Thanksgiving Week

It’s hard to believe it is nearly Thanksgiving!  We are in the midst of wrapping up quite a few units in the next few weeks so that we are able to start with fresh material in the new year. Students will have their Unit 2 Math Test on multiplication strategies next Tuesday.  Mr. Raymond will … Continue reading

How Can We Be Better?

It’s been a challenging and emotional week for many of us due to events in the United States and around the world.  The protests on U.S. College Campuses and the attacks in Paris are very complicated issues for adults and I do my best to find ways to discuss them with your children that are … Continue reading

Fall in Oregon

I hope you and your family had a lovely three-day weekend and that you weren’t too drenched in the crazy rain on Saturday!  As we move into fall weather please make sure to send your child to school with a waterproof jacket.  I like to take the class outside to play even if it is … Continue reading

Book Groups

It was so lovely getting the chance to speak with you all at conferences.  I am really proud of your children! It was wonderful getting to share growth with you and show you what we are doing in the classroom.  I’m not great about updating the class blog, but I try to post to our … Continue reading

Salt and Flour Maps

Thanks to all the family members who came out last Thursday to help us make our Salt and Flour maps of Oregon!  They turned out very well and are currently drying in the classroom.  On Friday morning we will be painting the maps and next week we will be putting the labels on them.  If … Continue reading

Early October

Things are moving right along in Room 22.  In literacy this week, we are working on figuring out what the author’s purpose is in a piece of writing.  The purpose of writing can be: to teach or inform, to persuade, to entertain, or a combination of the three.  Once students explain what the author’s purpose … Continue reading

Regular Routines

We have finally completed all of our start of the year assessments!  This means that this week we are fully into our regular routines and academic units. In literacy, we have been practicing how to describe the setting of a story.  We have been writing about and discussing how a strong setting description can make … Continue reading

Open House

It was great to see so many of you at the Open House last night!  If you weren’t able to make it, please swing by to check out our “Random Autobiography Poems” and self-portraits.  The kids and I are very proud of them! Last Friday we had an awesome afternoon in Room 22!  We spent … Continue reading