Ups & Downs in Japantown

Students are heavily invested in our Japantown Storyline unit. Here’s what we have been up to:  Each family unit has a special Japanese tradition that they are known for.  Families researched their tradition, taught the class about it, and then did a small performance.  Students began their character journals about what daily life is like … Continue reading


It was a pleasure seeing so many of you at Art Night on Thursday!  A big thank you to our amazing docents who shared our work with the community. Students are loving our Japanese American Incarceration unit, and so am I!  This past week, students developed background on their character and family story.  Then, they … Continue reading

Art Night

We have been working hard in Room 22 on three extraordinary projects for Lewis Elementary Art Night.  Please join us NEXT THURSDAY, May 3rd, from 6:30- 8 PM.  I will be sending home docent forms later this week if your child would like to sign up to be one of our class docents. A large … Continue reading

April Days

I hope you and your family had a lovely and restful Spring Break!  Here’s the news from Room 22: Math:  We began our new geometry unit last week.  Students have been learning about how to measure angles with pattern blocks and with a protractor.  Next week, we will be studying the interior angles of triangles.  … Continue reading

Spring Break

We are spending this week wrapping up work ahead of Spring Break.  Here’s what we are up to in Room 22: Math:  The Unit 3 Post-Assessment went home with students on Monday.  Students certainly improved their understanding of fractions!  Last week we did a mini-unit on measurement conversions.  After the break, we will start Unit … Continue reading

Women’s Day 2018

As we roll into March, we are as busy as ever in Room 22.  Here’s what is going on: Math:  Students will be taking their Unit 3 post-assessment on Wednesday.  They will show their knowledge of different fractions models and how to divide up the remainder in a division story problem. Reading:  Students completed their … Continue reading

Snowy Days

Hope you had a nice three-day weekend and you are staying warm in this cold weather! Here’s what we are up to: Math:  Students are learning about dividing up the remainder in a division story problem.  For example, if each friend gets two cookies and there is one cookie leftover, how would the remaining cookie … Continue reading


Here’s the news from Room 22: Math:  We have been working on a variety of different models to represent fractions.  So far, students have learned: ruler fractions, egg-carton fractions, and clock fractions.  This week, students are learning how to convert between improper fractions and mixed numbers. Reading:  We are deep into our non-fiction unit.  Students … Continue reading

Quarter Two

It’s hard to believe we are nearly half way through the school year!  At the moment we are in the midst of assessments and launching new units.  Here’s what’s going on in Room 22: Math:  Last week, students completed the area and perimeter unit and took their post assessment.  On Friday, I did some more … Continue reading


Welcome back!  I hope that you and your family had a lovely Winter Break.  We’ve had a great start to 2018 in Room 22. Let me fill you in on what we’ve been doing: Math:  We are currently doing a mini unit on area and perimeter.  Our goal is to transition students into using equations … Continue reading