Work Samples

With only three weeks left in 4th grade we are very busy getting work samples done!  Students are doing a speech work sample on the persuasive essay they turned in last week.  They have summarized their essay on note-cards and will be presenting to their peers later this week.  Students are doing a science work sample … Continue reading

The Final Month

It was nice to see so many of you at Art Night!  If you missed the main event, our art will remain up in the hall outside the classroom for the next few weeks.  A special thanks to our student docents for doing such a great job! This week in writing students are completing their … Continue reading

Art Night

We had an incredible field trip to the Nikkei Japanese Legacy Museum.  Students were very excited to see artifacts and images about the topics we have studied.  We also greatly enjoyed seeing the Japanese American History Monument down on the waterfront and eating lunch in the sunshine amidst Haikus.  A big thank you to all … Continue reading


What a lovely start to the month of May!  I hope you and your family are enjoying the sunshine.  As the weather warms up, please make sure you are putting sunscreen on your child before school.  You may also send some to school and I will make sure it is applied before recess.  I also … Continue reading

Letter Writing, Day 30

This week has been a little more normal as the Smarter Balanced Math Assessment is short and only took up one morning of our time.  As a result, we’ve had a pretty regular week in Room 22! In literacy, groups are finishing up their last small-group novel of the year.  They are creating slideshows on Google … Continue reading

April Days

This week is a little wonky due to our continuation of the Smarter Balanced Assessment.  Students have been working on their writing test in the mornings.  Next week they will be taking the state math test. In the afternoons, we are continuing our study of Japanese American history in Oregon.  Students are currently researching topics … Continue reading

Report Cards

Report cards are going home with students on Friday.  Please look them over and get the signed envelopes back to me.  I will be meeting with students individually next week to go over report cards with them, and I encourage you to be transparent with your student about how they are doing in class.  As … Continue reading

State Testing

Smarter Balance Testing begins on Monday with the reading and writing assessment.  We will be testing in the mornings and doing regular work in the afternoons.  PLEASE make sure your child is getting to sleep early and coming to school prepared with extra snacks and lots of positive encouragement. For the month of April, our … Continue reading

Spring Break

Since it’s the last week of school before Spring Break, we are wrapping up a bunch of our units.  Students will be taking their Unit 4 Math Test on Friday.  It will cover geometry vocabulary, measuring angles with a protractor, finding the missing interior angle in a triangle, finding the missing angle measure in a … Continue reading