Crater Lake

Run for the Arts was yesterday and it was a blast! It was great to see everyone getting active. A big thank you to all the parents and grandparents who came in to help with our topographical maps on Thursday. They look great so far and are in the process of drying in the classroom. … Continue reading


I hope you all enjoyed the sunny weather this weekend. In Room 22 we are getting in the flow of working hard. We wrapped up our first math unit on Friday and have been doing review in class this week. The post-test was today, and I am very excited about what I have seen so … Continue reading

Bonneville Dam

We had a lovely field trip to the Bonneville Dam and Fish Hatchery! We had a great tour guide at the dam who helped us learn about how water turns into energy and taught us about the salmon life cycle. It was a perfect introduction for the class because we are getting our own salmon … Continue reading

Rounding Out the First Month

I am back in Portland now and happy to see my students. My sisters wedding was lovely and we all had a wonderful time! It sounds like things went well in my absence. While I was away, the students in Room 22 did their first writing sample and their first EasyCBM. The writing sample is … Continue reading

Open House

It was so nice to see so many of you at the Lewis Open House last night! If you were not able to make it, please pop in to sign-up for a fall conference and get a packet about the 4th grade curriculum. Also, make sure to check out our amazing “Random Autobiography Poems.” They … Continue reading

A New School Year

Welcome to 4th Grade in Room 22! We had a great start to school this past week. We spent a lot of time getting to know each other and learning the classroom routines and expectations. I am looking forward to spending the next year with this group of students. They seem to be very excited … Continue reading

Thank You!

Thank you so much for another wonderful year at Lewis Elementary!  It has been a pleasure teaching this group of students and watching them grow and progress.  I spent some time on Sunday reading the reflections on 4th grade that students wrote for homework last week.  They wrote about their proudest academic achievement, their largest … Continue reading

Nearly There

I cannot believe that next week is the last week of teaching this group of 4th grade students.  We’ve had quite a year!  There are many important things coming up in the next ten days so here is a summary: Wednesday, June 4th: Final math test on Unit 7: patterns and algebra Thursday, June 5th: … Continue reading

Lots to do in Room 22

As we move into our last few weeks of school we have lots to do in Room 22!   This week students will take their final EasyCBM.   The EasyCBM is the computer-based literacy assessment that we do a few times a year.  Students will be tested to see how quickly and fluently they can … Continue reading

The Final Month

It is hard to believe there is only one month left of 4th grade with this group.  We still have lots of fun ahead but also plenty of work to get done!  Here’s what we are up to this week: In math we are continuing our work with patterns.  Students are analyzing patterns and writing … Continue reading