Phillip Foster Farm

We had a great time at our field trip to Phillip Foster Farm on Monday.  Students had the opportunity to pack a wagon, to remove corn from a husk, to saw a log, to write their names with ink and a quill, and to tour Phillip Foster’s home.  It was a beautiful day and I … Continue reading


This week is all about our science work sample.  Students are testing the rate of evaporation for water with salt in it, water with sugar in it, and water alone.  On Monday, students set up the experiment with their Wagon Trains.  Each day we will be measuring how much water remains and plotting the information … Continue reading

Art Night

Art night is tomorrow evening, Thursday, May 7th, from 6:00- 7:30 PM.  I am still in need of a few more docents for our classroom so please encourage your children to volunteer!  It promises to be a special night.  Our art is currently all up in the hall and looks absolutely fantastic. Permission slips went … Continue reading

State Math Testing

The Smarter Balanced Math Test will be taking place tomorrow, Thursday, April 30th.  I will not be sending home homework this evening so that your child can get to bed early.  Please make sure he/she is on time for school and send some extra snacks! Students took the Unit 5 Math test on multiplication strategies … Continue reading

Lovely April Days

I hope you and your family have been enjoying the beautiful weather.  I have been trying to get the class outside as much as possible by doing things like working on our writing out in the sunshine. This week in literacy we are starting a new mystery unit.  As a class, we will be reading … Continue reading

Report Cards

Report cards are going home on Friday.  Please sign the envelope and get it back to me next week.  As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. We did our Smarter Balanced Reading test on Tuesday and students took it very seriously.  They were focused and did their best, and … Continue reading

Welcome Back!

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Spring Break!  I really enjoyed my time in San Francisco and I feel refreshed and ready to dive back in to school. This week we are launching our unit on the Oregon Trail.  Students have new seats and each table group is now a “wagon train.” … Continue reading

Spring Break

As this is the last week before Spring Break, we are completing quite a few academic units.  We finished our study of the Corps of Discovery last week and the post-tests went home with students on Friday.  We will begin our new unit on the Oregon Trail when school starts back up. In writing this … Continue reading

Busy Bees

We have a lot going on right now in Room 22!  With two weeks until Spring Break, we are wrapping up quite a few units of study so that we are able to start on new material after the break. Next Tuesday will be the math post-test on Unit Four.  This week, students are learning … Continue reading