was Drama with a capital “D” when the snow (or no-snow) day happened on Thursday. We had to quickly reschedule the in-school performance of “Vampires Don’t Wear Polka Dots,” the play the kids have been working on for six weeks with Michael Wehrli. Friday morning’s performance went well and I expect as I write this on Sunday night, that Monday evening’s performance will go even better.

We started bike safety with instructor Emily. The class is learning more about being a safe and responsible cyclist. We continue this week and build up to a ride over to Woodstock Park on Friday at 12:50. Parents are welcome to ride along with us if you have time and a bike. Just let me know.

Be sure to check out the salmon art in the hallway down by Rooms 16 and 17. We’ve gotten some nice comments from passers by and teachers.

We start up our unit on Native Americans this week. The unit will culminate in a home project that will involve building a shelter representative of the group that your child is focusing on. More information will be coming home late in the week. The project will be due on Tuesday, Dec. 9, giving students three weekends to work on it.

I am still missing a few OMSI field trip forms. The trip is coming up this coming Tuesday the 25th of November, so please get them in as soon as possible.

Homework has been coming home on Friday and that seems to be working well for everybody. A half hour of daily reading is part of your child’s homework in addition to the regular math and spelling work.

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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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