April Days

Students completed the OAKS Reading test and did very well!  I am proud of them for their focus and perseverance.  We will be taking the OAKS Math test the week of May 5th, so the homework the next two weeks will be predominantly math focused.  Students will receive two pages of math homework each night.  One … Continue reading

Sunny Days

Portland is so wonderful on sunny spring days!  It looks like it is going to stay nice most of this week, which is great news for our Fort Vancouver field trip on Thursday.  Please make sure your child arrives to school by 8:40 AM, as we are leaving promptly at 8:55.  Even though it looks … Continue reading

Let the Oregon Trail Commence!

I hope you and your family had a lovely and relaxing spring break.  I am excited to be back and dive into my favorite unit of the school year: The Oregon Trail!  This week students will be put into new wagon trains (table groups) in order to start preparing for their journey. They will find … Continue reading

Spring Break is Around the Corner

We are having a fun (albeit incredibly busy) week in Room Twenty-Two.  This week we are wrapping up our study of Lewis and Clark by finishing our PBS film and doing some reading about different perspectives of the journey.  Students will be taking a little post-quiz on Friday to make sure they understand why Lewis … Continue reading

March (Madness?)

Last week students worked hard to wrap up our Native American presentations, book projects, writing samples, and geometry math unit.  It was a busy, busy week and a lot was accomplished!  I have posted the Native American presentations on the class blog so have a look at http://msrotwein.wordpress.com/.  They are pretty outstanding!  You will be very … Continue reading