Class Notes for February 9-13, 2015

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If you take a look at the pictures on the above, you can see we had a pretty busy week last week. From the Portland Opera coming to Lewis for a performance of The Barber of Seville that was well received by the audience, to Reed College Science starting up again for the next eight weeks, to artwork involving our Colonial simulation and the study of angles in geometry, things were buzzing in Room 24. We were able to squeeze in lots of writing, too.

Please take a look at the sign up outside the room for Valentine Party information. A few of the necessary items are covered, but there a still opportunities to help out. Email me if you are interested in being there for our party on Friday, Feb. 13. We’ll start at 1:30 and go until a little after 2:00. The kids go to music at 2:20 and we’ll need time for cleanup before that. Thanks in advance.

Please add the Lewis Family Dance to your family calendar. It’s on Friday, Feb. 20, from 6:30 to 8:00. This is a fundraiser for 5th-Grade Science Camp, so it’s important to show your support. Feel free to invite neighbors who like to dance. The more the merrier!

Our geometry test on Unit 3 is on Wednesday. This has been a fun unit to teach and the kids seem to enjoy what we’re doing. I’m hoping for the best on the test. (That rhyme was for Fezzick. Ask your child who that is.)

Reed College Science started up their second set of lessons last week. It’s good to have them back. They brought several household chemicals (rubbing alcohol, baking soda, the herb turmeric, among others), and students mixed them together in a baggie to observe the chemical reaction that took place.

Camp Magruder Supply List

*This is a sample camp supply list from last year.  We will send home the final list in March.  

Personal bedding items (sleeping bag/pillow)

  • Sleepwear/Pajamas
  • Change of clothes per day (you may want to pack extra just in case!)
  • Warmer clothing for the night games and around the campfire (sweatshirt and long pants)
  • Rain jacket
  • Close-toed shoes
  • Sandals or flip flops (for the beach -if warm)
  • Washcloth or hand-towel (students will not be showering)
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste and other personal toiletries
  • Insect repellant
  • Sunscreen
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Flashlight/Headlamp and extra batteries
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal prescription medications (these will be signed in to school nurse)

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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