Happy Winter Break!

What a funky week it was with the snow days on Thursday and Friday! Due to the shortened week, we are going to push back some of the school work that I was hoping students would complete before break.   The end of the Oregon geography unit, including the brochure on Google Docs and the … Continue reading

December 2016

PLEASE send your child to school with a coat and many layers of clothing! It is cold out there and we like to go out for a brief morning recess regardless of the weather.  I cannot, in good conscience, take children outside in a cotton sweatshirt when it is raining and the temperatures are in … Continue reading

Three Weeks

I hope you and your family had a lovely fall break!  I had relatives in town from Texas and it was really nice to see them and have time to relax and unwind. We only have three weeks until Winter Break and we will be busy wrapping up our various units before then.  In geography, … Continue reading


It was a pleasure getting to speak with so many of you at conferences!  It was great for me to be able to share all the growth your children have made and to make plans together about where we can go from here.  I really appreciate all of the honest conversations. On Monday morning, we … Continue reading


It’s been a bit of a funny week between Halloween on Monday and no school this coming Friday in order for teachers to prepare for conferences.  We’ve done some work with place value in math, started revising our personal narratives in writing, and continued reading our novels in literacy with a focus on character traits. … Continue reading

Student Teacher

I am excited to announce that we will have a student teacher,  Eric Harder, starting with us on Monday.  He will be in our classroom full time until Winter Break.  Eric spent last spring and the first part of this fall teaching in a first grade classroom at Faubion Elementary.  While at Lewis, he will observe, co-teach, … Continue reading

Class T-Shirts

In literacy this week students will be finding out who their reading partner will be.  Each partnership will be given some book choices by me and they will decide together which book they will dive into next week. We have practiced writing many different elements of a personal narrative so far this year: hooking the reader … Continue reading

Geography, Halloween, and More…

A big thank you to all the parents and grandparents who came to help us make our topographical maps on Friday!  They are currently drying in the classroom.  Next week we will be painting them and adding in labels to mark the major rivers, lakes, cities, and mountain ranges. Halloween is coming up in a … Continue reading

We’ve got a lot going on these days in Room 22!  Here are the key things you need to know: Book Fundraiser/Bake Sale  I’m sure you have heard lots of talk from your child about the book fundraiser/bake sale we are planning.   Don’t worry if you don’t know dates or details yet!  We are … Continue reading

Topographical Maps

CALLING ALL PARENT VOLUNTEERS!  Next Friday, October 7th, we will be making topographical maps of Oregon out of salt and flour.  We will begin at 9AM and I predict it will take us about and hour and a half to complete the maps.  WE NEED AS MANY PARENT VOLUNTEERS AS POSSIBLE!  If you can’t come … Continue reading