Finally- a Five Day Week!

It was such a bizarre week last week. Between the 4-day weekend and then no-snow snow day Thursday, it was hard to get very much done! This week we are playing catching up in a few respects to make sure we are on track academically before Winter Break. Our Unit 2 math test has been … Continue reading


This week we are moving right along with our various projects in writing, literacy, and geography. Most students finished their research on their chosen region of Oregon last week and will be working on their rough drafts over the course of the next few days. In writing, students are finishing up their outlines. Don’t forget … Continue reading


It was so wonderful getting the time to speak with you all at Conferences. I loved having the opportunity to share student growth and discuss future goals. I spoke with many of you about our writing unit and the culminating performance we will be having in December. Please mark your calendars for Friday, December 12th. … Continue reading

4th & 5th Grade Singing Club

The Lewis Singing Club is looking for 4th and 5th grade students who love to sing. A great voice is not required, only the desire to sing. We start up on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 7:45 a.m. in Room 24. Hopefully that’s not too early for singing! My plan is to do some vocal warm ups, then sing our … Continue reading

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