If you were surprised to not receive your child’s report card on Friday, sorry for the confusion!  I thought we were supposed to send them home on Friday but it turns out we are not sending them home with students until Wednesday.  Please keep the report card and send back the signed envelope with your … Continue reading

Quarter Three

Quarter three has begun!  This week we are continuing our work on The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.  On Friday, students completed research on different topics related to native history in Oregon and the United States.  They worked in pairs and created placards to add to our Oregon history timeline.  Pairs will present their information … Continue reading

Halfway There!

This Friday marks the end of the 2nd quarter of 4th grade, and thus is officially the halfway point in the school year.   I cannot believe the year is flying by so quickly!  On Thursday, students will be taking their second formal reading assessment of the year.  They will be tested on their fluency … Continue reading

It’s 2016!

Happy New Year!  I hope you and your family had a wonderful break.  I went to San Antonio, Texas, to visit my family.   We did lots of hiking, baking, reading, playing games, and of course, went to see the new Star Wars movie (as your children know, I was a Star Wars fanatic in … Continue reading

Happy Holidays!

Since it is the last week of school before Winter Break, we are very busy!  Here’s what is happening/has happened: Monday:  The Portland Opera came and gave the whole school a great performance!  Anne Rutherford, actress-in-resident, came to help students get ready for our event on Thursday. Tuesday:  Students took their math test on area … Continue reading

Raining Cats and Dogs

It’s pouring out there!  I hope you and your family are staying safe and as dry as possible in this wild weather.  Thanks for sending your kids to school all bundled up- we’re trying to get outside for recess as much as possible in those slightly more dry moments. Mr. Raymond has been teaching our … Continue reading


I hope you and your family had a fabulous Thanksgiving!  I really enjoyed the sunshine and spent a lot time outside with people that I love.  It’s getting really cold outside so please make sure to send your child to school with a warm jacket, gloves, and a hat! The Unit 2 math test on … Continue reading

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